This month, Movie Night at the Museum gets into the diamond and dugout for “A League of Their Own” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27.
During World War II, many of the country’s professional baseball players were called into service, leaving the field to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The 1992 film “A League of Their Own” tells the story of two sisters who join the league to play for the Rockford Peaches. The movie follows the professional and personal lives of the 1943 baseball season as the sisters and their fellow team members play their way to the best record in the league, qualifying them for the World Series.
Directed by Penny Marshall, the movie stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall and Bill Pullman. The film was both a critical and commercial success, grossing over $132.4 million worldwide. In 2012, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are accepted to defray costs. Soda pop, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers can bring their own cushions or seating if they like.
The Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell. For information call 406-756-8381.