Wrigley Field To Host Bi-Weekly Movie Series Themed Around Baseball, Chicago
Wrigley Field is "jumping on the bandwagon of walk-in outdoor summer movie screenings" this summer and is adding a "baseball and Chicago" theme, according to Erin Ben-Moche of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The bi-weekly Park at Wrigley movie series, held in conjunction with Chicago-based Music Box Theatre, kicks off tonight with John Hughes' "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Hughes was a "longtime Chicago-area resident, and the movie features Wrigley Field and the Cubs." Music Box GM Ryan Oestreich said, "The first show will feature Cubs player Ryne Sandberg, who will be talking about the '86 season and his thoughts about the 'Ferris Bueller' filming during the game." Additional films in the series include "Rookie of the Year" (July 12), "Ghostbusters" (July 26), "The Sandlot" (Aug. 9) and "The Blues Brothers" (Aug. 23). "Rookie of the Year" star Thomas Ian Nicholas will "share his experience playing Cubs pitcher Henry Rowengarther," while a performance by improv group ComedySportz will "take place for 'The Sandlot.'" The park opens at 7:00pm CT and admission is free. Spectators are "encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the green space's lawn seating area" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/14).
TIGER POSE: In Michigan, Matt Durr noted the Tigers will host a special yoga session on the field at Comerica Park on Aug. 6 from 9:00-10:00am ET that will "allow fans to take part in the class on the field and receive a ticket to a game in September if they attend." The team "held a yoga class last year" prior to a game against the Royals (MLIVE.com, 6/13).