Thursday nights are free movie nights at Santikos Bijou at the Wonderland of the Americas. The movies playing in April are baseball themed.
April 4 – Bull Durham
Kevin Costner stars in this romantic comedy sports film as “Chip” Davis. It’s based on the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton. At its center are the players and fans of the Durham Bulls in Durham, North Carolina.
April 11 – Bang the Drum Slowly
This is the 1973 film adaptation of the baseball novel of the same name by Mark Harris. It stars Robert De Niro as a rookie catcher who befriends a veteran pitcher who in turn helps him play through one more season when he is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
April 18 – The Natural
Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall star in this 1984 film adaptation of the baseball novel of the same name by Bernard Malamud. Robert Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a young man who always dreamed of playing baseball. Until a mysterious woman shatters his dreams and he disappears for years only to reappear years later as a rookie for the New York Knights.
April 25 – Field of Dreams
Kevin Costner stars in this 1989 fantasy drama film about an Iowa corn farmer who hears a voice whisper “If you build it, he will come.” So he builds a baseball diamond and the Chicago Black Sox come.
What: Free movies at the Bijou
Where: Santikos Bijou (Wonderland of the Americas)
4522 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201
When: Thursdays in April
Tickets: This is a free event.
Tickets can be picked up at the box office at 6:00pm. This is on a first come first serve basis and is limited to the first 200 people.
Sources: Santikos, Wikipedia