Union Station and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present “42”, starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in this true story of an American Legend on Union Station’s Extreme Screen Theatre September 4 through 10.
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.
Adding to the powerful and uplifting story, important artifacts from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will be on display in the Extreme Screen Theatre lobby to enjoy before and after the movie.
This special presentation is a celebration of Jackie Robinson, the Negro Leagues and the life of Chadwick Boseman. In order to make this important movie accessible to all, each movie ticket is priced at only 42 cents. Each ticketed guest will also receive a Buy One/Get One Free Certificate to visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre features Kansas City’s largest movie screen and normally seats over 400 guests. In order to maximize social distancing, each showtime will allow only 150 guests and, as with all public spaces, masks are required. Advance online purchases are strongly encouraged.
The theater is open on Memorial Day, Monday, September 7.