“Major League” special Tucson Birthday showingby Carolyn Classen on Aug. 13, 2013, under Arts, Life
Major League / A Special Tucson Birthday Screening
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00pm, at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway
Regular admission prices apply
• Adult $9.25
• Senior (65+) $6.25
• Child (12 & Under) $6.25
• Students, Teachers, and Military $7.50
• Loft Member $5.75
The DC Jumbie, Chef’s Kitchen, Kadooks Costa Rican Fusion, Christo’s Greek Food, Street Delights, Jackie’s Food Court and You Sly Dog food trucks will be at The Loft from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Loft celebrates Tucson’s birthday month with a special screening of the 1989 baseball comedy Major League, starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Wesley Snipes, and partially filmed right here in Tucson at Hi Corbett Field! Grab a slice of our free Tucson Birthday Cake (while supplies last), and enter our Free Prize Raffle for a fabulous Tucson Gift Package which includes dvds of films made in Arizona, Tucson-centric books and gift certificates from local retailers! This is a birthday bash that’s guaranteed to be a home run!
In this grand slam ‘80s comedy, former showgirl Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her late husband. Unfortunately, she wants to move the franchise from Cleveland to sunny Miami, and a losing season is her only ticket to Florida, as Cleveland is reluctant to let its team go. Figuring the chances for a losing season are solid given the Indian’s inability to win a pennant, Rachel decides to make doubly sure her team will hit the skids by putting together the absolute worst team possible, a team comprised of what could charitably be called “misfits.” The new players include has-been womanizer Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), blind-as-a-bat pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), self-centered narcissist Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), and Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes), who is literally incapable of hitting straight. Just to stack the deck against her freshly-minted team of rejects, Rachel decides to break their spirit by forcing them to fly from game to game in a World War II prop plane, assigning them a rickety old bus for road games, and divesting them of their precious whirlpool, among other indignities. Surely this motley crew (which attempts to sharpen its lackluster skills by traveling to beautiful Tucson, Arizona for spring training) is destined for total disaster … or is it? Maybe – just maybe – Rachel has underestimated her team of oddball underachievers, and the world of baseball could be in for a Major League surprise! (Dir. by David S. Ward, 1989, USA, 107 mins., Rated R) Digital
This is a hilarious movie, filmed partially right here in Tucson. Celebrate early with food trucks, birthday cake and this baseball movie for Tucson’s 238th birthday coming up on August 20.