Free Outdoor Showing Celebrating 30th Anniversary of the Movie “The Sandlot” by The Banks Cincinnati


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Submitted by Kathrine Nero of Game Day Communications

CINCINNATI, OH -- To mark the 30th anniversary of the classic baseball film, “The Sandlot,” The Banks Cincinnati will have a free outdoor showing of the movie on Thursday, August 17, at 8:30 p.m. on the video board outside Great American Ball Park.

The 1993 baseball comedy tells the story of a group of young players in the summer of 1962 who welcome the new kid in town, Scotty Smalls, to the San Fernando Valley. To make friends, Smalls joins the boys on their sandlot baseball team and, unknowingly, gets them into the biggest pickle of their lives. The film has become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the greatest baseball movies of all time.

Original cast members Grant Gelt (“Bertram”), Victor DiMattia (“Timmy Timmons”), and Shane Obedzinski (“Tommy ‘Repeat’ Timmons”) will be at the screening Play Forever, their new youth sports non-profit organization, and will be in attendance for the screening.

The cast will also appear at Moerlein Lager House on August 17 as celebrity bartenders during Happy Hour before the screening of the film.

Food and beverages will be available at all Banks restaurants for the family-friendly movie. Bring your own lawn chairs to set up in front of the Great American Ball Park screen. 

"The Sandlot" will be showing at The Banks on Freedom Way at Joe Nuxhall Way, adjacent to the the Great American Ball Park on Thursday August 17 and starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs 1 hr 41 mins.

About Play Forever

Founded and chaired by cast members from The Sandlot, The Play Forever Project, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to reduce obstacles and break down barriers for young athletes and kids who want to pursue a career in sports.

To celebrate 30 years of The Sandlot, Play Forever has launched the "30 for the 30th" fundraising initiative in which we're looking to raise enough to impact 30 communities through a combination of equipment donations, grant writing, strategic alignments, field improvements, educational support, and more however we can be most impactful.

Visit to learn more on how it works to address socio-economic, food insecurity, health and wellness, educational, gender inequity, and field and environmental issues, amongst others that prevent kids from participating.

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