Film screening: Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels


Rare Baseball Films is the perfect way to celebrate the national pastime that delights diehard fans and cinephiles alike. Before television became a fixture in people's homes, theatrical newsreels were one of the few ways for fans to actually see players from around the country in action. The program draws on the Hearst Metrotone News Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and includes the Houston Colt .45s first spring training, Stan Musial's 3,000th hit, a charity game with Buster Keaton and Jack Benny, Babe Ruth's first day with the Boston Braves, Sandy Koufax's retirement press conference, Jackie Robinson relaxing at home with his family, and more.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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