New from Every Movie Has a Lesson by Don Shanahan: SPECIAL EVENT: Rockford Advance Premiere of “A League of Their Own”

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I don’t know a baseball fan OR a movie fan who doesn’t have a soft spot for Penny Marshall’s seminal 1992 classic A League of Their Own. Amazon has been in development of a new series based on that chapter of sports history. Rockford, Illinois, home of the beloved Rockford Peaches women’s professional baseball team, gets the public’s first look at the show.

Prime Video and the City of Rockford are teaming up to host a free advance screening of the upcoming Prime Video original series A League of Their Own. You read that right: FREE! The screening is planned as the final event of a weekend celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic film.

On Saturday, July 2, the Coronado Performing Arts Center located on 314 North Main Street will welcome guests for an exclusive sneak peek before the anticipated series debuts on Prime Video on Friday, August 12. 

“The Peaches are an important part of Rockford’s history, and we are honored that Prime Video has not only created a series based upon the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, but is also hosting the series debut right here in Rockford– weeks before it is available to the public,” says Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara. “I’m excited to watch as the launch of this series, as well as the creation of the International Women’s Baseball Center in Rockford, usher in a new era of AAGPBL fans.”

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., guests are invited to a pre-screening street fair in front of the historic theater including free ballpark snacks, interactive baseball games like “Throw Like a Girl” Pitching, 1940’s music and cars, a special green carpet photo opportunity, and much more. After the street fair, guests with tickets will enter the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center for a special advance screening of the premiere episode of Prime Video’s A League of Their Own set to begin at 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are free to the public and available here:

For more information on the weekend events, please visit @ALeagueOfTheirOwn30 and @GoRockford Facebook. 


 About A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN on Prime Video

A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both in and outside of the AAGPBL. The show follows Carson (Abbi Jacobson) and Max (Chanté Adams) and a new ensemble of sharp and hilarious characters as they carve their paths toward the field, along the way finding their teams and themselves.

A League of Their Own is from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions. The series premieres on Prime Video on August 12, 2022.

Follow A League of Their Own on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LeagueOnPrime, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/leagueonprime/, and use #FindYourTeam to join the conversation! Find an Instagram Baseball Card AR filter here.

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