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Fox Theatre Walsenburg Outdoor Movie: A League of Their Own (PG)
The Fox Theatre Walsenburg hosts OUTDOOR MOVIES at the Walsenburg Golf Course (no Lathrop State Park pass is required).
Enter through Lathrop State Park, stay to the right, and follow the golf course signs.
Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome! Concessions (candy, popcorn) are available from the Fox Theatre Walsenburg.
Food and alcohol are available to purchase inside the clubhouse.
You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
During World War II, when all the men were fighting the war, most of the jobs left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out, but she’s not interested. However, her sister, Kit, who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they’re chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who’s now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn’t feel it’s a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months, when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that grabs attention. And it isn’t long before Dottie is the star of the team, and Kit feels like she’s living in her shadow.