• The Woodward Theater takes part in Cincinnati’s celebration of the National Pastime with a Cincy-centric baseball-movie double feature
• “4192”: a profile of hometown hero Pete Rose
• “Eight Men Out”: filmed in Cincinnati, with exterior shots of the Woodward Theater
• This will be the the first film presentation at the Woodward Theater since its original incarnation as a silent-movie house one century ago
• The event is free with limited seating and additional standing space
CINCINNATI — The Woodward Theater is returning to its roots as a movie house on Sunday, July 12, when it presents a double feature of “4192” and “Eight Men Out” that highlights Cincinnati’s status as a premier baseball town. The Woodward is located at 1404 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine.
“4192: THE CROWNING OF THE HIT KING” is a profile of Pete Rose, local baseball legend and the all-time leader in base hits. Few players in the annals of baseball history stir up emotions quite like Pete Rose. With a career now shrouded by controversy, Rose has become one of baseball fans’ greatest moral debates. “4192: THE CROWNING OF THE HIT KING” is the story of a Pete Rose that is often forgotten amongst the gossip: a ballplayer with a divine bat and a true passion for the game.
Featuring on-camera narration by Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons, Hall of Famers Marty Brennaman, Mike Schmidt, Tony Perez, and Anthony Munoz. Additional interviews with Pete Rose, Jr., Paul O’Neill, Ken Fouts and Cincinnati’s own “Wildman” Walker and Gary Burbank.
“Eight Men Out” is director John Sayles’ 1988 film chronicling the so-called Black Sox, the Chicago team defeated by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1919 world series. The movie stars John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd and Charlie Sheen and has earned its status as a classic baseball film.
Filmed in Cincinnati 1987, the historic Woodward Theater makes an appearance during the movie’s opening scene.
This will be the first time that film has been presented to the public in the Woodward Theater since 1933. The Woodward open in 1913 as a silent-movie house and closed during the Great Depression.
The films will be presented in a high-quality, digital format. Seating is limited to 200, and there will be standing room on the balcony. “Eight Men Out” will be shown at 6 p.m., with “4192” following at 8 p.m. The event is free.