Million Dollar Arm – Advanced Screening & Exhibit Preview

May 14, 2014 at Classic Cinema’s York Theatre

EHF member/donor exclusive double play! Advance film screening & exhibit preview.

Disney’s upcoming film Million Dollar Arm and Elmhurst Historical Museum’s new exhibit Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars center on the great American past-time of baseball, and both share an “opening day” on Friday, May 16.

To celebrate these two soon-to-be baseball classics, Elmhurst Heritage Foundation members and donors are invited to preview the brand new Sox vs. Cubs exhibit before it opens to the public, and then head to Classic Cinema’s York Theatre for a FREE advance screening of Million Dollar Arm.


1)   Members/Donors: reserve by May 12 your FREE pair of film tickets by emailing, calling 630.833.1457 or filling out the form below. *

2)   On Wednesday, May 14 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., visit the Elmhurst Historical Museum to preview the Sox vs. Cubs exhibit, and pick up your film tickets.

3)   Bring your tickets to Classic Cinema’s York Theater for the 7:30 p.m. screening of Million Dollar Arm that same evening.

* Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation members and donors only. To become a member, please visit our membership page. Two tickets are available for each current member or donor.


Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Rated PG.

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