Bush Library Kicks Off New Summer Film Series With "The Sandlot"

May 08, 2014, 17:23 ET from George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off the new Summer Film Series, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University will show "The Sandlot" Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

The event will take place outside behind the Bush Library and Museum by the Presidential Pond. Guests are recommended to bring a blanket or lawnchair, or can sit on the grass to enjoy the film.

Free concessions, bounce houses and baseball-themed games and activities begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will begin after dark. Enjoy free soft drinks and water, hotdogs and chips, popcorn and more, while supplies last.

"The Sandlot" is the first of four films that will be shown as part of the Bush Library and Museum's new Summer Film Series.

"We wanted to create a movie experience that would be fun and engaging for families, and one that highlights something about President Bush as well. We have a long partnership with the Brazos Valley Bombers, and President Bush loved baseball and played at Yale and in the College World Series, so 'The Sandlot' is the perfect movie to kick off our new Summer Film Series," said Bush Library and Museum Public Programs Director Tracy Paine.

"It should be a great evening of family fun under the stars," added Paine.

The event is presented in partnership with the Brazos Valley Bombers.

For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/summerfilmseries.

Located on the campus of Texas A&M University – a premier public Tier 1 research university home to more than 50,000 students – the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu.

Media contact:
Will King
Marketing and Communications Director
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
(979) 691-4069  |  will.king@nara.gov

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