As another dismal season is coming to an end for the Chicago National League Ball Club, a creative idea has emerged to bring fans to the park: night time movies. Whereas outdoor theaters have been going out of business left and right these past few years, the thought is that a ballpark venue might pull in the fans.
Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) introduced legislation in the Chicago City Council creating an exception to the 30-nite limit on evening activities at Cubs Park. The Cub management is thinking about inviting fans to sit on the field and in the seats to watch…a baseball movie! They don’t, however, indicate the possible movie. I suspect Chicago bookies, if they still exist, would make Kevin Costner an odds-on favorite as star in a baseball movie.
Mike Luffano, Cubs General Counsel, said, “A movie in the park is something the community would appreciate. It could be a fun night at the ballpark,” according to The Chicago Sun Times.
Perhaps starring the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon?