?42? brings to a close another great season of Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Su

September 5, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville ? The powerful story of how Jackie Robinson became a sports legend in Major League Baseball is the subject of the 2013 feature film ?42?which brings to a close another successful year of Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, September 14th at 8:00pm.
?This great film ends another year of free entertainment for the community,? says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). ?People have rediscovered what a wonderful attraction the Iroquois Amphitheater is for our community.?
?42? tells the story of how Robinson became the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers beginning in 1946. He faced racism and fought obstacles to become a legend. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Lucas Black and John C. McGinley.
In 2014, the Free Summer Movie program and Movies Under the Stars saw climbing attendance numbers over previous years. ?42? makes 14 movies shown this year and prior to its showing, there has been a total attendance of 6387 people, or 507 per movie, who enjoyed the films.
?We are grateful for the continuing support of Councilwoman Butler and her colleagues on Metro Council,? says Mike Slaton, General Manager of the Iroquois Amphitheater. ?With their help, we?re able to continue to include family friendly free entertainment like Movies Under the Stars as part of our increasingly active and diverse season.?
Movies Under the Stars is made possible by several Metro Council members. Joining Butler as sponsors are Dan Johnson (D-21), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David James (D-6), Jim King (D-10), Kelly Downard (R-16), Attica Scott (D-1), Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), Tom Owen (D-8), Glen Stuckel (R-17) and Stuart Benson (R-20).
Concessions are available. No outside food.
Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road, off New Cut Road. To learn more about events at Iroquois Amphitheater call 502-368-5865.