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North Park screens the family favorite ‘The Sandlot’

Since the renovated North Park Theatre reopened its doors earlier this year, the North Buffalo movie house has been showing a fantastic and eclectic selection of films, both new and old. From the cult local film “Buffalo 66” to a wide selection of animated Japanese fantasy flicks, buzzing indie dramas to throwback blockbusters, Hertel Avenue has become the go-to spot for off-beat cinephiles of all ages.

This weekend, the folks at the North Park tap deep into millennial nostalgia with the screening of the 1993 coming-of-age baseball film “The Sandlot.” The tale of a rag-tag crew of baseball players trying their best to recover a tragically misplaced Babe Ruth autographed baseball has become a much-loved classic for fans of America’s pastime. If you never had the chance to see Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, “Squints,” “The Beast” and the rest of the team on the big screen, then this weekend is your chance.

The film will be screened at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the North Park (1428 Hertel Ave.). Admission is only $5. Visit northparktheatre.org.

– Mac McGuire

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