Creative Haverhill’s “Movies by the River” is BACK! Every Thursday in July and August we’re offering FREE family friendly movies on a HUGE inflatable screen in Downtown Haverhill! Movies take place in the parking lot on Merrimack Street in between Haverhill Bank and Rent-A-Center. There is plenty of free parking in the vicinity. Bring a chair, bring some snacks, and settle in for a fun evening with the family. This year we’re offering fun pre-movie activities while we wait for the sun to go down. Be sure to “like” Creative Haverhill’s Facebook page to stay in the loop!
Come down early to catch the travelling dance troupe “The American Travelling Morrice” who will be performing before the movie starts!
About the movie…
Title: Field of Dreams
Synopsis: “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is “Ease his pain.” He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is Salingeresque writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final “second-chancer” turns out to be much closer to Ray. That “magical” field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year. Author: Hal Erickson
Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia L. Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Alan Tudyk, Don Lake, and John DiMaggio also lend their voices. Author: Violet LeVoit
“Movies by the River” is presented by Creative Haverhill, with help from our Blockbuster Sponsor Haverhill Bank, and a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, please visit www.creativehaverhill.org/movies-by-the-river