At this time of year, it’s important that we all give thanks…for Hanks! On June 4th and 5th, The Mahoning Drive-In Theater celebrates an actor as American as apple pie, with a weekend-long filmic feast of some of the tastiest treats from the career of one of cinema’s most beloved actors of the last 50 years, Tom Hanks!
Join us for a filling foursome sure to satisfy, let your belts out a notch or two and dig in to some of Tom Hanks’ most memorable roles, from bewildered baseball managers, to lonely widowers and horrified homeowners, all presented on glorious 35mm!
Friday night begins with the film that once and for all answers the question as to the propriety of crying in baseball, Penny Marshall’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992), co-starring Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna, chronicling the adventures of a band of female sluggers in the 1940s, with Hanks as their meager manager. Once you’ve done the wave and slid into home, we stay up late with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Nora Ephron’s SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993), in which our lovelorn leads dream of an affair to remember in the pacific northwest.
Saturday night features two tales of home ownership gone very, very wrong, beginning with Joe Dante’s THE ‘BURBS (1989), in which Tom Hanks is joined by Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, and Brother Theodore, in a dark dive into suburban paranoia and possible neighborhood mass murder (it’s a comedy!). After a brief intermission, we conclude the evening with a slapstick series of domestic worst-case scenarios, when Hanks and Shelley Long try to renovate their dream house, only to find it’s THE MONEY PIT (1986), directed by Richard Benjamin (MY FAVORITE YEAR).
We hope you’ll join us around the Cinemascope screen for a filling weekend of Tom Hanks goodness sure to satisfy!
Gates Open at 6p. Showtime at Sundown.
General Tickets: $10 (per person)
General + Overnight: $20 (per person)
Visit Mahoning DIT.com for overnight guide and other FAQs.
All events are Rain or Shine. No Refunds.