Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Celebrate the Year of the Bird Tuesday, June 28 at Cinema Detroit

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
Doors at 6 p.m. ​ 
Showtime at 7 p.m.

4126 Third St., Detroit

Join Cinema Detroit and the Navin Field Grounds Crew as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's signature game with the Detroit Tigers.

On June 28, 1976, before a live TV audience on ABC's Monday Night Baseball, Detroit's tongue-tied 21-year-old rookie phenom Mark Fidrych goes the distance, mowing down Billy Martin's New York Yankees, 5-1, and electrifying the Tiger Stadium crowd with his wacky antics and childlike exuberance.

This was the night America discovered The Bird.

After the game, with 48,000 fans chanting "We want the Bird!" the reluctant rookie emerges from the Tigers' dugout to a standing ovation, covering his head in his hands and grinning from ear to ear.

Teenage girls shriek with glee. 
Old ladies shout for joy. 
Policemen scramble to shake his hand.

This was The Bird's finest hour.

Join us, 40 years to the day, as we screen the game in its entirety and celebrate the spirit of '76, the spirit of Tiger Stadium, and the spirit of the late, great Mark "The Bird" Fidrych.

(The game originally aired June 28, 1976, but was blacked out in the Detroit area.)

Now see the game in its entirety for the first time on the big screen in Detroit, and see Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in his prime.
No tickets needed for this very special event.
Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. 

Suggested $7 donation at the door.

For those of you on Facebook, click here to RSVP to the event.
A​ portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Also, while supplies last, guests of Cinema Detroit will receive a commemorative Mark "The Bird" Fidrych rookie card:

Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street in Midtown Detroit.
For directions, click here.


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