On the Coastal Eye Care Screen
(1989. US 1 hr. 46 min. Directed by Pjil Alden Robinson. PG.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with a movie that will make you fall in love with baseball all over again- "Field of Dreams." "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. Will Ray find out the secret of the voice and the ballfield? Find out for only 80 cents a ticket! With Timothy Busfield, Kelly Bishop and Wayne Knight.
.80 Cents General Admission