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Shea Theater hoping to help victims of Marathon bombing

TURNERS FALLS — The Shea Theater hopes to bring in donations for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with an outdoor screening of “Field of Dreams” on Thursday night.

“‘Field of Dreams’ is a fantastic movie to highlight so much of what makes Boston, our state and the entire country such a remarkable and wonderful place to call home,” reads a release from the event’s organizers.

The screening is scheduled to run from 8:30 p.m. to
10 p.m. in Peskeomskut Park, at the corner of Avenue A and Seventh Street. The park will be open for seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the rain location for the event will be the Shea Theater, at 71 Avenue A.

Rated PG, the 1989 family film stars Kevin Costner as a Midwestern farmer driven by mysterious voices to build a baseball diamond on his land — a diamond that is then visited by the ghosts of famous ballplayers of the past.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per adult. Organizers say everything collected will go directly to the One Fund Boston to benefit the victims and families of those most impacted by the recent tragedy.

Donations may also be made online through the link on the Shea’s website, www.theshea.org, or via the One Fund’s website at https://secure.onefundboston.org.

The screening is one in the theater’s “Movies in the Park” series, begun last summer.

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