The Natural

All-Star Baseball Film Festival
Rating  PG
138 minutes

Showtimes for December 13, 2018

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The National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Theaters are proud to present an All-Star Baseball Film Festival! America’s favorite pastime on the big screen!

This film is part of our Baseball Film Festival! Check out additional screenings July 12-15 by visiting

On the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot by the unstable Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). After 16 years, Hobbs returns to pro baseball as a rookie for the last-place New York Knights. Despite early arguments with his manager, Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs becomes one of the best players in the league, and the Knights start winning. But this upsets the Judge (Robert Prosky), their owner, who wants Hobbs to lose games, not win.

Field of Dreams + The Natural
Double Feature
All 8 Films
All 8 Films + 7/13 Reception
7/13 Reception
7/13 Reception & Sugar
7/13 Reception & Double Feature

On Friday, July 13th
Join us for a special celebration as we journey into the heart of U.S. Latino baseball culture and explore the impact of baseball on communities with a fascinating panel discussion, a showcase of exclusive baseball artifacts, and themed reception featuring wine and beer tastings, bites, and activities to celebrate this great American pastime.

Our night will kick off with an extraordinary panel featuring:

·        Omar Minaya, Special Assistant to the New York Mets'
         General Manager
·        Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic
         Heritage Foundation
·        Adrian Burgos, scholar of Latino and Afro-Latino baseball history
         at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The night will conclude with a special showing of the film Sugar and 42 in our Warner Bros. Theater. The reception ticket includes access to the panel discussion, 5 wine/beer tasting tickets, food, baseball themed activities and memorable photo-ops. Additional drink tickets may be purchased during the event. 

On Saturday, July 14th
Join Smithsonian Jazz Masterwork Orchestra’s pianist, sometimes organist, Tony Nalker takes you back in baseball history with a mini-concert covering some of the classic baseball songs from the 19th and 20th centuries. Get into the spirit of the game and root, root, root for the home team!

On Sunday, July 15th
Making American Music is the inaugural artist in residence program at the National Museum of American History. The interns for the summer 2018 program are working with Grammy-winning artist, Dom Flemons. Interns Hannah Rose Baker, Kelly Bosworth, Rose Rodgers, and Libby Weitnauer will be joining the lineup for the Baseball Film Festival to share a song and a story or two about the history of the great American pastime!