Jackson Center To Host Recent Jackie Robinson Film

The Robert H. Jackson Center will conclude its Jackie Robinson film series by showing “42,” a 2013 release, at 7 p.m. Thursday at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.

The movie tells the story of Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who broke Major League Baseball’s color line by signing Robinson to the team.

The film is being presented in cooperation with Prendergast Library and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame through the funding of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The event is free, and information is available by calling the library at 484-7135.

Jackie’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, will speak at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Monday, Feb. 17, at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, where a hospitality session is planned for 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Official ticket distribution sites are Fredonia Food Mart, Temple Street, Fredonia; Calarco’s Restaurant, Market Street, Westfield; and Jamestown Cycle Shop, Harrison Street, and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, Third Street, both in Jamestown. Tickets can also be ordered by calling Chip Johnson at 485-6991. The price per ticket is $50, with a $5 discount for CSHOF members.