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Several cities to show Robinson flick in advance

Several cities to show Robinson flick in advance

March 22nd, 2013 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City won't be the only place in the country offering advance public screenings of the new Jackie Robinson movie "42" after all.

Organizers of Kansas City's April 11 advance screening told the media Wednesday the city was the only place other than Los Angeles where movie would be shown to the public ahead of its April 12 opening.

But on Thursday, a representative for Warner Bros. said the movie would be screened in several markets across the U.S. between the April 9 premiere in L.A. and the official opening.

Warner Bros. also announced Thursday that Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson in the movie, will join Harrison Ford and Robinson's son, David Robinson, at Kansas City's screenings. Proceeds will benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.