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Museum’s Renovated Grandstand Theater Reopens

Visitors Will Get First Look at renovated Theater and film, Generations of Game on May 25

The power of moving pictures has filled the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Grandstand Theater for decades, with fans cherishing every minute of The Baseball Experience film as the introduction to their visit. Now, with the reopening of a completely renovated Grandstand Theater, a new film titled Generations of the Game brings home the passion and love carried by fans and players across generations.

The 189-seat Grandstand Theater will reopen May 25, 2018 as the start to Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. The Hall’s newest showpiece was created by design firm Populous.

“Baseball fans come to the Hall of Fame looking for that ‘wow’ moment, and the new Generations of the Game introductory film, shown in the beautifully renovated and state-of-the-art Grandstand Theater, sets the stage and delivers an emotional foundation for a memorable Museum experience,” said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Featuring cutting-edge technology and the latest in fan-friendly amenities, the new Grandstand Theater will provide an immersive experience to viewers with a sound system donated by Dolby Laboratories, state-of-the-art projectors donated by Christie Projectors and 16-foot high vertical videoboards along the theater’s side walls.

Generations of the Game will feature 19 Hall of Fame narrators along with voices such as Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark, Ford C. Frick Award winner Bob Costas, recently retired heroes Derek Jeter, David Ortiz and Mariano Rivera, and current stars Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw.

The newly renovated theater will open just in time for the 10th annual Hall of Fame Classic, on May 26, 2018. For details on the Hall of Fame Classic, click here.


About the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country’s major tourist destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world.  Opening its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939, the Hall of Fame stands as the definitive repository of the Game’s treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. The Museum is every fan’s “Field of Dreams” with its stories, legends and magic to be passed on from generation to generation. The Baseball Hall of Fame’s mission is to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.

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