A pair of classic sports films hit the screen Saturday night, June 16, as part of the fifth anniversary show of the Old Time Movie Night series at the Christian Church of Ashland, corner of second and B streets.




"Gentleman Jim" will be the first feature of the evening at 6:30 p.m. This boxing epic stars Errol Flynn in the true-life story of Gentleman Jim Corbett. Flynn was at the height of his career when he made this film for Warner Brothers in 1942. Also featured is Ward Bond, who in the role of John L. Sullivan, the world's first heavyweight champion.




The evening's second movie is widely considered to be the greatest baseball movie ever made. Made by the Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1942, "Pride of the Yankees" plays at 8:25 p.m. and features Gary Cooper as he portrays legendary New York Yankee first baseman, Lou Gehrig. Co-starring with Cooper is Gehrig's real life baseball teammate, Babe Ruth.




A nostalgic reel of classic snack bar ads will also be featured between films.




The box office opens at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Donations gladly accepted. A snack bar will be open the entire evening. Call 482-1561.