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PCC Hosts Private Screening of “42,” New Movie About Alumnus Jackie Robinson

Published on Friday, April 12, 2013 | 9:45 pm

Pasadena City College hosted a private screening of the film “42,” depicting the historic 1947 rookie season of alumnus Jackie Robinson (1937-39), before a packed house of PCC officials, members of the Robinson family, current student-athletes, coaches, and alumni at the ArcLight Pasadena Theater on Friday.

The college celebrated the feature release day of the movie with baseball music played by the PCC Band just outside the theater entrance along with greetings from members of the Lancers’ 2013 baseball team.

PCC also welcomed Delano Robinson, wearing an authentic 1947 Brooklyn  Dodgers’ jacket once worn by her brother-in-law Jackie, who spoke to the gathering in a reception prior to the morning screening.

Jackie Robinson played baseball at Pasadena Junior College in 1937-38 before embarking on his famous major league career that started with his breaking of the modern color barrier in pro sports on April 15, 1947.

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