The planned screening of "The Sandlot" at Fluor Field in Greenville with its screenwriter-director David Mickey Evans will be rescheduled due to a 90 percent chance of rain in Friday's weather forecast, according to Kristen Sugg, a representative of Fox Home Entertainment.
Sugg said a new date for the event has yet to be determined.
Greenville was planned as the second stop on a national tour celebrating the film's 20th anniversary. Evans was scheduled to introduce the film, greet fans and sign autographs.
"The Sandlot," which was released in theaters in 1993, is the story of Scotty Smalls, who moves to a new neighborhood with his momand stepdad. He befriends a rag-tag group of kids who play baseball, and they fall into adventures involving baseball, swimming pools and a ball-eating dog nicknamed The Beast.
The film, which Evans co-wrote, directed and acted as narrator, is often selected as one of the top five baseball films ever made in online polls by such outlets as ESPN, Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated. It recently released as a 20th anniversary DVD-Bluray combo edition.
"We know there are millions and millions of 'Sandlot' fans, and it felt like a good thing to do - it's my favorite film I ever made - to go and meet them and sign autographs and take pictures and have a good time in a ballpark," Evans said by phone, adding that this will be his first trip to South Carolina.
He's been blogging about his experiences at anniversary screenings at http://davidmickeyevansblog.blogspot.com and plans to include his visit to Greenville in his online journal.