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“Gone With the Wind” night at Turner Field

gwtwIf you’re going to the Atlanta Braves game on July 2, bring your glove and your hoop skirt.

The Braves, the Atlanta History Center and the Margaret Mitchell House are teaming up for “Gone with the Wind Night” to celebrate the novel’s 75th anniversary. Fans who show their July 2 Braves ticket stub at the Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell House afterward will receive $5 off admission to either venue.

Fans who come to the game dressed as their favorite GWTW character on July 2 get $10 off Upper Box (regularly $18) or Outfield Pavilion (regularly $28) tickets. A Scarlett O’Hara impersonator will greet fans beginning at 4:30 p.m. and host GWTW trivia.

Dance instructors will teach the Virginia Reel and Civil War reenactors will pose for pictures. (We do not envy the boys in blue or gray, who will be decked out in wool).

Other festivities include a Scarlett and Rhett lookalike contest, and clips from the movie will be played throughout the game. (Hint: fans who dress up have an excellent chance of having their image broadcast up on the big screen).

The Braves play  at 7:10 p.m. that evening but alas are not playing the Yankees, which would be most fitting. They’re playing against Baltimore. If they don’t win, don’t fret. Like Scarlett says, tomorrow’s another day.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

10 comments Add your comment

chaz_n_atl

June 22nd, 2011
11:31 am

WoW! Instead of post-game fireworks, we can burn Atlanta to the ground! AGAIN!

Wink

June 22nd, 2011
11:48 am

I don’t see the black community loving this.

Jai

June 22nd, 2011
12:13 pm

Oh let’s not upset the black community! I get sick of hearing that. Why do you think we should ignore the anniversary of a film and book that millions of people have loved, because it was written in a time that people aren’t suppose to mention? Why don’t we just hide the history of Georgia and forget there was a Civil War; in case we hurt someone’s feelings. But we will never get a break from being made to remember the bad times for blacks. It was a terrible time, but I am tired of people trying to erase our history and blaming the people, today for what happened.

Nat Turner

June 22nd, 2011
2:46 pm

Jai and Wink, black people really don’t give a damnn about this. Nobody is getting upset. Geez, I am so tired of white people and their faux victimization.

Sniggles

June 22nd, 2011
3:40 pm

Do you know how many black people really care about Gone With The Wind? Maybe 2. Why would black people get upset? Seems to mean whites are having more trouble with it than blacks. Blacks know the history and what accomplishments were made through us for the white people who just choose to ignore the significant roles that black people played in history.

Nat Turner

June 22nd, 2011
5:25 pm

Exactly, Sniggles. Not to mention that Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Mammy in the movie, and was the first black actress to win it. Black people are actually quite proud of that accomplishment.

SWAMPFOX

June 23rd, 2011
2:49 pm

Well I met one black person last week who said GWTW was their favorite movie (I’d like to meet the other). The overall hatred of white people due to slavery is ill founded.

janice

June 23rd, 2011
3:50 pm

Seems like the black leaders such as the NAACP, Jesse Jackson,Joe Lowery & others keep the black and whites at odds. Whites are over the slavery era and regret it happened ,but most of us weren’t around and neither were most blacks today. The blacks leaders mentioned above are always on the news complaining about every single thing whites do as being racists. It never fails, and that’s what keeps blacks and whites at odds. Most whites want to get along but get tired of hearing how racists we are. Whites are no more racists than blacks. Yet all we hear is that whites are racists. I’ve had many a black be racist toward me over the years but I understand why. It’s because the Naacp, Jackson, Lowery and others constantly blame everything on race when it comes to whites. No wonder the races can’t get along? Most whites believe Blacks and Whites would live in peace & harmony if these trouble makers would stop making everything racial. But it will never happen as long as the naacp, Jackson, Lowery, and others constantly blame race for everything, things will never change. PERIOD.

kwm8761

June 25th, 2011
10:14 am

Gone with the Wind is not meant to be racial….it is a love story set during the very troubled times of the Civil War and Reconstruction….It tells the story of how the Confederacy crumbled and the hard times that followed in Georgia…..it is like reading a history book…..slavery ENDED during this period…..nothing for anyone to be upset about. I bet most people have never actually read the novel…

jack

June 25th, 2011
11:15 am

What boob came up with the idea to hold this event in July??? next year have it in cooler weather….