If 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 Buzzemail@example.com