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Zach LaVine to host special ‘Space Jam’ screening in Chicago

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The high-flying Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls will be hosting a special screening of 1996’s Space Jam at ArcLight Cinemas Chicago.

The screening will be held tomorrow, September 20 (Thursday) at ArcLight Cinemas Chicago, 1500 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60610. An introduction will be given by the Bulls shooting guard himself at exactly seven o’clock. Right after the film showing, there will be a meet and greet session with the 23-year-old rising star.

This comes at an opportune time after hints of Space Jam 2 featuring Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made the rounds online. It definitely adds up to the hype an anticipation for James’ possible movie.

In speaking with Steve McPherson of Rolling Stone, LaVine spoke about his experience with the Space Jam movie back in the day, and how it influenced him:

“I love the game of basketball,” he explained in a video introducing the dunk contest. “I guess it started with Space Jam. Right after that movie I went out there to my little Flight hoop and tried to do every dunk in the movie.”

“Michael Jordan was that guy – he was Michael Jordan,” LaVine says. “So whatever he did, we followed. His videos like Come Fly With Me and stuff like that – we were watching all types of things. And we were all kids and it was Looney Tunes. It mixed perfectly. I think that’s the creative genius right there.”

More importantly, a number of the tickets will be donated to After School Matters, where a group of kids is going to be surprised when they come to watch the movie itself. The rest of the tickets are on sale to the public.

For more information, visit the ArcLight Cinemas website.