The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with Navy Pier, announced today the premiere of the film, “Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - Monuments to Excellence,” at the IMAX Navy Pier Theatre on this March. Produced by Blackhawks TV, “Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - Monuments to Excellence,” details the lives and careers of the Blackhawks Ambassadors and Hockey Hall-of-Famers.
“Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - Monuments to Excellence,” includes never-before-seen footage of the duo as well as interviews with Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough and other executives. The film culminates with the unveiling of their statues outside of the United Center on Oct. 22, 2011 and also shows exclusive footage of their production.
Following the special invitation-only premiere on March 7, “Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - Monuments to Excellence” will run at the IMAX Navy Pier Theatre on Saturday, March 10 (10:00 A.M.); Monday, March 12 (6:00P.M); Saturday, March 17 (10:00 A.M.); Monday, March 19 (6:00 P.M.); Saturday, March 24(10:00 A.M.); Monday, March 26 (6:00 P.M.) and Saturday, March 31 (10:00 A.M.). Screenings are free of charge and seats can be reserved on chicagoblackhawks.com. Click here to reserve your tickets now!
Mikita is Chicago’s all-time leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team capture the Stanley Cup in 1961. He earned four Art Ross Trophies and two Hart and Lady Byng Trophies and had his jersey number 21 retired on Oct. 21, 1980, the first in franchise history. Hull spent 15 years in a Blackhawks uniform and ranks first in franchise history in goals and second in games played and points. He helped Chicago win the 1961 Stanley Cup and also collected two Hart Trophies and one Lady Byng Trophy. They were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pre-game ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008, and had bronze life-sized statues unveiled on the northeast plaza of the United Center on Oct. 22, 2011.