Most of central Georgia must still wait to see Jackie Robinson's life story on the silver screen, but Wednesday night some local leaders and movie insiders got an early glimpse of "42."
To see the scenes filmed in and around Macon, you had to be on the list at the Amstar 16 theater off Zebulon Rd.
Those who were say it was worth the wait.
"When you work on a set, all the scenes are not in order so to see the final product was an excellent experience," says Amaris Hawkins, a "42" extra.
The most exciting part was recognizing parts of our town on the big screen.
"Downtown locations, as well as up on High Street. The Jones County location all look very familiar to me," says Macon Mayor Robert Reichert.
"Everyone began clapping when we saw Central City Park, of course, downtown on Cherry Street," says Hawkins.
"Everybody has the Macon pride and it was movie magic as they put the costume on Macon," says Bibb county sheriff David Davis.
The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the baseball executive
"It told a great story about breaking barriers," says Davis.
"I did not realize the degree of courage that it took for Jackie Robinson to do what he did and how difficult it was for him to do it," says Reichert.