They skipped town over 50 years ago, but the Brooklyn Dodgers live on — at least in a new film series.
Just in time for spring training, the Brooklyn Historical Society will be showcasing a trio of films on consecutive Sundays.
The first, on Feb. 20, is “The Brooklyn Dodgers: An American Treasure,” which tracks the team’s beginnings in the 1880s until their woebegone departure in 1957.
Next up is “The Jackie Robinson Story,” on Feb. 27, a feature about the Dodger great who smashed the color barrier in baseball — and, really, changed the world forever.
Rounding up the showcase will be “Dem Bums: The History of the Brooklyn Dodgers,” on Mar. 6, an in-depth look at the players who endeared themselves to an entire borough.
The film series complements the Brooklyn Heights institution’s current exhibit, “Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.”
Officials with the society said the team made an indelible imprint in the borough — making them worthy of exhibit.
“The Dodgers continue to have a resonance with Brooklynites and the spirit of the borough,” said Janice Monger, who’s involved with the series.
“Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field” at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222-4111]. Movie screenings are Sundays at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $3. For info, visit www.brooklynhistory.org.