Astros to host premiere screening of Altuve documentary

Invitation-only event to take place at Majestic Metro theater

Astros to host premiere screening of Altuve documentary

HOUSTON -- The Astros will host a premiere screening of "Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story" Thursday at the Majestic Metro theater located at 911 Preston St. in downtown Houston. The event is invitation only.

The documentary, produced by MLB Productions and narrated by award-winning actor and Houston native Dennis Quaid, tells the story of the meteoric rise of Altuve from undersized, little-known prospect to history-making All-Star.

The story follows Altuve around the globe and includes stops in Japan, Florida and his native homeland of Venezuela. In 2014, Altuve had one of the finest seasons by a second baseman in Major League history, becoming the first Astros player ever to win a batting title. He also led the American League in hits and stolen bases.

Joining Altuve at Thursday's premiere screening will be Astros owner Jim Crane, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, Hall of Famer-to-be Craig Biggio and Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan.

The event will have a Hollywood feel, complete with an Astros orange carpet and complimentary food and beverages. Altuve and the film's producer and director, Danny Field, will participate in a question-and-answer session inside the theater immediately following the 6 p.m. CT screening.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.