With our third year behind us co-Producing the Movies with a Downtown View, we want to send a HUGE Thank YOU to all of our sponsors, attendees, and the community-at-large for all of your support. We THANK The Little Theatre for being our co-Producer in all of this, and we hope to continue showing some amazing movies at this beautiful outdoor setting for years to come.
Buckingham Properties is the Title Sponsor of the Movies with a Downtown View and has been for all 3 years of our existence. Their unending support for our city and downtown is relentless, and we get giddy to see the movie trailers they (Amy Olds) put together each year. "Thanks for Loving Rochester - Enjoy the Movie!" was just perfection for the start of these beautiful nights under the stars.
The City of Rochester
The City does a lot of the major background work that most people don't realize is really happening. They provide police detail at the perimeter of the park for us, they've supplied the restrooms, refuse, and permits to us, and their DES teams provide a good portion of the clean up services after the events. We can't thank them enough.
Once again, for the third year in a row, Jetblue has provided (2) Round-trip tickets to a very lucky attendee. Sandi Milford - CONGRATULATIONS! - for being the winner of our annual Grand Prize raffle drawing.
It might be based out of New York City, but Jetblue continually proves it is an avid supporter of Western New York and our amazing city, year after year.
We thank Gallina Development for being a Premier Sponsor this year at the MWADV, as they captivated movie-goers with their beautiful renderings on the BIG screen of the Metropolitan Rochester. What better way to people dreaming about the future of Rochester?! Gallina certainly is a huge part of this city's future and we're so excited to have their support.
ESL is our newest sponsor, having added the MWADV this year to their already numerous list of events, festivals, charities, and causes that they sponsor throughout the Rochester community. Not only were we incredibly lucky enough this year to have ESL sponsor the MWADV, but they also sent staff and their own "Kindness Crew" to hand out gift cards and glow-stick necklaces and bracelets for some very lucky attendees. We are proud of this relationship with ESL for its community-minded values that we share and because their headquarters are right in this very neighborhood downtown - it just makes sense!
YOU - the Community!
We'd like to thank EVERYONE who joined us this year (and the last couple of years), because you all have made these events energetic and fun for us to produce. You are the ones who make this such a chill, unique event where friends, family and neighbors can relax, enjoy a city park together, and support our local vendors all at the same time.
For those of you who haven't joined us yet, we hope to see you next year - as a supporter, a volunteer, a sponsor, or as an attendee (or all combined!). The MWADV will continue to be FREE for the general public and we know it'll continue to get better and better each year.
Here's the final recap:
On July 22nd we showed The Sandlot to over 550 attendees. This was the most packed movie night that we had in the three years, and the great weather certainly played a part in that as well as the movie selection. Who doesn't love The Sandlot!
On August 19th we played The Perks of being a Wallflower to the tune of over 450 attendees. Like the July event, the weather provided a warm and comfortable evening for all.
For more information on the MWADV events, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at 585.414.4628.