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In case you missed it - It was a beautiful summer evening Friday July 25th, 2014, and the Rochesteriat was honored to be involved with the first-ever production of Movies with a Downtown View. Presented by Buckingham Properties & the Rochester Area Community Foundation and situated in the city park formerly known as Manhattan Square Park (now: MLK Jr. Memorial Park), this first-time event drew over 250 attendees as we gave out hundreds of dollars of trivia prizes and raffles, including a set of Roundtrip tickets on JetBlue Airways, a package prize that included a $50 gift card to Amore by Wegmans and movie passes to The Little Theatre (a co-producer of the event), and much more. There was even FREE white cheddar popcorn for all attendees courtesy of Frito Lay!
While the event didn't officially start until 7pm, we were blown away by the fact that people started showing up at 6:10pm with blankets and picnics, just to hang out! Here are some early shots of the park lawn, well before the movie screen was even set up as well as some other shots of what the evening looked like.
Attendees knew what they were doing as they brought out their blankets, pillows, picnics, lawn chairs, and a general sense of enjoying the downtown scenery.
In the future, we'll make sure to tell people to get there early as the space filled up quickly!
We were so proud to be the first event ever for the brand new Amore by Wegmans Gelato Cart, what a HUGE success! And why wouldn't it be, thanks to Amore Restaurant Manager Jigmed Latshang (left) and Krissy Hennessy (center), they handed out nearly 300 FREE sweet treats for the entire crowd. That's us to the right, Stefanie & Jason Schwingle of the Rochesteriat, getting a taste of the delicious gelato.
We also send a HUGE thanks to our co-producers, sponsors, and supporters who helped make this first event a true success.
In case you're on the fence about coming to the next event on Friday, August 15th, here are a few other pics that will hopefully seal the deal for you. We thank our friend Stephen Reardon of SSR Photography for taking such incredible photos of the evening!
We hope you can join us for our next and final movie event of the 2014 summer on August 15th. Once again we'll have 2 Roundtrip tickets to a destination of your choice on JetBlue Airways to give away for our raffle Grand Prize, and we'll be showing the 2013 summer hit, The Kings of Summer. Watch the trailer below: