Movies With a Downtown View 2017 - That's a Wrap!

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Another year of Movies With a Downtown View has come and gone as quickly as the last.

For the last 4 years, we - with the help of our incredible sponsors, Title Sponsor Buckingham Properties, co-producers (The Little Theatre & the Washington Square Park Community Association), and the community - have been able to transform MLK Jr. Memorial Park into the event, Movies With a Downtown View.

Here's a look at this year's two events:

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While the evening of July 14th started out beautiful, it quickly (like many other days this summer) turned to clouds and eventually... lots of rain. But from 6:30-8:30pm (before we had to cancel the movie) the community came out, enjoyed food and drinks from our vendors, relaxed on the lawn and enjoyed downtown with us.

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On Friday August 18th, the sun was shining, the air was warm, and yes, there were movie-goers already camped out before the screen even got set up. 

Every year our movie-goers get creative and impress us with their chairs, picnics, games and everything they bring out for the night. These guys definitely had some luxurious and comfortable seating.

Prior to the start of the August movie, Jason and I (with the help of Isaiah, our ASL interpreter) drew the raffle winners to some great local prizes as well as the grand prize of (2) roundtrip tickets on Jetblue Airways. Congratulations to all of our winners this year, including Jakob of Ontario County, who was our grand prize winner. 

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And that's a wrap for 2017. Next year will be our 5 YEAR Anniversary! We are already brainstorming ways to make 2018 an even better event and a fun celebration. If you have any creative ideas for us or would like to get involved, please email Jason at president@rocwashingtonsquare.org.

See you next year!


Jason & Stefanie are Co-Founders of the Rochesteriat and would like to THANK YOU for supporting the Rochesteriat & MWADV for the last 4 years. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.  

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