MWADV 2018: 5 for 5 Years!

Cancel your summer plans, we're back with Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties and we're celebrating our 5th year with 5 MOVIES!

For the unfamiliar, Movies With a Downtown View (MWADV) is a series of FREE outdoor movie nights that are held in downtown Rochester. For the last 4 years, we've shown two movies in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, but that just wasn't going to do for our 5th year celebration. This year in addition to those 2 events, we will also be showing movies at the Hyatt, Washington Square Park and Parcel 5.

Question is, are you ready?!!?

Here's what you need to know:

Rain Date - Thursday August 2nd @ 7pm, Movie: Office Space
Center City Lounge and Terrace, Hyatt Rochester Regency Downtown

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If you haven't experienced the Hyatt's 4th floor, Center City Terrace and Lounge, here's your chance to enjoy it AND kick-off MWADV with us. Because space is limited, this will be a ticketed event.

For a ticket price of $15 (or $20 day-of and at the door), each attendee will receive a voucher for a beverage, gourmet popcorn from the Hyatt and a great movie night in a beautiful rooftop space.

Watch Office Space with us, sip "Milton's Mai Tai", our signature cocktail and enjoy our city.

Tickets are limited, so don't wait!

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Friday, July 20th @ 7pm, Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
MLK Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street

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Stephen S. Reardon Photography

Mark your calendars for July 20th and watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople in MLK Jr. Memorial Park. In July of 2017, this was supposed to be our film, but just as we began hit play it started to pour! So, if you were excited to see this last year, we're bringing it back. There will be food trucks with food and drinks for purchase and all of the usual wonderful MWADV festivities (free raffles, music and more).

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:45pm.

Facebook event Page


Friday, August 3rd @ 7pm, Movie: Sing Street
Washington Square Park, 10 St. Mary's Place

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On August 3rd we'll be branching out again to the historic Washington Square Park! While this park is a bit smaller, we are thrilled to be showing Sing Street under the trees, with the Soldiers and Sailors Moment and the city as our backdrop. If you ever had a childhood dream to start a band, this is a movie for you! Join us for food trucks, giveaways, music, and more.

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:30pm.


Friday, August 17th @ 7pm, Movie: The Muppets
MLK Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street

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The Rochesteriat

Back in MLK Jr. Park on August 17th, we'll be taking in the 2011 hit The Muppets! Relive your childhood as the Muppet gang gets back together. We'll have food trucks, giveaways, music and more.

NOTE: Event starts at 7pm and movie will start around 8:15pm.


Friday, September 7th @ 6:30pm Movie: The Greatest Showman
Parcel 5, 275 E. Main Street

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To wrap up our season of celebrating our 5th year, we're ending with a bang and will be showing The Greatest Showman in Parcel 5! We'll be doing our best to maximize the bit of grass there is for people with blankets, but we also know Rochesterians are CREATIVE. Besides lawn chairs, we're envisioning some creative seating taking place on this gravel so start your planning. We'll have food trucks, tons of giveaways and a great night in the heart of Downtown.

NOTE: Event starts at 6:30pm and movie will start around 8pm.

None of these events would be possible without all of our incredible sponsors, the support and partnership from The Little Theatre as well as the Washington Square Park Community Association. We hope you enjoy this summer with us.

As always, we will have an interpreter at each event and each movie will be shown with captions.

Keep an eye on the WSPCA Website, as well as our Facebook Page for more event details as we're always tweaking the details and adding more fun to the mix - see ya soon!


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