Movies With a Downtown View 2019!

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The time has come for our annual announcement: Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties is back for 2019! We are in the final planning stages for another great year.

Last year we celebrated our 5th year by branching out to more locations which included Washington Square Park, Parcel 5, and the Hyatt’s rooftop Center City Terrace + Lounge.

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We have great things planned for our two movie events this year and hope you’ll join us. Here are the details:

Friday, July 12th in Parcel 5: Napoleon Dynamite

Photo courtesy Alex G Weiser

Photo courtesy Alex G Weiser

Last year was our first time holding a movie in Parcel 5 and it was our biggest event yet! We had so much fun, we’re doing it again.To make it even better this year we’ll be sharing the space with Midtown EATS!

Midtown EATS announced changes for this year with lunch on Thursdays and then lunch & dinner on Fridays. Midtown EATS will run from 4:30-9:30pm on the 12th (with a happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm) and we’ll be kicking off MWADV at 7pm with music, free raffles, more vendors and of course a great movie.

MWADV Start: 7pm
Approx. Movie Start: 8:45pm
Facebook Event Page


Friday, August 16th in MLK Jr. Memorial Park:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Photo Courtesy Stephen S Reardon Photography

Photo Courtesy Stephen S Reardon Photography

Our 2nd movie night in August will be in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, our “MWADV Home”. We’ll have vendors, music, free raffle giveaways and more. And Neno’s will be joining us! Of course we have more planned, but that is all we will announce for now.

MWADV Start: 7pm
Approx. Movie Start: 8:15pm

As always, these movies are FREE to attend, we’ll have FREE raffles, there will be an ASL interpreter each night and the movies will be captioned - see you this summer!

These events are put on by the Washington Square Park Community Association and wouldn’t be possible without our many sponsors, to find out more visit the official MWADV Website.


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Movies With a Downtown View - Don't Miss This

Stephen S. Reardon Photography

Stephen S. Reardon Photography

It was a wonderful summer for Movies With a Downtown View, out of 5 movies, only 1 had to be cancelled due to the threat of a storm. There is ONE movie left. Don't miss it!

The event is FREE, we'll have free raffle giveaways (don't forget to sign up!), as well as an ASL Interpreter for all announcements and the movies will be captioned. Here are the details for the last 2018 Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties:

Friday, September 7th: The Greatest Showman
Parcel 5

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We'll be ending our 5th year of 5 movies with a BANG in Parcel 5 showing The Greatest Showman! 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 Eat Me Ice Cream, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, Ludwig's Cafe and Taste the Roc with us!

There will be bike racks, street parking AND the Midtown Parking Garage will be open from 6-11pm for FREE. Don't forget to sign up at the Washington Square Park Community Association table for the free raffles.

NOTE: Event starts at 6:30pm and movie will start around 8pm.
Facebook Event Page: Movies With a Downtown View: The Greatest Showman
Location: Map

 

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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 City of Rochester, 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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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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Buckingham Properties presents Movies With a Downtown View 2017: 5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss

In just under one month, our 4th annual Movies with a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties will be taking over the park formerly known as Manhattan Square Park (MLK Jr. Memorial Park, that is). In case you missed it in the last 3 years, here are 5 reasons why you'll want to go to Movies with a Downtown View on July 14th and August 18th:

1. The Experience

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How often do you spend a few hours in a park, on a blanket with friends or family, hanging out and enjoying downtown? Oh you don't do this often? Why not do this while enjoying a movie under the stars with the cityscape as your backdrop?

2. Be a Foodie

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Pack a fancy picnic or have cash ready to purchase food there. We'll have 2 food trucks at each event and beer for purchase from Roc Brewing. Keep an eye on the website for info on who else will be joining us!

3. It's FREE

These movie nights are free! That means there's no charge to get in... what else do we need to say?!

4. There might be giveaways

Okay, okay, we shouldn't say "might be", because there will be giveaways. In the past 3 years, we've given away several Round-Trips on the Official Airline of the MWADV, Jetblue Airways, and tons of local goods. Better yet, there's no cost for entering to win! 

5. The Movies

We're going with recent films this year, one with a NASA flair and one with an international base. Both are exciting and fun films, so check out the trailers below:

July 14th - Hidden Figures

AUGUST UPDATE - Hidden Figures:

While our original plan was to show Hunt for the Wilderpeople on August 18th, our plans have changed. Since we were unable to show Hidden Figures in July, we will be showing it in August! We will keep Hunt for the Wilderpeople as a possibility for next year, because well, it looks quite fun.

This year we are again partnering with our favorite downtown movie theatre The Little Theatre to produce these events. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success and we cannot wait to fill this park again with people. Will you join us?

For those of you who missed the event last year, take a peek inside here.

Movies with a Downtown View:

Friday, July 14th: Lawn opens at 7pm Movie at dusk, approx. 8:45pm
Friday, August 18th: Lawn opens at 6:30pm Movie at dusk, approx. 8:15pm

Facebook Page: July 14th Event & August 18th


Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She had a blast running around MLK Jr. Park last year for #MWADV and cannot wait for these events! Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram. Follow along on Twitter.