Investors Group Presents the Downtown Cinema

 
 

MEDIA RELEASE
JULY 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

INVESTORS GROUP PRESENTS THE DOWNTOWN CINEMA:
NINE FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS RETURN WITH OSCAR FAVOURITES AND SUPERHERO FLICKS

Downtown Winnipeg – Get your lawn chairs, gather your loved ones, and let’s all go to the movies! Investors Group presents the Downtown Cinema: free movie screenings that will transform outdoor downtown spaces into the perfect places to sit back, relax, and enjoy nine of your favourite movies throughout the summer on the big 40-foot screen under the stars.

“Investors Group is proud of our long-term relationship with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and happy to support this family friendly initiative of theirs, “says Trevor Krahn, Director of Community Affairs at Investors Group. “The Downtown Cinema is yet another great example of the BIZ’s creativity in bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy our city’s downtown area.”

Movie fans took to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Facebook page polls earlier in the year to vote on themes, determining Oscar Favourites will be screened at the Movies on Memorial, and the Downtown Drive-In will show Superheroes and Superheroines blockbuster hits.

Snacks from nearby restaurants and food trucks will be available at each screening.

Movies on Memorial at Memorial Park (Tuesday evenings)

August 2 – Aladdin
August 9 – Forrest Gump
August 16 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
August 23 – Big Hero 6
August 30 – Mystery movie: to be revealed on social media the week of August 30

Movies start at sundown – approx. 9 p.m.
In case of rain, the film will be screened on the following Wednesday
More info: downtownwinnipegbiz.com/programs-services/events/movies-on-memorial

Downtown Drive-In at the parking lot on Graham Avenue and Garry Street beside The Pint (Saturday evenings)

August 6 – The Incredibles
August 13 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
August 20 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
August 27 – Mystery movie: to be revealed on social media the week of August 27

Movies start at sundown – approx. 9 p.m.
In case of rain, the film screening will be cancelled
More info: downtownwinnipegbiz.com/programs-services/events/downtown-drive-in

“Winnipeggers will not want to miss out on seeing this year’s lineup, especially the highly anticipated mystery reveal movies,” says Stefano Grande, Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “The Downtown Cinema has been a hugely popular and successful summer outing for Winnipeggers of all ages. It’s an opportunity to capitalize on an affordable, outdoor, summer evening activity, whether it’s family night or date night—everyone loves a great night out at the movies.”

Anyone interested in on-screen pre-show advertising opportunities should contact Jason Syvixay: jason@downtownwinnipegbiz.com.

Thank you to our media sponsors: CTV, Winnipeg Sun, and Energy 106.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking host that improves the perception of downtown by providing a welcoming environment, keeping things clean and safe, and advocating for continued and positive change. Since the first movie screening in 2012, more than 17,000 people have enjoyed catching a flick with friends under the stars in the heart of our city. For more information, visit: downtownwinnipegbiz.com.

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MEDIA INQUIRIES   

Emily Ormonde
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
emily@downtownwinnipegbiz.com
(204) 958-4626