Movies on Memorial


August 1, 2012


Downtown Winnipeg – Downtown Winnipeg gets a blast from the past as Memorial Park becomes an outdoor movie theatre – conjuring feelings of nostalgia with the following movie selections from the 30s, 70s and even the 80s:

August 7: Hairspray
August 14: Footloose
August 21: Wizard of Oz
August 28: Grease

“What better way to spend your evening downtown than at Memorial Park with friends and family and classic movies like Wizard of Oz and Grease?” asked Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Grande added: “With more and more people living and coming downtown, movies, music and entertainment help create that vibrancy we so often talk about. I’m bringing my kids and family to watch a movie or two; I hope to see you there!”

Movies on Memorial will bring families, students and kids musicals from the decades we miss the most. Kick off your Sunday shoes and bring the family down to Memorial Park for some summer lovin’. Movies on Memorial will captivate you and your family with some timeless favourites. Sing-a-long, dance to the beat and make sure to dress the part.

Pre-movie activities will include a vintage car show, hair-do contest, dance contest, live entertainment and more. Activities start at 7:00pm, followed by each movie screening before dusk.

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Stay tuned after the last Movies on Memorial screening as the Downtown BIZ will officially announce its movie selection to the community for September 7th’s Giant Movie in the Park, as part of the BIZ’s annual festival, Manyfest (

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For more information, please contact:

Jason Syvixay, Public Relations Coordinator
Tel: (204) 958-4635; Cell: 997-3040