July 17, 2014
For Immediate Release
TAKE IN 4 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT MEMORIAL PARK
POPULAR OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS RETURNS WITH A CHANCE TO PICK YOUR FAVORITE FLICK: AUGUST 5-26
Downtown Winnipeg – Launched two summers ago to outstanding reviews, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s popular movie screenings at Memorial Park returns, with screenings of cinema’s favourite underdogs. The Downtown BIZ invites the public to choose the 4th and final movie screening by voting online at www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com.
Movies on Memorial Park
In case of rain, the film will be screened on the following Wednesday
August 5 – Forrest Gump
August 12 – Karate Kid
August 19 – Back to the Future
August 26 – Public vote between The Princess Bride or Toy Story
Movies at Memorial Park is brought to you by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Since 2012, over 6,000 people have enjoyed movie screenings under the stars at one of the city’s most cherished green spaces.
“There is something special about doing indoor things outdoors,” says Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “You get a chance to breathe in the fresh air and experience downtown in a way you may not have done before. With this initiative, we’re giving people even more reasons to come check out their downtown in the evenings and weekends.”
Downtown is Winnipeg’s premier entertainment destination hosting a mosaic of districts that are home to unique cultures. It is where history meets the present and where hundreds of thousands of people gather to experience what our city has to offer. Whether it is our thriving arts and theatre, a concert or sporting event or an evening submersed in our nightlife, visitors are always spending money at local businesses, enjoying a positive downtown experience that keeps them coming back.
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. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ markets the city centre on behalf of 1,300 businesses and runs programs and services that target downtown image, cleanliness, safety, transportation, and parking. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ also hosts events and promotes downtown as a great place to work, shop, and live. For more information, visit: www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com.
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Jason Syvixay, Managing Director
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ