1/30/2013 - 2013 August Town Center Park Movie Nights Voting Is Now Open!!

Hamden announces voting for August Movies in Town Center Park

The Town of Hamden and the Town Center Park Commission will again feature a Friday night outdoor movie series in Town Center Park this August, and residents are able to vote for their favorites for each Friday.

Mayor Scott D. Jackson said the Town will offer five themed movie nights with five possible choices for each night. “We had a great response from last year's series, and we are pleased to be able to offer free public entertainment all summer long. The movie nights will complement the annual Fireworks and the popular July summer concert series.”

Members of the public can vote online for their choices. To participate, please log into http://www.merrimanriver.com/movienight.  The site also allows members of the public to view the theatrical trailers for each "nominee" and cast up to 10 votes per individual I.P. address. This year’s lineup:

Friday, August 2 will be MUSICAL NIGHT. The choices are Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, and The Sound of Music.

Friday, August 9, will be ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE NIGHT. Voters will choose between five of this year’s Best Picture nominees, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lés Misérables, Life of Pi, and Lincoln.

Friday, August 16 will be SET IN EUROPE NIGHT. The choices are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The King’s Speech, Midnight in Paris, Roman Holiday, and Waking Ned Devine.

Friday, August 23 will be MOVIES THAT INSPIRED A SEQUEL NIGHT. The choices are Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, National Treasure, Oceans’s Eleven and The Sting.

Friday, August 30 will be PIXAR FAMILY NIGHT. Voters will choose between Brave, Cars, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., and Ratatouille.

Town Center Park Chairman Matthew Fitch noted the Town also intends to feature the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast on August 18, featuring the New York Yankees at the Boston Red Sox, live from Fenway Park. “Major League Baseball has again been very supportive of the idea and we hope to have final approval shortly.”

All movie show times will be at 8:00 p.m. Voting is now underway. The deadline to cast a vote is Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Results will be announced on March 4, 2013.