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Movies on the Common Returns to Worcester Common

For Immediate Release: 6/30/2017 8:49 am

Worcester, MA (June 30, 2017) - Grab a blanket and some friends and head downtown, because summer nights are about to get a lot more fun! Movies at the Common will make its return to the Worcester Common Oval next week, as part of the city’s #Worcester100 campaign to bring 100 events to the Common in 2017.

The first movie, Space Jam, will be shown on July 6th beginning at 8:30 p.m., and is provided by SWANK Motion Pictures. Space Jam will be shown by projection on a large screen behind City Hall. Look forward to other movie screenings offered throughout the summer. All outdoor movie screenings are FREE and open to the public.

Food vendors will be selling hot dogs, kettle corn, and more. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic basket, blanket and chairs. Parking will be available on the street or in the new Worcester Common Garage at 3 Eaton Pl.

About #Worcester100

Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has challenged his staff and the community to make 2017 the biggest year on the Common yet with #Worcester100, a campaign to bring 100 events to the Common this year. So far, the Common has hosted thousands of visitors at events like the Craft Brew Races, Food Truck Festivals of America’s annual food truck and craft beer event, a Spring Garden Festival and Plant Sale hosted with the Regional Environmental Council, and many more.

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit Event organizers interested in hosting their event on the Common should call the City Manager’s Office at 508-799-1175 or email

Throughout the year, visitors to Common events are encouraged to post their photos with the hashtag #Worcester100. The best photos will be featured on the city’s social media platforms.

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