Movies with a Downtown View

In 2018 we celebrated our 5th year of MWADV. Instead of our annual TWO movie nights in (one in July and one in August), we planned FIVE and added new locations. It was a blast and definitely not possibly without all of our incredible sponsors and community supporters.

Right now, we are in the planning stages for 2019 - our 6th year! Stay tuned for dates, movie selections, and all of the details.

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Movies With a Downtown View is a collaboration between the Rochesteriat, the Washington Square Park Community Association, Inc. and of course our generous sponsors!

As always, we had ASL interpreters at each event for all announcements and raffle drawings, and each movie was captioned. Here are the details:

Look Back at the 2018 Events:


Friday, 7/20 at 7pm in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, showing Hunt for the Wilderpeople

On Friday, July 20th, hundreds of people joined us for our rain-out movie last year, Hunt for the WilderPeople! Food and drinks from Le Petit Poutine, Neno's and Eat Me Ice Cream was available and people signed up for our FREE raffles. Those that didn’t want to purchase anything brought a picnic.

Find the event on Facebook.

MWADV 5yr Celebration at the Hyatt's 4th-floor Rooftop, Center City Terrace + Lounge


Thursday, 8/2 at 7pm at the Hyatt, showing Office Space:

Our 1st ever rooftop event was Office Space at the Center City Lounge + Terrace at the Hyatt in downtown, on Thursday, August 2nd. This was our only ticketed event. Each ticket holder received their 1st drink free (good for our specialty cocktail: "Milton's Mai Tai", or choose from a selection of beers and house wines), the Hyatt also provided popcorn for all attendees. Find the event on Facebook.


Friday, 8/3 at 7pm in Washington Square Park, showing Sing Street

One of our new outdoor locations this past season was Washington Square Park. People enjoyed food and drinks for purchase from Stingray Sushifusion and the movie Sing Street.

Find the event on Facebook.


CANCELLED: Friday, 8/17 @ 7pm in MLK Jr. Memorial Park, showing The Muppets

NOTE: Unfortunately, we had to cancel The Muppets due to weather.

Find the event on Facebook.


Friday, 9/7 @ 6:30pm in Parcel 5, showing The Greatest Showman

To wrap up our 5th year with a bang we showed The Greatest Showman in Parcel 5 (285 E. Main Street)! It was our biggest event yet.

Find the event on Facebook.

NOTE: the Midtown Parking Garage was open for FREE this night only from 6-11pm! This garage can be accessed from S. Clinton or E. Broad Street.


BONUS: Halloween MWADV on 10/19

Just when you thought Movies With a Downtown View presented by Buckingham Properties was DONE for 2018.... it wasn’t!

The Hyatt Regency Rochester had such a great time with all of us in August that they've reached out again to co-produce the 1st-ever Halloween movie night on Friday, October 19th. We watched the 1993 classic, Hocus Pocus at the Center City Terrace + Lounge at 125 E. Main Street.

The bash kicked off at 6pm with tunes by DJ Bizmuth, spinning a playlist of frighteningly fabulous jams. There was food and drinks available for purchase and some Halloween inspired cocktails. Costumes were encouraged and a Grand prize was awarded for the best one.

And don't get freaked out: ADMISSION WAS FREE!

Find the event on Facebook Event page for additional details.

Click on the pictures below to view photos from past years...all photos below credited to the amazing Official Photographer of the MWADV, Stephen S. Reardon

Thank you to ALL of our incredible sponsors!

Title Sponsor

MWADV 5 Yr Celebration Event Sponsors

Movie Mogul Sponsor


Directors Level Sponsor

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Silver Screen Sponsor


Official Airline of MWADV


Official Check-In Sponsor


MWADV Event Producers


Supporting Cast


Interested in being involved in 2019? Email us at!