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2014-04-15 at 14:39

City lets public have say in summer Movie Nights in the Park flicks

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The city wants the public to have a say in the cinematic masterpieces they show at this summer’s Movie Nights in the Park.

OK, so neither Citizen Cane, Gone With the Wind nor 12 Years a Slave made the final cut. But there is a little something for everyone.

The city has set up an online web page ( for the public to vote and is asking moviegoers to choose their three favourites as they attempt to finalize this year’s line-up.

The full list of possible films includes:

  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Non-Stop
  • Divergent
  • Skyfall
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hook
  • Mars Attacks!
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Spaceballs
  • Back to the Future III
  • Groundhog Day

Voters are also encouraged to include a write-in vote (umm, Star Wars please), movies not on the city’s list.
The final line-up will be announced in May.

The first Movie Night in the Park is scheduled for May 16.

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meta says:
Just your say in the movies to be played Thunder Bay!!! Not in how we spend multi millions and add public debt with the "planned" event centre.

This Council can't trust you with that choice or input!
4/15/2014 4:29:58 PM
dockboy says:
Most of these movies are played every Saturday and Sunday on some channel on TV.
4/15/2014 4:31:30 PM
Watchmaker says:
Pretty lame line-up.
4/15/2014 5:29:28 PM
Twocents says:
Wow, those movie choices leave a little to be desired. Oh well, the webpage wouldn't accept my form anyhow....I gave up after 6 attempts.
4/15/2014 6:26:20 PM
Commonsense says:
So.........council denies citizens a plebiscite vote on spending $100million+ on an event centre, but lets us vote on what movies they will
Show at the park?
Is this meant to placate us?
The theory in denying a plebiscite was "we don't know enough".
But, that information would have been known before the Oct. 27 election.
The project is expected to be "shovel ready" by the fall.
First it was too early to ask us; before you know it, it will be "too late".
Vote on a movie choice, indeed.
How stupid do they think we are?
4/15/2014 6:47:24 PM
Pandora says:
4/15/2014 6:57:11 PM
smallmouth says:
Come on people, apples and oranges.
4/15/2014 7:25:58 PM
common_sense says:
Waa waa waa

This has nothing to do with city council. Go cry elsewhere.
4/15/2014 7:54:39 PM
Meta says:
No it's bah, bah bah like sheep! Who lack the ability to see the ways our council manipulates the public . No common sense here or at council!

Pull back the sheep's clothing and you will see the wolf underneath!

Sadly, we get more choice and info on the marina movie night than the 100 million dollar white elephant this council has DECIDED to built already.

Vote this close session, arrogant, council out in October Thunder Bay!
4/16/2014 7:49:13 AM
JakobWellis says:
Get over it. There needs to be further studies on the viability of the building and what its overall economic impact will be on the city. What you want is no event centre, period. What the majority of the citizens of the city want is to proceed further to the Phase 3 study, and then - once all the necessary factors are known - determine whether the project should go ahead. You are jumping the gun by throwing a tantrum about the centre at this time.
4/16/2014 9:57:15 AM
olive garden says:
You got to be kidding me 3 favorites of this list .
4/15/2014 8:13:38 PM
unionbay880 says:
They forgot one movie. The city wouldn't stop complaining. It's based on a true story.
4/15/2014 8:18:55 PM
SomeGuy says:
It's a great event to spend an evening with other people at the Marina, not everything is about the damned Events Centre that you people seem to hate.

If you don't like the movie choices no one is forcing you to go...
4/15/2014 8:53:04 PM
Curious says:
Nothing like adding insult to injury!
4/15/2014 9:56:51 PM
nvjgu says:
Really, vote on a movie. I'm calling on people to vote council out of there. I do mean all of them. Let's get some real people in there, people that are not on the sunshine list, people that know what it's like being in the trench. Comeon vote on a $1.99 movie, Sick.
4/16/2014 1:51:34 AM
bttnk says:
My family absolutely loves the movie in the park nights. The marina is packed with families and I expect the same this year. We normally grab dinner at a nearby eatery, then walk down to the marina with our lawn chair to catch the movie. Enjoy everyone, this is truly a great summer event.
4/16/2014 8:43:32 AM
virtualrealityczech says:
The perfect opportunity to create a movie night showing unique movies, classics, that cannot be seen anywhere else and instead this list of Hollywood schlock is what they come up with?

How about showing some imagination!
4/16/2014 8:47:59 AM
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4/16/2014 10:14:04 AM
sky high says:
There's a different set of rules for various groups. The whiners and complainers can say whatever they want and tbnewswatch will post it. But if someone supports city council and their decisions and they chastise the complainers a bit, well tbnewswatch won't post it....because they think the whiners and complainers will feel hard done by. But why am I replying to you when you'll never get to read this?
4/16/2014 11:53:42 AM
advocate says:
The comments posted in this thread are the most pathetic that I have ever seen on tbnewswatch. There is not one bad thing about this story. People love the movie nights in the park and it is nice that there is a fun vote.

It is interesting that the same complainers are whining again. Do you ever think that your problems are not because of everyone else, but because you turn everything in your life into a negative?
4/16/2014 10:42:50 AM
My Point of View says:
Not everything has to do with the event centre debate. This is about MOVIE night in the park! Sometimes people need to remember that if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. How about some positive feedback or constructive suggestions for a change. I think the movie nights are a great event!
4/16/2014 11:59:00 AM
Commonsense says:
My comment IS on topic, when you look at the bigger picture.
Yes, people do enjoy the movie nights. Shows us how such a simple activity can bring people down to enjoy OUR PARK.
It just seems like this is a bone thrown at us, when it was decided we cannot make our own decision on the event centre.
Whether we get fed/provincial funding, we should still get to decide if this is the most important infrastructure need in our city.
The downtown PA area is already thriving, just through events such as movie night.
Wouldn't it be great to see TBSO perform there too!?!?
4/16/2014 12:10:01 PM
that is good we can vote... movies at the marina on a beautiful nice is a great way to spend time with your family and friends...I will vote for a movie for sure
4/16/2014 2:22:25 PM
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