Free "Binghamton Summer Film" Series Kicks Off This Week

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala joined Scott Brown, General Manager of the Binghamton Mets and Larry Kassan with the Rod Serling Video Festival recently to announce an exciting lineup of free movies for July and August. "Binghamton Summer Film", will showcase 6 different movies. Two are scheduled for NYSEG Stadium, home of the Binghamton Mets and four are scheduled for the Broome County Forum Theatre.

The first movie in the series, "Grease", will play this Thursday, July 12th, at NYSEG Stadium. Pre-show festivities begin at 7pm. The actual movie should start at 7:45pm.

"We have been talking to Larry Kassan for months about how to get more people into the Forum Theatre and about how we can provide additional family entertainment opportunities for the community," said Executive Fiala. "We teamed up with Larry who hooked up with Scott Brown at the BMETS and we all collaborated on what we believe is a fun filled lineup for the entire family."

July 12Grease at NYSEG Stadium
July 19thTo Kill a Mockingbird at the Forum
July 26thThe Little Mermaid at the Forum (Sing-a-long courtesy of Tri Cities Opera)
August 9thA League of Their Own at the Forum
August 16thRequiem for a Heavyweight at the Forum
August 23rdET the Extra Terrestrial at NYSEG Stadium

"We figured this would be an excellent way to showcase our new mammoth video screen in right field," said Scott Brown, BMETS General Manager. "These movies also fall right in line with our mission of providing great family entertainment."

"The Rod Serling Video Fesitival is excited to participate in "Binghamton Summer Film", said Larry Kassan. "In addition to showcasing classic movies, people will also be able to see one of the award winning entries from the video festival. We think this is an excellent way to showcase some of our local moviemaking talent."

In addition to an award winning short, movie goers will be treated to a half hour organ music pre-show, courtesy of the Binghamton Theatre Organ Society. Entrance to the movies is free. Concessions will be sold at each venue. If you are going to the Stadium, make sure you bring a blanket to sit on. Seating will also be available in the stands. Check out www.binghamtonsummerfilm.com for more details.