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General News: Movie Night Summer 2017

July 26, 2017

Movie Night Summer 2017
By Hannah Comitz 7/26/17

Cornwall has recently started movie night! The first showing was on July 15th. The public was able to see E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial on big screen in front of the breathtaking riverfront view. This is an exciting new addition that is bringing the community together to watch fan favorite films. The movies are offered throughout summer break so families and friends can get out and enjoy the warm summer weather. This event is free for the public to enjoy, thanks to the donations and support from the community.

The upcoming fun filled movie is The Goonies, on August 26th. The committee is considering having a third showing, but no dates have been finalized.

Mayor Coyne and Trustee Schmidt had the original idea for this great community activity. It was originally discussed at the Village Board level in 2015. Mike Trainor corrdinated the New Year's Eve celebration, where the idea was brought up again. After Mr. Trainor discussed the idea with the Board it was unanimously supported. Community residents were told about the idea and it was loved by all. Mike Trainor said he realized "then that it would be possible to do with proper help and fundraising." A Go Fund Me page was set up to raise money for this event, as well as helpful local business donations of services and goods. Through the help of volunteers and local businesses, Mike Trainor and his committee were able to make the Village Board's idea a reality.

Mike Trainor says that "not much has changed since Saturday evening's premiere." Although, Mr. Trainor did quickly realize that there is much to learn. The premiere provided good lessons and information for making future showings smoother.

More Vendors?
Mike Trainor considered bringing food vendors to the event but realized not to, out of respect for local businesses. He also does not want to limit the fundraising of the Committee's concession stand so future movies continue to be free to the public.

No additional Police were assigned to patrol the event. Although, CSX officer was assigned specifically to ensure the public's safety on the railroad tracks. Mike Trainor also said that train speeds were reduced for the event. All of these added safety precautions came at no additional cost.

Coming up:
As well as the new activities, the firehouse fair is July 26th through the 29th. This community tradition is always fun for the whole family. The fireworks at the end of the three days are always the perfect close to July.

With support and fundraising, the Committee hopes to increase the number of showings next summer.
Here is the link to the event's fundraising page:

Thank you Mike Trainor for the useful and beneficial information to help me write this article.


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