New Thursday Night Series Will be (Outdoor) Picture Perfect

The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Farmers' Market are co-sponsoring the outdoor movie series at Bay State Green.

Westborough residents this summer will catch a movie at a popular reading spot.

The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Farmers' Market will co-sponsor a free Thursday night outdoor movie series, "Movies on the Green," at Bay State Green from June 20 to July 25. The movies will start at 8:30 p.m.

Library Director Maureen Ambrosino said library officials hope the series has five parts. Admission will be free, through sponsorships the library seeks, she said.

"This is a perfect location, right near the downtown, for people to come," Ambrosino said.

The Farmers' Market's Dave McMahon said that "Thursdays have become a great day in the summer for Westborough."

This year's Westborough Farmers' Market will be noon to 6 p.m., including lunch, he said.

"We already have a partnership with the library. The library has book sales on that day. So, we're just going to continue the fun on Thursday nights and have movies right here," McMahon said.

"The goal is five. But depending on the community response, we could go as high as 10."

Organizers hope people help sponsor the series, he said.

Ambrosino said Fun Flicks will bring an inflatable screen, as well as a projector and sound system, to Bay State Green for the series.

"Individuals, families can bring their lawn chairs, blankets, spread out on the grass and bring dinner if they want to, or snacks," or buy something at Bay State Commons ("hopefully, it'll bring some extra traffic to those locations"), Ambrosino said.

The library has offered Thursday night programs "to kind of tie in with the market, since there a lot of people in the downtown area," she noted. The library's movie license only applies to its building, though.

"We've had a lot of requests from people who use the library to do a movie outside," Ambrosino said. "Since our license doesn't allow us to do that, we have to do that separately under a different form of license."

The films and dates have not been chosen, Ambrosino said.

"There are so many movies out there that have been made from books. Hopefully, this (series) will inspire people to watch the movie and read the book," she said.


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