Thursday, August 15, 2013

What a Great Night to Spend on the Worc. Common with Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wow, what a great day we have! There is no better way to spend this beautiful summer evening then to pack or pick up dinner and head down to the Worcester Common for 6:30 with the kids, family and friends. Here's what you can expect:


We usually have two bands play prior to the movie, but this time around we have decided to mix things up a bit with the Sort of Late Show with Shaun Connolly and the Overqualified Band with special musical guest Cara Brindisi & The Feather Merchants.

The Dogfather will be there selling their wide variety of gourmet hot dogs and the Wooberry truck will be there too! Worcester Film Works will of course be selling popcorn and Polar sodas, WOO Card holders will receive a point and a free small popcorn when they show their card.

Hannah Kuczarski will be selling lemonade at Sophia's Sunshine Lemonade stand (in honor of her sister Sophia who passed away last year at the age of 4 from Leukemia), 100% of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to Why Me & Sherry's House, a home right here in Worcester that has been providing love and support for families with childhood cancer since 1985.

Finz is scheduled to make an appearance between 6:30 and 7:30 and Orson, the Polar mascot, will be there to help distribute samples of some of their beverages. As usual, Cumulus Media's WXLO Street Team will be on hand prior to the movie.

And finally, at dusk, kick back, relax and enjoy a free showing of Fantastic Mr. Fox on our 15' x 30' screen!


Hope to see you on the Common tonight.....

Monday, August 12, 2013

Plan to Head Down to the Worcester Common Early Thursday Evening

The Fantastic Mr. Fox will kick off at dusk Thursday evening, but make plans to meet up with friends and family on the Worcester Common at 6:30 pm this Thursday to be part of a special Movies on the Common version of the Sort of Late Show with Shaun Connolly and the Overqualified Band. Check out this recent article in Worcester Magazine about the show and come see for yourself why Shaun and the gang have been packing the house at Beatnik's every third Thursday. Shaun's special musical guest is Cara Brindisi & The Feather Merchants.

We'll see you On the Common.....

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Fantastic Mr. Fox this Thursday Evening August 15, 2013

Make plans to head down to the Worcester Common this Thursday evening June 15, 2013 for a FREE showing of The Fantastic Mr Fox.


Friday, July 19, 2013

The Flock Rocks and Ghostbusters Cleans Up the City

A great night on the Worcester Common last night. The Flock played for two hours straight and topped off their show with the Ghostbusters theme song. Ghostbusters in Blue Ray on the large screen with a great sound system was incredible!

Fantastic Mr. Fox is August 15, 2013......


Thanks to the Halloween Outlet on W. Boylston St. for letting us borrow their inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! 


The Flock rocks!


The special surface at the Worcester Common Oval is great for sidewalk chalk creations.


Wooberry Frozen Yogurt swung by last night and did a brisk business right up to showtime.


Popcorn and Polar sodas.....





Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ghostbusters and The Flock a Go for Tonight Starting at 6:30 pm

There is a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm early this evening here in Worcester.

WFW is a go for tonight starting at 6:30 pm with a live performance by 80s tribute band The Flock.

Ghostbusters will start at dusk.

In the event that we are visited by a thunderstorm, we will take a break and ask that you wait it out in the safety of your vehicles or Union Station, a 5 minute walk from the Common down the newly opened Front St. Once the storm passes we will pick up where we left off.

Tonight! Ghostbusters and The Flock On the Worcester Common

Come chill out on the Worcester Common tonight with a FREE screening of Ghostbusters starting at dusk.


Pack dinner and meet up with family and friends starting at 6:30 pm and enjoy the music of 80s tribute band The Flock.


As in past years, Cumulus Media, owner of local radio stations WXLO 104.5 FMThe Pike 100 FM and WORC 98.9 FM will have their street team on site.

The City of Worcester offers free Wi-Fi on the Common.

Confirmed vendors include The Dogfather and WFW will be selling fresh popcorn and Polar sodas, water and seltzers.

Your best bet for parking is the Worcester Library (McGrath) parking lot on Salem St, where parking is free after 8 pm and just $0.70 per hour before then. The lot is less than a 5 min.walk to the Worcester Common Oval. Remember, park smart - make sure all valuables are out of sight and lock all doors.

We'll see you On the Common tonight!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ghostbusters to be Shown on the Worcester Common on Thursday July 18

Join Worcester Film Works this coming Thursday, July 18, 2013 on the Worcester Common for a FREE showing of Ghostbusters.


The movie will start at dusk, but make plans to meet your family and friends on the Common starting at 6:30 pm for a live performance by Worcester's own '80s tribute band "The Flock."


The Flock was the very first band to perform at Movies on the Common back in 2011 and we are thrilled to have them back a second time for an extended set this coming Thursday!