Outdoor Movie Night Series to Help Businesses Hit By Boulevard Construction

In an effort to help struggling businesses impacted by Castro Valley Boulevard construction, Castro Valley Rotary is hosting a series of outdoor movie nights starting in July.

Castro Valley Boulevard merchants are hoping to get a boost through the help of a few motion pictures being shown this summer.

The Rotary Club of Castro Valley plans to draw people to downtown and promote traffic to neighboring businesses with an outdoor movie series these next two months.

Movie-goers will be able to view the flicks projected in the alley way adjacent to located at 3323 Castro Valley Blvd. and at the Castro Village (see dates below for where movies will be shown).

Merchants on the Boulevard are being asked to stay open late these evenings to cater to customers watching the movies, which begin at 8 p.m.

Though the featured flicks are free, Rotary is asking for donations and sponsorship to help cover the cost of the event. Extra money made during the event will go toward The Rotary Foundation, which comes back to the club and other projects such as the landscape project for the new .

The rotary club will provide about 100 chairs to make it more comfortable for movie-goers to enjoy the flick.

The series includes the following dates and movies:

  • July 12 — Dolphin Tale @ The Ice Creamery
  • July 26 — Adventures of Tin Tin @ The Village
  • August 9 — Soul Surfer @ The Ice Creamery
  • August 23 — Big Miracle @ The Village

Possible sponsorship opportunities include:

  1. Diamond Sponsor ($1,000) — Your name or organization’s logo listed on promotional mailings through , listing and link on the website, ad on all four movie nights and mention on chamber's email blast for each event.
  2. Gold Sponsor ($500) — Your name or organization’s logo listed and link on the website, ad on two movie nights and mention on chamber's email blast for each event.
  3. Silver Sponsor ($250) — Your name or organization’s logo listed and link on the website, ad on one movie night.
  4. Bronze Sponsor ($100) — Your name or organization’s ad on one movie night.

Those wishing to get more information on the event or sponsorship information, check out the attached PDF or email Rotary Club President Hafsa Burt at hafsa.burt@broadwayloft.com

Analisa Harangozo July 12, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I don't think it should.. the movies that are being shown are recent releases and not the same as what's being shown at Chabot Theater.
Ken O'Donnell July 26, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Thanks CV Rotary!
David Ross August 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Has there been any response from the merchants regarding whether this is helping?
Sabrina Schultz August 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM
can the Rotary arrange the food trucks to come to town sometime?
Rene' B. August 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I was able to see "Soul Surfer" at the outdoor movie and enjoyed it very much. I thought it was a great idea and others did as well because there must have been close to 100 people in attendance. Those with me went out for dinner afterwards in CV so it achieved its purpose for us.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something