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Accessible Cinema in Downtown Aurora Fund

Established 2022

Making cinema accessible in downtown Aurora combats community deterioration and juvenile delinquency and lessens neighborhood tensions in the downtown area by providing the events in safe, family-friendly locations in collaboration with Aurora Film Society, Aurora Regional Fire Museum, and The Venue.


Aurora Downtown hosts a free, outdoor movie series in the summer months in downtown Aurora. From June through August, the movie series is held on second Thursdays at Aurora Regional Fire Museum and on third Thursdays at Mundy Park adjacent to The Venue. The movie series is open to all and features well-loved movies on the big screen. Movies start at dusk. Concessions are available. Bring your own chair!

Movie sponsorships are offered at three levels: Star Sponsor $500, Popcorn Sponsor $250, and Candy Sponsor $100


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Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit group of business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) One dedicated to a healthy and thriving downtown for everyone
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