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Ridge Hill’s Movie Mondays Successfully Launches with The LEGO Movie

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Ridge Hill’s Movie Mondays Successfully Launches with The LEGO Movie

Yonkers Mayor Spano Welcomes Large Crowd to
Family Event

Yonkers, NY—Tuesday, June 17, 2014—Last night’s launch of Movie Mondays at Westchester’s Ridge Hill was a spectacular success for hundreds of local families who gathered to see The LEGO Movie on a big screen on the lawn of Town Square. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center partnered with the center to create a “LEGO Day,” and other local merchants were on hand for pre-screening activities.

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was at the screening to greet the crowd. “It is a great joy and privilege to be a part of “LEGO Day” which showcases Ridge Hill’s commitment to providing incredible family friendly events by working in conjunction with one of the region’s greatest attractions, The LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Kicking off Movie Mondays with The LEGO Movie is a great start to the summer series. Ridge Hill has proven again that it is a vital component of our vibrant community here in Yonkers,” he said.

Before the movie began, families participated in a wide variety of activities that included practicing tennis moves with the Yonkers Tennis Center, coloring and chalk drawing with Wee Westchester, “boot-tossing” with L.L. Bean Bootmobile representatives, and, of greatest interest, creating LEGO structures with a Model Builder from LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Families also took advantage of special pre-movie dinner specials at Bonefish Grill, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Havana Central, Texas de Brazil and Little Buddha, or enjoyed popcorn and refreshments from Whole Foods Market Yonkers and sampled beers from Yonkers Brewing Company.

Ridge Hill also had a blanket give-away so families could enjoy the movie in comfort on the lawn of Town Square.

“Ridge Hill’s Town Square lends itself to a community gathering, so we’re pleased to be able to offer this fun evening event for families in Westchester County,” said Andrew Hardy, General Manager of Westchester’s Ridge Hill.

Movie Mondays will continue with Frozen on Monday, July 14, and Despicable Me 2 on Monday, August 11. Both movies will start at sunset.

Movie Mondays is a Ridge Hill partnership with Rooftop Films, along with event sponsor Westchester Magazine.

About Rooftop Films:
Rooftop Films is a Brooklyn based non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. Rooftop Films has been staging film and music screenings indoors and outdoors all over New York since 1997 and take pride in their commitment to quality presentation. For more information visit www.rooftopfilms.com.

About Westchester’s Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown, it features a central Town Square and children’s play area. Shopping, dining and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux (a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar and children’s playroom), REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular retailers like Apple, Anthony Vince Nail Spa, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Frannie’s Goodie Shop, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Häagen-Dazs, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, Little Buddha, L.L. Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, Sleep Number, Smoothie King, Subway, Sur La Table, Teavana, Texas de Brazil, T•J•Maxx, UNIQLO, Vera Bradley, Verizon Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, The Walking Company, White House│Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House.

Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West Exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, Ridge Hill is easily accessible to all Westchester, Putnam and NYC Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester’s Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space—approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group offices and urgent care center. Learn more at http://www.westchestersridgehill.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.