Town Wins 'Simpsons' Premiere

9 years 8 months 1 week ago July 10, 2007 Jul 10, 2007 Tuesday, July 10 2007 Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:42:36 PM CDT in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield, Vermont, has been chosen as the site of "The Simpsons Movie" premiere. On July 21, the town's 100-seat movie theater will play host to the movie, which opens July 27th. The results were announced by U-S-A Today. Visitors to its Web site voted for their favorite. Fourteen Springfields -- including Missouri's -- joined the challenge to win the hearts and minds of the nation, not to mention thousands of tourism dollars a movie premiere could bring. Springfield, Missouri, placed sixth in voting. The dysfunctional family that stars in the decades-old animated comedy lives in a place called Springfield. Fans have long debated the true inspiration of the locale. All of the contestants submitted a video boosting their cities as the true Springfield and worthy of the premiere.

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