Monday, December 23, 2013

CHRISTMAS PARADE TO BE SIMULCAST DUE TO BUDGET RESTRAINTS

BRIDGEPORT'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE WILL NOT BE PRESENTED THIS YEAR DUE TO A SHORTFALL IN THE CITY BUDGET.  INSTEAD A PARADE THAT TAKES PLACE IN CHINA WILL BE SIMULCAST ON THE MOVIE SCREEN OF THE BRIDGEPORT MULTIPLEX.

BRIDGEPORT

City officials signed a contract late Saturday night with ParadesRUs for the rights to show a huge Chinese Christmas like parade as it happens, on the Imax screen at the local multiplex. Due to the time difference, parade watchers should be at the theater Wednesday morning by 2:45 A.M. to catch the start of the parade at 3 A.M. local time.
Chinese parades are fun to watch on the big screen. There
are lots of dragons and people running around screaming.


Mayor Ben Dover was on hand to help finalize the contract with ParadesRUs.  "This is a great opportunity to watch a great Christmas like parade and save the city money at the same time!"  he exclaimed.  "And as an added bonus, we'll be inside where it is warm."  When asked if Santa would be in the parade, he replied, "No, he will be here at the multiplex handing out candy to the kids and schnapps to the parents!"
A small admission fee will be charged to watch the parade indoors.  For those that would rather watch it while standing out in the cold, theater manager, Kirk James promised to show a delayed broadcast on a screen erected in the parking lot.
Mayor Dover hopes this move saves the city enough money to put it back in the black before St. Patrick's Day.  "St. Pat's Day is special!" he said with a wink.  When asked if he had anything else to say before this story went to print, he nodded his head,  "Tell everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
It appears some things will never change in Bridgeport, at least not as long as Dover is Mayor.  Merry Christmas everyone.

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