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Announcement: My Hometown Blogathon


Let’s Go To The Movies would like to announce hosting its first ever Blogathon. Which is going to be based around everyone’s hometown. The idea is to do a little bit of research to put together a blog post about your hometown and link it to film. It doesn’t matter if another blogger is from the same town as the blog posts could take totally different angles on it. You are more than welcome to do more than one town if you have moved around and class a few different places as your home.

Some areas you may want to include:

  • Films set in that town
  • Films filmed in your town
  • Famous people in film born in your town
  • Famous people in film who grew up in your town
  • Famous people in film who now live in your town

While I have said film, you can also link to TV shows, Theatre and books if you want to take that angle. I know the blogging network is very large and want to encourage maximum participation in this blogathon!

If you can look to have the posts up by the weekend – 22nd and 23rd November this gives everyone plenty of time to put something together!


(If you would like one made specifically for you, then please send me a photo and I will sort it)

Please can you link back to this blog post if you are publicising the blogathon on your blog!


Either comment at the bottom of this post with your hometown choice, name, blog name and you will be added to the list or email!

The ListΒ 

South Shields, England – Caz (Let’s Go To The Movies)


48 responses

  1. Awesome! Count me in πŸ™‚ Luckily, where I live has lots of examples to choose from. So I’ll draw something up on Perth, Western Australia πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

  2. Great idea Caz! Can’t wait to take part in this. I think me and Jenna will do a joint post on Birmingham, UK.
    – Allie

    October 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    • Caz

      That’s brilliant, I will put you both down for that πŸ™‚

      October 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  3. Awesome idea! I’m in as well for Montreal, Canada!

    October 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic Kim, I will put you down for that πŸ™‚

      October 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  4. Nice idea I will give this a whirl!!!! πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic! What town will you be doing? πŸ™‚

      October 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      • Should I do where I live now or where I’ve lived most of my life? I can’t really decide!

        I warn you now, both are small seaside towns in England – not much to report!


        October 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        • Caz

          If you want to combine the two of them in one post?

          Mine is also a seaside town so it will be well represented in this Blogathon!

          October 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

          • Excellent! And yes good idea, they’re only about 20 minutes apart (probably share the same post code haha)

            I’ll get something written up, it’s a great concept and I have one idea already!!

            October 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

          • Caz

            Brilliant, I think this is not only going to create some interesting blog posts but also knowing a little bit more about our fellow bloggers.

            October 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

          • It’s a win win situation πŸ™‚

            October 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  5. I would love to try this since I’ve been thinking about writing a post like this for a while! My hometown is Syracuse, NY. Is it ok if I include some smaller towns outside Syracuse too?

    October 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    • Caz

      That’s fantastic! Yeah as much as you want to include πŸ™‚

      October 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  6. This would be a great blogathon to get involved with, but the only trouble is I’ve already just published three articles on Cronenberg and I can’t think of anyone else from Toronto.

    October 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • Caz

      Oh that’s a shame, you could see which films have been set or filmed there as well?

      October 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  7. My hometown of Defiance, OH has actually had a couple movies made about it-so I’ll easliy blog about that. Plus, a famous actor/comedian’s son was married at a church in my hometown,too, in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

    October 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic, looking forward to what you will come up with πŸ™‚

      October 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

  8. Such a great idea! I’m definitely going to participate and already have some ideas ready. Revisiting good ol’ Pittsburgh. πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic πŸ™‚

      October 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  9. Awesome idea! I’m definitely all for this – can you put me down for Chicago? πŸ™‚

    Here’s a photo you could make for a banner (if you don’t mind):

    (If the link doesn’t work, just let me know and I’ll FB message you the photo!)

    Thanks, and looking forward to participating, Caz!

    October 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

    • Caz

      Fantastic I shall put you down. And get that banner sorted for you soon πŸ™‚

      October 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

      • Thanks, Caz! Really looking forward to participating in this one. If you have any issues with it, just email me at and I’ll actually attach a photo for you there! Thanks!!

        October 15, 2014 at 3:37 am

        • Caz

          Just sent you through the photo πŸ™‚

          October 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm

          • Thanks, Caz! I got it. Appreciate it!! It’s up on my site now πŸ˜€

            October 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

          • Caz

            Oh brilliant! Thanks πŸ™‚

            Just thought I should have put the date on them, doh! I might add them on!

            October 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

  10. Le

    Interesting! My idea is this: I live in PoΓ§os de Caldas, Brazil. It is connected with the film world in two ways: 1- there was a cassino and lots of famous people came here (such as Sara Montiel and Carmen Miranda’s sister) and 2- Our main hotel looks like the Overlook Hotel from The Shining!
    Can I jump aboard the event? (I write in Portuguese, but my blog has a translator)
    Le from Critica Retro

    October 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    • Caz

      Yeah thats fantastic πŸ™‚ looking forward to seeing your post! Thanks for taking part!

      October 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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  12. Hi, I’d like to take part, sounds like a fun idea. Ilive in Brighton; England.

    November 7, 2014 at 8:38 am

    • Caz

      Brilliant. I’ve put you down for that πŸ™‚

      November 8, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  13. Its times like this I regret living were I do as nothing is set around here in Portsmouth and I doubt anyone would want to watch it if it was πŸ™‚

    Now if I lived in a hip city like Baltimore or New York then this would be a whole lot easier.

    November 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    • Caz

      What about any famous people from the area?

      November 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  14. Not real sure how I missed this. Glad I caught it in time to put something together. I was born and raised in New York. Since that’s such a vast topic as far as film is concerned, I’m going to narrow it down to the borough I’m from: Queens.

    November 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic, thanks for taking part! πŸ™‚

      November 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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  16. Hey Caz, my post is up!

    November 23, 2014 at 6:57 am

    • Caz

      Thanks for taking part!!!

      November 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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  18. What a great idea for a blogathon! I’m late to this party, but I’d like to give it a go. I live in Staunton, Virginia — Irene McKenna — Mysterious Bibliophile.

    November 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic πŸ™‚ send the link when you do your post!

      November 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    • Caz

      Fantastic, thank you! Will add it to the list soon! πŸ™‚

      November 24, 2014 at 12:04 am

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