Springfield, Vermont, to Host ‘Simpsons’ Movie Premiere

The world premiere of The Simpsons Movie will be held in Springfield, Vermont, after the town beat out 14 other Springfields to land the honor.

Real-life Springfields across America–the name of the fictitious town where the cartoon family lives–competed against each other to win the chance to host the premiere for the new movie.

The Vermont town, which has a population of 9,300, won an online vote and will become Simpsons central on July 21.

Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce member Patricia Chaffee says, “We’re so excited. We came in at the last minute, and for us to win, we feel like the underdogs, which makes this so big and so great for us.”

Springfield, Vermont, received 15,367 votes, beating Springfield, Illinois, which received 14,634 votes.

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