U.S. Springfields Compete for 'Simpsons' Premiere The fictitious, garden-variety hometown of The Simpsons was purposefully named Springfield — the town exists in 34 states. Now, 14 Springfields from across the nation are competing for the chance to host the big screen premiere of The Simpsons Movie on July 26.
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U.S. Springfields Compete for 'Simpsons' Premiere

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U.S. Springfields Compete for 'Simpsons' Premiere

U.S. Springfields Compete for 'Simpsons' Premiere

U.S. Springfields Compete for 'Simpsons' Premiere

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The fictitious, garden-variety hometown of The Simpsons was purposefully named Springfield — the town exists in 34 states. Now, 14 Springfields from across the nation are competing for the chance to host the big screen premiere of The Simpsons Movie on July 26.

The public can vote for the town with the most "Simpsons spirit" on a USA Today online poll featuring short videos submitted by each of the Springfields. Mayor Sid Leiken of Springfield, Ore., and Mayor John Cecconi of Springfield, Ky., talk about their towns' bids.

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