Join 'American Ninja Warrior' Watch Party Downtown Cleveland Next Week


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There's no need to watch the American Ninja Warrior finals at home next week, when you can do so downtown, surrounded by other fans and a even a couple of Cleveland ninjas.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission hosts a watch party Monday, Aug. 14, at the Corner Alley Downtown from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. And yes, all of their TVs will broadcast episodes taped in Cleveland back in May.

Twenty percent of food sales during the event will go to the Film Commission, which was instrumental in bringing Ninja Warrior to the city.

"We went to their office last August and introduced Cleveland to them, and they responded very positively — and before we knew it, they decided to film here," Film Commission President and CEO Ivan Schwarz told The Plain Dealer.

The watch party/fundraiser will feature giveaways and raffles on behalf of the Film Commission, and Logan Broadbent and PJ Camargo, local ninjas who appear in the episodes shown at the watch party, will also be present.

"It takes a high level of dedication and commitment to compete on American Ninja Warrior," Broadbent told Scene in May. "You have to work on all of the competencies; they can give you any obstacle and you can’t touch it until you compete. It would be great if we knew what what we were getting ahead of time, but you don't."

No one was more excited than Broadbent when Cleveland welcomed Ninja Warrior in May for filming. The athlete, who also laid out his grueling training schedule for Scene, said, "I live for this city, all my family lives here. It means everything."

If you can't make it to the watch party, you can catch a broadcast of the event on Q104.

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