Springfield, IL. Among 14 Cities Vying For 'Simpsons' Premiere

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- D'oh!

Springfield, Vermont was chosen today as the site of "The Simpsons Movie" premiere July 27th.

The results were announced by USA Today. Visitors to its Web site voted for their favorite.

Fourteen Springfields across America joined the challenge to win the hearts and minds of the nation -- and the hundreds of thousands of tourism dollars a movie premiere could bring.

Springfield, Illinois mounted a spirited contest for the prize.

The dysfunctional family that stars in the decades-old animated comedy lives in a place called Springfield. Fans have long debated the true inspiration of the locale.

Each contestant submitted a video boosting their cities as the true Springfield and worthy of the premiere.

(On the Net: http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/simpsons-contest.htm)


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