Movies in the Park 

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Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and music each Thursday evening in October on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in N. Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE). The fun begins with music at 6 pm and movies at dark in the park, on Beach Drive and between 4th and 5th Avenues NE.

Come to Movies early to choose a choice spot and sit back and enjoy the beautiful evening while listening to the music and having a picnic. One can either purchase food & drink (including beer & wine) from some of the best of the 'Burg's vendors set up in the park or you can bring your own. Bring a blanket or low seat, a limited number of folding chairs will be available. A great way to get to Movies in the Park is on bicycle. You can either use a Coast Bike Share bicycle (a bike share hub is across the street from N. Straub Park) or use your own bicycle and park it with the secure, on-site bicycle valet parking offered by Coast.

Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated.  This is the 8th season for St. Petersburg Preservation's Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “little” event in the waterfront parks.


Oct. 5 -  Momma Mia - (2008) rated PG-13 –- With Meryl Streep & Pierce Brosnan. A wonderful musical with a lot of laughs! Evening's music: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

Oct. 12 - Some Like it Hot - (1959)  –With Marilyn Monroe. Two Chicago musicians, Joe & Jerry, witness a gangster shooting & need to get away. To do so, they land a gig as women with an all-female band heading to Florida - the laughs never end! Thanks to this evening's partner, Come Out St. Pete and TIGLFF. Evening's music: Jennifer Real

Oct. 19 - Space Balls - (1987) PG - With Mel Brooks & John Candy. One of the great comedy spoofs. After a kidnapping by the race of Spaceballs, all of the air of Druidia is demanded as ransom – can Lone Star save the day? Evening's music: Holey Miss Moley

Oct. 26 - E.T. - (1982) PG - A Spielberg classic with 4 Oscar wins. A great movie to usher in fall with our Halloween costume contest! Music: Ed Woltil & the Loaded Question

Thank you to our community sponsors that make it possible for Movies in the Park to be FREE! Next time you visit a sponsor be sure to tell them thanks for supporting Movies in the Park!

October Movies in the Park Sponsors:

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