Movies in the Park
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This year marks the 10th season for Preserve the 'Burg's Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “little” event in the waterfront parks. This FREE and fun community gathering, held each Thursday evening in May and in October, started in 2010 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the city's historic downtown waterfront park.
The fun each movie evening begins with live local music at 7 pm followed by the movie on the big outdoor screen as it gets dark. It all takes place on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE).
You will probably want to arrive at Movies early to choose a choice spot and to sit back and enjoy the beautiful evening while listening to live, local music. Bring a picnic or you can purchase food & drink (including beer & wine) from some of the best of the 'Burg's food vendors! 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 North Straub Park) or use your own bicycle and park it with the secure, on-site bicycle valet parking offered by Coast.
Movies are free! However, pay-what-you-can donations are appreciated.
SAVE THE DATES: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30! (Another Five Thursday Movie Month!)
May 2 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) PG – The film that started the Indiana Jones series and introduced Harrison Ford as the adventure loving archaeologist Indiana Jones. Music by Danfield.
May 9 - Groundhog Day (1993) PG - With Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Music by Botomatics.
May 16 - Ghost (1990) PG 13 - With Whoopi Goldberg in an Oscar winning performance! Music by Jun.
May 23 - La La Land (2016) PG 13 - It garnered six Oscars, including for Best Movie! Music by Uproar. Don't forget to join us across the street from Movies in the Park at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House at 6:30 pm for a special10th anniversary celebration & birthday cake - click here to RSVP.
May 30 - The Lorax (2012) PG - A great evening to bring the family (school will be out) to see the Dr. Seuss classic but a fun movie for any age! Music by Boxcar Hollow.
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!May 2019 Movies in the Park Sponsors:
Artwork by local artist, Carrie Jadus
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