St. Petersburg – October marks the beginning of cooler evenings and there is no better way to celebrate the end of summer’s heat then by sitting under the stars on the St. Petersburg downtown waterfront enjoying free film classics and music. The fun will take place each Thursday evening in October, including Halloween, (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) in North Straub Park on Beach Drive between 4th and 5th Avenues NE. Live music starts at 6 pm and movies at dark. “Music & Movies in the Park” is produced by St. Petersburg Preservation each October and May to help highlight to residents and visitors the beauty of our 100+ year old downtown waterfront parks.
To guarantee a good spot at this popular event one should come early, food and drink will be available for purchase from some of Saturday Morning Market’s most popular vendors or one can bring their own picnic all while listening to live music from local bands before the movie. Movie goers are encouraged to bring their own blanket or low seat (a limited number of folding chairs will be available). Convenient parking for North Straub Park is located at the Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots. Secure valet bicycle parking will be available for free thanks to St. Pete Bike Co-Op for those who would like to leave the car at home!
Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated.
St. Petersburg Preservation thanks Raymond James Financial Services for its generous support in being lead sponsor and Creative Loafing for being the media sponsor. Additional generous gold sponsors include 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Ford & Ford, P.A., Paper Street Market and Extensive Enterprises. Additional generous silver sponsors include the Ale & Witch, Darden Rice, Sylvia Rusche Insurance, Augie & Dr. Sarah Lind Riberio and Rebecca Stewart, your special Re-Max agent. Additional generous bronze sponsors include Times Square Properties. St. Petersburg Preservation also thanks Keep Saint Petersburg Local and the St. Pete Bicycle Co-Op and Movies in the Park are a City of St. Petersburg co-sponsored event.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) – Winner of 4 Oscars, including best picture & best actress, 81 year old Jessica Tandy! Morgan Freeman & Dan Aykroyd were Oscar nominees. Music by Charlie Dandelion.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard in the classic with sizzling romance and great humor. Henry Mancini won both Oscar & Grammy for the unforgettable tune, Moon River. Music by the Dead Ichthyologists, one of the favorite bands from May Movies in the Park.
Blues Brothers (1980) – with Aykroyd, Belushi, Cab Calloway & Aretha Franklin. Fantastic sound track sure to have you singing along & maybe even dancing like Elwood! Get in the spirit early with TC Carr’s Bolts of Blue Band with Josh Nelms.
You’ve Got Mail (1998) – with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan. Something for everybody to like in this romantic comedy hit! Music by La Lucha with Jun Bustamante
Young Frankenstein (1974) – Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder & Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks’ hilarious remake of the ultimate Halloween horror flick, Dr. Frankenstein. Music by Lounge Cat.
To find out about other St Petersburg Preservation events and their historic walking tours call the event line (727) 824-7802 or go to www.stpetepreservation.org.