Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and music each Thursday evening in May on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE). The movies and music events are produced by St. Petersburg Preservation. The fun begins with music at 7 pm and movies at dark in the park, on Beach Drive and between 4th and 5th Avenues NE. Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated. May marks the 5th season for Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “small” event in the waterfront parks.
Movie goers are welcome to come early to listen to the music and to enjoy the beautiful evening with a picnic, either by purchasing food and drink from some of the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market’s most popular vendors set up in the park or by bringing their own food. Bringing a blanket or low seat to sit on is recommended but there will be a limited number of folding chairs available for use. A great way to get to Movies in the Park is on bicycle and secure, on-site bicycle valet parking will be available thanks to the St. Pete Bike Co-Op.
St. Petersburg Preservation thanks lead sponsor, Sylvia P. Rusche State Farm Insurance Agency,104 1st Street North, 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House and the many other businesses and individuals for their generous support. Movies are co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg.
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969) – The film with Redford, Newman & Katharine Ross that won 4 Oscars and has it all – a great story with incredible scenery & music, including Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head. Evening’s music by Rob Tyre.
Dial M for Murder (1954) – A Hitchcock thriller with the ever beautiful Grace Kelly (who would want to kill her?!) and Ray Milland. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for Hitchcock in the opening scenes. Evening’s music by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Ass’n.
When Harry Met Sally (1989) – stars Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan with the restaurant scene nobody forgets! The sound track has it all from Gershwin’s Our Love is Here to Stay to the Allman Bros.’ Ramblin’ Man. Evening’s music by Applebutter Express.
The Jerk (1979) – Another wacky, wild & crazy Steve Martin comedy hit, directed by Carl Reiner and also starring Bernadette Peters. Evening’s music by Reina Collins Band.
Men In Black (1997) – Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones team up to try to stop the alien bug from destroying earth! Sound track includes Chuck Berry’s The Promised Land sung by Elvis! Evening’s music by Ricky Wilcox & the Moonsnakes.
To request aids or services pursuant to disability laws, contact the City Community Affairs Division, 727 893- 7345 or 727 892-5259 TDD/TYY.
St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) is a volunteer non- profit and charitable 501(c)3 organization working to preserve the “Burg and maintaining St. Petersburg’s sense of place. To learn more about other St Petersburg Preservation events and the group’s historic walking tours, call (727) 824-7802, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.stpetepreservation.org