St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Preservation’s Music and Movies in the Park on downtown’s waterfront has been met by enthusiastic crowds this month. To better accommodate those crowds the location for the month’s final movie on Thursday, October 30 will move a bit south from the “regular” venue in North Straub Park (between 4th & 5th Avenus NE along Beach Dr.). The October 30 movie will still be shown in North Straub Park but will be moved to the section of the park next to the Museum of Fine Arts (between 3rd & 4th Avenues NE along Beach Dr,) and the movie will be projected onto the Museum’s north wall. The wall was originally designed to allow for its use for movie showings. “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. For those who would like to leave the car at home, free and secure valet bicycle parking will be available on-site thanks to St. Pete Bike Co-Op!o
Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated.
St. Petersburg Preservation thanks Oscar level sponsors Raymond James Financial Services, Russell Property Group and HCA West Florida; Gold level sponsors 400 Beach Seafood & Tap Food House, Banyan Café & Catering, Saintpetersblog and Pennsylvania Marriott; Silver level sponsors Ale & Witch, Darden Rice, Lumastream, and Rollin’ Oats; and Bronze level sponsors Timothy R. Rhode, Inc., Duncan McClellan Gallery, Larry & Joyce Beltz and Augie & Dr. Sarah Lind Ribeiro. Movies in the Park are a City of St. Petersburg co-sponsored event.
Goonies (1985) – Movie goers are encouraged to come dressed for the Halloween costume contest. Winners will be chosen by the crowd before the start of the movie and prizes will be awarded. All can sit back and enjoy watching Goonies and following the neighborhood kids’ adventures searching for pirate treasure in an effort to stop developers from building a golf course in place of their homes. Music by Between Bluffs starts at 6 pm; movie at dusk.
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.