May is made for Movies!
St. Petersburg Preservation’s May Movies in the Park
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.
As a bonus, “Movies at Midtown” will also be shown on Thursday, April 27 in the gardens of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum (2240 9th Ave. S).
Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations are appreciated. May marks the 8th season for Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as “the best little 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’s best vendors set up in the park or by bringing their own food. Bringing a blanket or low seat to sit on is recommended. There will be a limited number of folding chairs available. 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 Coast Bike Share.
St. Petersburg Preservation thanks our generous community sponsors, including Oscar level sponsors, Sylvia P. Rusche State Farm Insurance Agency, AARP of Tampa Bay and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Movies are co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg.
April 27 Red Tails (2012) rated PG13 – With Cuba Gooding, Jr. The story of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen – they faced segregation on the ground but were heroes in the air. *In the garden at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave. S. –Thanks to the Woodson Museum & sponsor Weidner Law. Music: Trumaine Lamar.
May 4 Charade (1963) – Enjoy a night on the waterfront with Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant starring in a classic filled with suspense & romance – you will be sorry if you miss out! The movie has it all: Hepburn’s character falling in love in Paris, a mystery, an Oscar nominated title song & the perfect supporting cast. Thanks to sponsor Iberia Bank. Music: Rayzilla’s Hippie Slayers.
May 11 Princess Bride (1987) rated PG – A favorite for all ages with a magical mix of romance, fantasy, action & comedy. Thanks to sponsors Coastal Properties Group International and Shiny Happy Smiles. Music: Mezzu’ Mare.
May 18 Footloose (1984) rated PG–With Kevin Bacon & Lori Swinger. A sound track with ‘80’s hit songs that will have you singing & dancing! Thanks to sponsor Euphoria Salon & Day Spa. Music: The Joe Milligan Project.
May 25 Top Gun (1986) rated PG – With Tom Cruise in this action-packed film that won an Oscar for best original song! Thanks to sponsors The Tavern at Bayboro and Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Petersburg. Music: Funk Shui
St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) is a non-profit and charitable 501(c)3 organization working to help keep St. Petersburg special. 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