Discover ‘BURG Movies In The Park Fall 2016

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Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and music each Thursday evening in October on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE). The fun begins with music at 6 pm and movies at dark in the park, on Beach Drive and between 4th and 5th Avenues NE.

As a bonus, Movies in the Park, in conjunction with the Central Avenue Solstice goes west with a single showing on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Sunset Park (Central Ave. & Park St.) Note: no alcohol allowed at this movie. Come to Movies early to choose a choice spot and sit back and enjoy the beautiful evening while listening to the music and having a picnic. One can either purchase food & drink (including beer & wine) from some of the best of the ‘Burg’s vendors set up in the park or you can bring your own. 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 and secure, on-site bicycle valet parking will be available at N. Straub Park thanks to the St. Pete Bike Co-Op.

Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated. This is the 7th season for Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “little” event in the waterfront parks.


Sept. 24 – Big (1988) rated PG – With Tom Hanks & Elizabeth Perkins. Remember when you couldn’t wait to grow up! Celebrate the Central Ave. Solstice, ending with this fun movie. This move only will take place at Sunset Park (Central Ave. & Park St.). No alcohol allowed at Sunset Park. Evening’s music, Florida Troubador Grant Peeples.

Downtown Movies in the Park at N. Straub Park

Oct. 6 – Hitch (2005) rated PG-13 – Will Smith stars as “Hitch”, a professional date doctor who falls for a gossip columnist (Eva Mendes) in a comedy with a great sound track! Evening’s music: Steve Connelly and The Greater Good.

Oct. 13 -The Muppet Movie (1979) rated G – The perfect movie for a fun evening for all ages! Can you match the name to the voice from the Hollywood stars, including Bob Hope, Mel Brooks & Madeline Kahn? Evening’s music: Charlie Morris Band.

Oct. 20 – Planet of the Apes (1968) rated G– The classic, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy Mcdowall & Kim Hunter. The film’s ending – still considered one of the best twist endings of all time – never disappoints! Evening’s music: The Legendary Panama Red!Oct. 27 – Ghost Busters II (1989) rated PG – Get ready for Halloween as the Ghostbusters’ crew comes out of retirement with the discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm & a resurgence of spectral activity in the Big Apple. Come in costume, prizes awarded! Evening’s music: Rosewood Creek.

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 St. Petersburg Preservation’s Movies in the Park!

Come & Enjoy the Best of The Burg