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4/13/2018 Member News

April Showers Bring May Flowers – and Preserve the ‘Burg’s May Movies in the Park!

CONTACT: or (727) 824-7802

April Showers Bring May Flowers – and Preserve the ‘Burg’s May Movies in the Park!

Preserve the ‘Burg (formerly St. Petersburg Preservation) announces the May Movies in the Park line up!

Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and live local music each Thursday evening in May on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront. The movies and music events are produced by Preserve the ‘Burg. The fun begins with music at 7 pm and movies at dark in in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE), on Beach Drive and between 4th and 5th Avenues NE.

Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated. May marks the 9th year for Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “little” event in the waterfront parks which started in 2010 during the Waterfront Parks Centennial celebration.

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 or by bringing their own food. Bringing a blanket or low seat is recommended. There will be a limited number of folding chairs available. We welcome family, friends and even well-behaved pets! 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.

Preserve the ‘Burg thanks our generous community sponsors, including Oscar level sponsors, Sylvia P. Rusche State Farm Insurance Agency, AARP Tampa Bay and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Movies are co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg.


May 3 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) – Spencer Tracey’s last film. Also starring Sidney Poitier & Katharine Hepburn. Thanks to sponsor Weidner Law. Music by Dead Set - Florida.
May 10 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) PG – A love story that will keep you laughing! Thanks to sponsor The Simms Team, Coastal Properties Group. Music by Cottondale Swamp.
May 17 Father of the Bride (1991) PG – A fun night with Steve Martin, Martin Short & Diane Keaton on the screen! Thanks to sponsor St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Music by Talk To Mark.
May 24 Back to the Future (1985) PG – Time travel at its best, starring Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson. Thanks to sponsors Tavern at Bayboro and Rubin Chiropractic Health Center. Music by Sunset Bridge Band.
May 31 Batman (1989) PG13 – Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson & Kim Basinger – A must see movie evening! Thanks to sponsor UBER. Music by The Sad Clowns with Geri-X, Jeremy Thomas & Jason Frilot.

Pick up a copy of our May Movies in the Park poster or postcard created by St. Pete’s own, Laura Spencer Illustrates.

Preserve the ‘Burg (PTB) is a volunteer non- profit and charitable 501(c)3 organization working to keep St. Petersburg special. To learn more about other Preserve the ‘Burg events and the group's historic walking and biking tours, call (727) 824-7802, email or visit


Allison E. Stribling
Executive Director
Preserve the 'Burg

cell 850.228.8070
office 727.824.7802

*Preserve the 'Burg, formerly known as St. Petersburg Preservation.