Movies in the Park 

Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and live music each Thursday evening in May on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in N. Straub Park. The fun begins with music at 7 pm and movies at dark in the park, on Beach Dr. and between 4th and 5th Avenues NE. Scroll down for the May movie schedule!

Come to Movies early to choose a choice spot & sit back and enjoy the beautiful evening while listening to the live 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! Pick-up a bike from one of the many Coast Bike Share stations, a convenient station is located next to Movies in the Park Downtown. If you bring your own bike, secure, on-site bicycle valet parking will be available thanks to Coast Bike Share.  Good news, we allow dogs! 

Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated.  This is the 9th season for Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “small” event in the waterfront parks.

May 3

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) – It was Spencer Tracey’s last film. The movie, offering a timeless story, also stars Sidney Poitier & Katharine Hepburn. Evening's music: Dead Set - Florida,  A "deadicated" group of musicians performing the music of the Grateful Dead.

May 10

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) rated PG –A love story that will keep you laughing! Evening's music: Cottondale Swamp - Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll.

May 17

Father of the Bride (1991) rated PG – A fun night with Steve Martin, Martin Short & Diane Keaton on the screen! Evening's music: Talk to Mark   Power guitars, impassioned vocals, and pop songwriting mixed into a straight-ahead rock style all their own.

May 24

Back to the Future (1985) rated PG –Time travel at its best, starring Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson. Evening's music: Sunset Bridge Band - Alternative Pop-Folk Fusion quartet led by Gracie Grieshop on vocals. 

May 31

Batman (1989) rated PG13 – Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson & Kim Basinger – A must see movie evening! Evening's music: The Sad Clowns - The combined talents of prominent St. Pete muscians Geri-X, Jeremy Thomas, and Jason Frilot.

Thank you to our community sponsors! 

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Movie Poster Artwork by local artist, Laura Spencer Illustrates

Interested in becoming a Movies in the Park sponsor? PTB offers Movies in the Park each May and October. Click here for info: Movie Sponsor Packet. 

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