Here's the October Movies in the Park lineup

Here are the films St. Petersburg Preservation has in Straub Park next month.

click to enlarge Here's the October Movies in the Park lineup
Carrie Jadus

We know you're dying to know the schedule for the October Movies in the Park, so without pre-amble, here's what's on tap: 

Oct. 5:  Momma Mia

2008. PG-13. Meryl Streep and Pierce Bronson in this musical comedy. Music: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones.

 Oct. 12:  Some Like it Hot

1959. Marilyn Monroe and two men pretending to be women on the lam to Florida to escape the mob. So, mostly comedy. Presented with the help of Come Out St. Pete and TIGLFF. Music: Jennifer Real. 

Oct. 19:  Space Balls

1987. PG. If you haven't seen this movie, all you need to know is this: The Mel Brooks version of Star Wars. So, the best version, then. Music: Holey Miss Moley.

Oct. 26:  E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

1982. PG. Like Alien, except the bad guys are the humans. Classic Spielberg, and also the night of St. Petersburg Preservation's Halloween costume contest. Music: Ed Woltil & the Loaded Question.

The other stuff

All films are free, as is the music before each movie, but St. Petersburg Preservation will, of course, accept donations. Movies in the Park starts at 6 p.m. in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr. N.E., St. Pete, between 4th and 5th Ave. N along Beach Dr. — you'll know it by the swarms of people). The movies start at dusk. 

Bring your own seating — St. Pete Preservation suggests blankets or low seating. Never been? The pre-show festivities are as much fun as the film. On-site valet bike parking available, and some food trucks will be on site. 

More questions? Find your answers here, send SPP an email or call them at 727-824-7802. Weather concerns about a movie night? Your best bet is to check for updates on their Facebook page.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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