St. Petersburg's Dalí Museum to show "cult classic" films on the lawn

'Grease' and 'Die Hard' may not be cult, but they're for damn sure classics.

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Cult Classics at The Dali July 5 St. Petersburg

We're not so sure Grease and Die Hard count as "cult classic" nights — more like pre-weird Travolta and best Christmas movie ever nights (we'll let you figure out which one's which), but either way, The Dalí Museum's celebrating some cinematic anniversaries this summer. They're calling it "cult classics" — but really, these lawn movies are a far, delightful cry from Eraserhead. So go ahead — get your lawn chair (or beach chair, or blanket), find some classic movie garb (maybe a pink t-shirt for Grease and a... hmmm, what outfit says "Die Hard"?) and get your spot early (it's free, so the lawn fills up  pretty quick). 

For Grease — it's the 40th anniversary of this classic — the food trucks from which you can feast include Anju Korean GastrotruckSt. Pete Taco LadyWard’s BBQ and The Sugar Shack. For Die Hard — happy 30th, guys — take your pick of fare from The Surly MermaidAnju Korean GastrotruckMaggie on the Move and Ward’s BBQ.  Want a cold one? Of course you do, but ya gotta leave those coolers at home. No worries — you can get five tasting tickets for five bucks. More info on each film and what to bring — and not — below. 

The Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg | July 5: Grease; Aug. 2: Die Hard | 7 p.m. both nights | Free, money for beer and food |

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Cathy Salustri

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