Preserve the ‘Burg’s May Movies in the Park lineup revealed

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Preserve the ‘Burg’s popular Movies in the Park event will return this May to North Straub Park in St. Petersburg.

One of our favorite happenings of the year was shut down due to the pandemic. As cases drop in Pinellas County, and more residents become vaccinated, it seems the organization is ready to bring the outdoor event back.

Preserve the ‘Burg announced on Facebook that they would host their Movies in the Park announcement party at The Ale and The Witch (111 2nd Ave NE) on Wednesday, April 14 at 6pm.

Movies in the Park will be held May 6th and May 20th, 2021 with new safety measures, social distancing, and limited capacity, to allow St. Pete locals the opportunity to enjoy the event safely with their friends and family.

Here are the two films screening this May in St. Pete:

May 6: My Cousin Vinny

New York lawyer Vinny has never won a case. When his teenage cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused of murder in a backwater Alabama town, it’s up to the nervous Vinny to save him from jail, even though he’s only ever tried personal injury cases before, and none of them successfully. 

May 20: Two Weeks Notice

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) goes to work for billionaire George Wade (Hugh Grant) as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy’s guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter (Alicia Witt) as her replacement. As Lucy’s time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

Tickets will be required to attend. Reservations will be available for members beginning April 15, and will open to the public on April 21. You’ll be able to reserve tickets online.

Screening classic films for more than 10 years

2019 year marked the 10th season for Preserve the ‘Burg’s Movies in the Park, an event many refer to as the best “little” event in the waterfront parks. This FREE and fun community gathering, held each Thursday evening in May and in October, started in 2010 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the city’s historic downtown waterfront park.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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