St. Pete Preservation 2017 May Movies in the Park Lineup

It’s that time of year again! St. Pete Preservation (SPP) announced their 2017 May Movies in the Park lineup to an eager crowd at The Ale and The Witch. As always, the organization mixes classic family favorites with a couple modern hits.

This season, SPP introduces a bonus screening in the garden at the wonderful Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum (2240 9th Avenue South) on April 27. Each screening will be kicked off by a live performance from a local band. Cinephiles and audiophiles, prepare to treat your senses this summer to the timeless masterpieces that continue to captivate, enliven and educate. All films in May will be screened in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Drive Northeast). Music begins at 7pm and the movies begin at dark.

Cost Bike Share is also partaking in the local fun. The thriving company will provide a secure bike valet for the event.

Here’s the full lineup:



April 27

Red Tails 

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Music: Trumaine Lamar



May 4 


Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

Music: Rayzilla’s Hippie Slayers



May 11

The Princess Bride

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Music: Mezzu’ Mare



May 18


A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Music: The Joe Milligan Project




May 25 

Top Gun 

As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Music: Funk Shui


Movies in the Park poster by Carrie Jadus.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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