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Movies in the Park on Thursday, 10/28, has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Thank you to all those who came out and supported Movies in the Park this October, and a special thank you to our sponsors and vendors who help make Movies in the Park possible. We’ve enjoyed sharing the magic of the movies with you this season!
Movies in the Park will return again in Spring 2022.
The best "small" event on the waterfront - Movies in the Park - is back again this October! The evening starts with live music at 6 p.m. followed by the movie on the big screen at dusk. The fun takes place in N. Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE at Beach Dr.
Movies in the Park is free, but attendance is limited and an RSVP ticket is required for entry. In lieu of charging for the event, please consider the gift of a donation or becoming a member of Preserve the 'Burg online or at the event to help us continue our efforts to protect our city’s history and keep St. Pete special!
Movies in the Park will adhere to CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. Face coverings are strongly encouraged, and social distancing between groups is also encouraged. Capacity will be limited; advance registration is required.
Come early to get your favorite spot and to enjoy live music from The Wandering Hours and grab some food from the 'Burg's best food vendors. Beer and Wine will be available, proceeds benefit Preserve the Burg and Jump for Kids.
Entry to Movies in the Park is located on Beach Drive.
Oct. 28th - Beetlejuice (1988) – After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
The Burnside residence, pictured above, and located on 5th Ave. N. has a remarkable history of being home to women who made a mark in our community and beyond. It is a threatened local landmark you will learn about on the tour.
The present boom has brought significant change to this part of downtown with the demolition of a number of historic buildings. Can the neighborhood remain special? Join us as we look at this changing piece of downtown, what is left of its historic integrity and offer some insight and perspective on what might be in store for its future.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Mirror Lake and its surrounding neighborhood are a special part of the 'Burg. While it is just blocks from Central Avenue, the area has its own sense of place, with an array of historic buildings including the 1916 Carnegie Library, and the 1924 St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club among many others. The area still retains much of its historic integrity and is a part of the Downtown National Register Historic District. However, Mirror Lake's unique sense of place is threatened by new high rise development. This tour, led by PTB's Emily Elwyn, will be a leisurely stroll around Mirror Lake, taking in the best of the past as well as discussing the potential threats to the area's integrity. Pictured above is a historic post card scene looking across Mirror Lake to the 1916 library.
Tours are free for PTB members and $20 for non-members.
Tour starting point is next to the Shuffleboard Club sign, pictured below.
Tour reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited to 30 people.
If a tour is full, walk-ups will not be accommodated.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Our "Original" downtown walking tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Petersburg and for residents to learn a few things new about the 'Burg's past. Experience and see what makes downtown special as you take a stroll though a portion of the city's central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District. Participants will see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Building & Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.
You might want to come early and take a stroll before the tour through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am and offers lots of food vendors.
PTB members are free. Guests and non-members are $20/person.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
St. Petersburg's waterfront helps to make the city special! Tour participants will learn about the waterfront's importance to the city's efforts to promote itself as the embodiment of the Florida dream and hear stories about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the country's largest waterfront park systems. The waterfront is also where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Co. and the location for the 'Burg's historic fountain of youth - those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour's end!
You may want to come early and stop in at the Saturday Morning Market - it opens at 9 am and it's easy to purchase a cup of coffee and bakery treat before the start of the tour.
Walking tours are free for PTB members. Guests and non-members are $20/person.
Tour reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited to 25 people.
Saturday, November 26, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Walking tours are $10 to PTB members. Guests and non-members are $20/person.
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