Movies in the Park: E.T.

Enjoy free film classics and music each Thursday evening in May in North Straub Park!

artwork by Carrie Jadus

The fun takes place in North Straub Park – Beach Dr. between 4th & 5th Ave. NE

Music begins at 7 pm and the movie at dark.  Come early and purchase food and drink from some of Saturday Morning Market’s most popular vendors, or enjoy your own picnic while listening to music before the movie.  A limited number of  chairs will be available, or better yet, bring your own blanket or seat! Convenient parking available at Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots.  Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donation appreciated.  New this May – bicycle to the  movies and take advantage of our secure bicycle valet parking!


May 23 – E.T. (1982) – Another Spielberg hit that won 4 Oscars & remains a favorite of all ages! Music by the Dead Ichs, find out about their name while having fun listening to their music.


Inclement weather will cancel.  If you'd like to carpool from Parkside Mall to arrive at 6:15, please email me.


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  • Becca

    I am SOOoooOOOOo bummed I couldn't make it. Too much crap was going on here at home and I couldn't get away in time. What's next? Are there more movies?

    May 24

    • Elizabeth P

      Next Thursday's movie will be Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin. I will be out of town so cannot host.

      May 25

  • Debi K

    Great to see everyone and awesome to watch the to catch up with a friend too...

    May 24

  • Elizabeth P

    There was a great atmosphere at Straub Park for E.T. Wonderful to see families with young children enjoying this classic film. Thanks for the snacks (where DO you get those grapes, Marlene?) and for keeping me company these last three Thursday nights.

    1 · May 24

  • Marlene

    Great movie with nice people and A beautiful full moon!

    1 · May 23

  • Linda Roy

    Have to work late too... have fun everyone

    May 23

  • Susan

    So sorry to miss this event but I have to work late. :-(

    May 23

    • Elizabeth P

      I don't know how late you'll work but the movie won't begin until it gets dark (about 8)

      May 23

    • Becca

      I'm running way late and may not make it. I'll hunt for you if I do!! I hope I do make it - I so love this movie!!!!

      May 23

  • Elizabeth P

    Look for two large brown sheets and a plaid blanket down in front. There will be an orange sign on the back of a chair: TBDO/TBA. My red balloon has a little bit of helium left, enough to tie it to the top of the chair.

    May 23

  • Becca

    I love this movie!

    1 · May 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I have a rehearsal this night...Maybe next summer. *sigh*

    May 20

  • Elizabeth P

    We always have blanket sitters, so this time I will set up the blankets straddling the dividing line. Low sitters in front, seats behind them.

    May 19

  • Elizabeth P

    Cross-posted with Tampa Bay Adventures

    April 24

    • Elizabeth P

      Not many from that group attending if you change your mind.

      April 25

    • Pamela

      I'll be there with a girls only group I belong to & will look for you guys! :-)

      April 29

  • Becca

    I love this movie!

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Elizabeth P

      A true feel-good movie. And isn't Drew Barrymore darling in it?

      1 · April 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth P

    Even if you'll be late, you will be welcome! Movie won't start until it gets dark. Start time of 6:15 is for those who want to picnic, etc. Email me if you'd like my phone number so you can find us.

    April 15, 2013

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