May 16, 2012 - Just in time for summer, the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Tampa Downtown Partnership is launching a new summer movie series in the park beginning Friday, May 25 with Kung Fu Panda 2. Screen on the Green is presented by Kahwa Coffee and will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, located at 600 N. Ashley Drive.
The free, outdoor, family event will feature movies that are rated G or PG and will start at dusk (approx 8-8:15 p.m.) with short animations from IFF featured before the main film. Screen on the Green Downtown Movies Series will include:
May 25 Kung Fu Panda 2
June 8 Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 22 Shrek
July 6 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
July 20 Beetlejuice
August 3 Puss in Boots
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Along with your friends and family, bring blankets, low-back chairs, your own snacks, beverages, and rain gear if the weather is iffy. If you like to toss a ball or Frisbees, bring them. The fountains will be on for children to play in.
More information can be found on the Tampa Parks and Recreation website
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? We will show a movie in light rain. We will only stop the show for safety reasons if there are very strong winds or lightning in the vicinity. Otherwise…the show will go on!
Well-behaved dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a leash, and you are expected to clean up after him. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park has an off-leash dog park you can also visit with your pet.
WHAT FOOD, BEVERAGES AND MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE? Kahwa Coffee will be selling iced and hot coffee products, fruit slushy and pastries, cookies, and other sweets.
The Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc., a not for profit organization that supports the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department’s programs through fund-raising opportunities, will be selling popcorn, candy, soft drinks and water.
Food trucks will also be onsite.
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