Summer Movie Series Premieres May 25 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

03/18/15
Just in time for summer, the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Tampa Downtown Partnership is launching a new summer screen on the greenmovie 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

Popcorn, candy and food trucks will be available on site. Blankets, low-back chairs and picnic baskets are allowed. Alcohol, glass bottles/containers and umbrellas are prohibited in the park.

Screen on the Green is produced by the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership and is sponsored by Kahwa Coffee, Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc., MAGIC 94.9, Tampa Bay Times and tbt.

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!

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.

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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