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Get Your Movie Poster Notecards! 
We love our unique Movies in the Park posters by local artist Carrie Jadus. Now you can also get movie poster notecards! Each pack of five cards & envelopes has a different poster image on each card. The 5 card pack is only $10 and will be for sale at SPP's Movies in the Park booth and at our Saturday Morning Market booth, starting October 1.
New - Self Guided Walking Tour
Launch Party Oct. 5!    
Don't forget, Oct. 5 is the evening to celebrate SPP's completion of a self guided walking tour, available either as a pamphlet or in electronic form. The guide was made possible with the generous support of St. Petersburg's Southern Roots Realty and a Florida Division of Historic Resources grant.
The evening will include light refreshments, cash bar and some words from a special speaker. And you can grab yourself a copy of the guide!

What:  Walking Tour Guide - Launch Party
Date: Wed., Oct. 5 - 5 - 7 pm
Where: St. Petersburg Museum of History, - 335 2nd Ave. NE
Cost: FREE- Click to RSVP 

SPP's Walking Tours are Special!

Check out the recent Creative Loafing issue that is all about Bay area walking tours!  After reading the article, we think you will join us in saying  that SPP offers the best deal and the widest array of walking tours in the Bay area!

Thanks to Cathy Salustri, Creative Loafing's arts & entertainment editor for the great article! By the way, Cathy leads the SPP Historic Gulfport tour that will be offered on the third Saturday of the month, starting Oct 15. SPP's fall 2016 walking tour season starts Oct. 1, with a different tour offered each Saturday of the month.

Mark the Calendar!
Central Avenue Solstice  - Saturday, Sept. 24 -
Celebrate the 'Burg's main street that runs from Bay to Bay, ending with a movie!
SPP Volunteer Training
Thurs. Sept. 29-5:30-7:30pm  Elwyn Home - 836 16th Ave. NE. Learn about becoming a volunteer, refreshments & fun included! Click on above link to RSVP.
Historic Kenwood Bungalow Fest - Sat. Nov. 5. - Always a favorite and a great opportunity to see some beautiful historic bungalows 
Prizes, trivia questions, fun, lots of people....what was it...the Movie Announcement Party. If you missed it, below is the movie & band schedule - we think it's a great line-up! And note the special added movie evening on Saturday, Sept. 24 in west St. Pete....Yes, Movies in the Park goes west, part of the Central Ave. Solstice, for one special evening in Sunset Park (Central Ave & Park St. S).
And our favorite St. Pete artist, Carrie Jadus, has again outdone herself with another incredible Movies in the Park poster. The poster, along with movie poster notecards and tee-shirts will be on sale at the SPP tent at Movies in the Park  and also at the SPP tent at the Saturday Morning Market!                       

Sept. 24 
Big (1988) rated PG - With Tom Hanks & Elizabeth Perkins. Remember when you couldn't wait to grow up! Celebrate the Central Ave. Solstice, ending with this fun movie.  This movie only will take place at Sunset Park (Central Ave. & Park St. S.) - No alcohol allowed at Sunset Park. Evening's music: Florida troubadour Grant Peeples.

Downtown Movies in North Straub Park   
Oct. 6 
Hitch (2005) rated PG-13 - Will Smith stars as "Hitch", a professional date doctor who falls for a gossip columnist (Eva Mendes) in a comedy with a great sound track! Evening's music: Steve Connelly and The Greater Good.

Oct. 13
The Muppet Movie (1979) rated G - The perfect movie for a fun evening for all ages! Can you match the name to the voice from the Hollywood stars, including Bob Hope, Mel Brooks & Madeline Kahn? Evening's music: Charlie Morris Band.                                                                  
Oct. 20   
Planet of the Apes (1968) rated G- The classic, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy Mcdowall & Kim Hunter. The film's ending - still considered one of the best twist endings of all time - never disappoints! Evening's music: The Legendary Panama Red!
Oct. 27
Ghost Busters II (1989) rated PG - Get ready for Halloween as the Ghostbusters' crew comes out of retirement with the discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm & a resurgence of spectral activity in the Big Apple. Come in costume, prizes awarded! Evening's music: Rosewood Creek.
Movies in the Park is FREE (donations gladly accepted)!!! Come early & enjoy the music before the movie! Purchase food & drink from some of the 'Burg's favorite vendors set up onsite or bring your own picnic. Bring a blanket or low seat (some folding chairs available). SPP encourages you to bicycle to Movies in the Park and to make it easier to do so, secure on-site bicycle valet parking will be available with the St. Pete Bike Co-Op !

Movies in the Park can't happen without generous sponsors.  Special thanks to Oscar level sponsors - HCA West Florida, and Raymond James; Platinum level sponsors - Bill & Jeanne Heller and Times Square Properties; Gold level sponsors - 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Pet Food Warehouse, Whittel & Melton, Banyan Cafe & Catering, Rollin' Oats Market & Cafe, and Tampa Bay Spine & Injury

Thanks also to our special Silver level sponsors - Weidner Law, Charlie Gerdes, The Ale & Witch,  Rebecca Stewart-Your Special Agent ; and to Bronze level sponsorsDuncan McClellan Glass, Haines Road Animal Hospital, and The Tavern at Bayboro. Thanks also to the City of St. Petersburg.  

First Block Historic District
Designation Moves Forward!
This week was a good week for Keeping St. Pete Special as the city's preservation commission ("CPPC") voted to recommend that city council designate First Block as a local historic district. One more step in the process will follow which is a city council public hearing and vote scheduled for Oct. 20.

Thanks to those who submitted comments in support of the designation - it makes a difference. If you haven't sent in your message it's not too late to do so! It is particularly important for city council to hear community support for protecting this downtown block that includes the Detroit Hotel as the block property owners oppose historic designation. SPP has made it simple to send a message of support to council, just click here to send your message, or click here to get more info at the SPP First Block page.

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And special thanks to Mayor Kriseman for coming to the preservation commission meeting to voice his support for the historic designation and for keeping St. Pete special!