What’s better than a classic movie night? A movie night by the beach, of course! Throw in the word “free” and you’ve got yourself the perfect date. The Sunsets of Pier 60 Festival has been a place to celebrate art, music, and the community of Clearwater for years, and all through the summer, you can catch some of your favorite flicks for free at their Movies in the Park event.
While the free movie event is usually offered year-round, the weekly movie nights have been restricted to only the summer months this year.
A post of the festival’s official Facebook page details the decision, with comments explaining that the choice stems from the spread of the novel coronavirus.
While festival officials are unsure whether this will be the final installment of the 10-year-long tradition or a temporary suspension, they're still currently exploring their options.
For now, movie nights will only be offered during the summer months for a 10-week series starting July 3 with a screening of Disney's beloved Moana.
Other movies you can catch throughout the summer include Grease, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Up, and numerous other Disney animated classics.
These movies are free for all to attend, and you can find the full schedule of your favorites on their official Facebook event page.
Moviegoers will be encouraged to “spread kindness” from six feet apart, with masks suggested, but not required.
Locals and tourists alike travel from all over the world to enjoy the pristine beaches of Florida’s gulf shores, and just maybe you’ll be able to enjoy the free movie nights at their regularly scheduled times again soon!
Movies in the Park
When: 8:00 p.m., July 3, 4, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4
Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater, FL
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy free movies under the stars at one of your favorite Florida beaches this summer!