Due to the popularity of the Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie Series at Community Maritime Park, all remaining shows in the 2016 season will be held at the Hunter Amphitheater instead of the exhibition field. The department has seen a consistent increase in the number of patrons attending the family-friendly outdoor movies which has prompted staff to reevaluate the location and program format best suited for this type of event.
Justin Paul, Program Manager for the Community Maritime Park stated “When the event started a few years ago, the drive-in concept in the exhibition field worked quite well. As attendance continues to grow the need to expand the seating and remove vehicles from the viewing area to ensure safety has become necessary.” The movies were also shown at the amphitheater in 2015 due to construction in the park that took up the original viewing/parking area. “We listened to feedback from guests attending the June 3rd event and many suggested moving the event back to the amphitheater. We feel this move will allow everyone attending to have a better view of the movie screen and an overall more enjoyable experience.”
The remaining events will be held July 8, August 5 and September 2. There will be grass seating only for these events, so be sure to bring your blankets and chairs to spread out on the amphitheater lawn and watch the movie underneath the stars. The movies will begin at 8:15 p.m. and parking near the stadium begins at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available but picnic baskets are always welcome. No pets or glass containers please.
This summer’s movies are sponsored by Hill-Kelly Dodge, Cox Communications, My Pensacola Credit Union, Cat Country 98.8 FM, News Radio 1620 AM, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, and the Community Maritime Park Associates. Movies are family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
For more information such as movie titles and special announcements visit www.PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com or follow Community Maritime Park on Facebook.