Gray’s Reef Tuesdays

Posted By Charissa / June 24, 2016 / Press Releases / 0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Turner,
Executive Director
912-472-4790, [email protected]

Tybee Post Theater Presents Gray’s Reef Tuesdays

Tybee Island, GA – Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Post Theater are pleased to announce Gray’s Reef Tuesdays, a weekly film series highlighting the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast.

Thanks to the generosity of Lead Sponsor, Enmarket, and media sponsor, Connect Savannah, local residents and summer visitors alike will be able to enjoy award-winning films about the undersea world that promise to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the national marine sanctuary and the evening’s film as well as provide an opportunity for audience Q & A following the film. This 7-week series kicks-off on July 5 and continues each Tuesday night at 7 pm through August 16.

The series opens July 5, with “Turtle: The Incredible Journey,” the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Other films in this special series include: National Geographic’s Secret Life of Predators,”(July 12) “Winter, the Dolphin That Can,” (July 19), “Guy Harvey Expeditions: Sharks and Lionfish,” (July 26), “True Tales of Pirates” and “Lighthouses of the Southeast,” (Aug. 2) and several more. All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves.

There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. In addition, the Tybee Post Theater concession stand will offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

For complete film listings, visit tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.

About the Tybee Post Theater

The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the Fort Screven Historic District, was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base. After going dark in the mid-1960s, the curtain was raised for the first time in 50 years in September 2015, reborn as a performing arts and movie venue for Tybee residents and visitors alike. It has commercial class digital projection and video equipment and theater seating. To learn more, visit: www.tybeeposttheater.org

About Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is Georgia’s amazing underwater park. With dazzling soft coral and colorful sponge habitats, it provides a home for a vast array of fish, whales, sharks, and sea turtles. The sanctuary preserves vibrant marine life and provides opportunities for research, education, and environmental conservation in our community. To learn more, visit: www.graysreef.noaa.gov.

About The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Launched in November 2014, the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports and strengthens Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and aims to inspire ocean stewardship in our community. During its first year and a half of operations, the Foundation raised over $100,000 from our community, demonstrating strong local enthusiasm for Gray’s Reef and ocean stewardship initiatives. To learn more, visit: www.graysreefNMSF.org.
For additional information, contact Chris Hines, Partnership Development Coordinator, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary,
912-598-2397; [email protected]

 

Header photo from Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

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