Movies in the Park Finale
Tybee Island, GA (July 25, 2016) — The City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program has been hosting Movies in the Park this summer. Beginning at sundown on August 20, the final movie for the 2016 summer season will be shown at Memorial Park, compliments of the City of Tybee, Doc’s, Tybee Island YMCA, and Tybee Time Sports Bar.
This grassroots effort for evening family fun began two summers ago and has grown with community support. The movies are shown once the sun sets and the stars begin to shine in Memorial Park next to the gym – located off Butler Avenue between the library at 405 Butler Avenue and City Hall at 403 Butler Avenue. The summer series wraps up Saturday, August 20 with the showing of Minions. The minions from Despicable Me spun-off with this movie, which features the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. One minion by the name of Kevin is joined by Stuart, a teenage rebel, and little Bob to set off on an adventure. The adventure leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain, creating excitement for them and movie-goers.
The Program, which serves the City of Tybee Island as a central hub for local organizations, works to balance sustainable economic development within the context of historic preservation. The Program works in conjunction with the city and partners to improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Tybee Island. The summertime Movies in the Park series is a natural way to bring the community together for quality time on Tybee. Program Board Director (Brenda) Marion, who also serves as the Promotions Committee liaison states, “We look forward to seeing everyone come out to the park with their picnic blankets or lawn chairs and dinner – from a local restaurant or homemade – to enjoy this fun, free event.”
Thanks to the partnership with the Tybee Island YMCA, the movie will be shown inside the gym should there be inclement weather. Sponsorship packages are available.
The City of Tybee Island, Georgia is the northernmost barrier island of Georgia. With a wild bird sanctuary, over three miles of ocean beaches, and salt marshes on the back river, outdoor recreation activities abound for residents and visitors to the island. As a key defense point to the important Savannah port, Tybee’s Fort Screven, Tybee Post Theater, Fort Pulaski, and the Tybee Island and Cockspur Lighthouses combined with the unique architectures of the island’s raised cottages form a rich backdrop for history buffs. Attracting a strong artistic community, there are several local art galleries. Keeping the island interesting year round are several art festivals, community based events and activities, and annual parades and festivals. The Marine Science Center cooperates with Georgia’s DNR to protect threatened sea turtle species by searching for nests, protecting their eggs, and making sure hatchlings make it to sea. For more information, click here.
The Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Program is managed by a staff person and a volunteer board of directors and committees working with partners to ensure the vision of improving the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Tybee Island and enhancing the cultural experience while preserving the community’s barrier island heritage. The program follows an annual work plan which improves aspects of the town, while focusing on economic development within the context of historic preservation to enhance the quality of life. With broad-based community support, it integrates a practical management strategy by using the proven Four-Point Approach®. For more information, click here.