Summertime Movies in the Park
The summer series of Movies in the Park at Memorial Park on Tybee Island begins again this June. The third Saturday of June, July, and August, family friendly movies will be shown at Memorial Park when the stars in the sky shine bright enough to let the stars be seen on the inflatable screen that will be in front of the exterior wall of the Gym. The movies are compliments of the City of Tybee Island and a variety of sponsors, including the Tybee Island YMCA.
The series begins Saturday, June 17 at approximately 8:45pm with the showing of Sing, rated PG. The movie is set in a town with human-like animals. Buster, the town’s theater operator, creates the world’s greatest singing competition to keep the theater going. As hopefuls amass to compete they learn about themselves and others, which will entertain you and give you that “can do” attitude at the end of the evening!
Everyone is invited to 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!
Memorial Park is located near City Hall – on Butler Avenue between the Tybee gym and the public library. Please keep in mind that the movie will be shown inside the gym if there is inclement weather.
For more information, check out the Movies in the Park event posts on the Tybee Island Main Street Facebook page. Other events on Tybee can be found on the calendar atwww.cityoftybee.org or by calling 912-472-5071. That’s 912-472-5071.
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. More information is available atwww.cityoftybee.org.
The Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street Program, which is managed by a staff person and a volunteer board of directors and committees, serves as a central hub for local organizations to balance sustainable economic development within the context of historic preservation for the City of Tybee Island. An annual work plan, identifying Program projects, focuses on 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. More information is available atwww.tybeeislandmainstreet.com.