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May 3: Free Movie in the Park to Benefit CASA

Posted By LocalShops1, Monday, April 18, 2016

News release from CASA:

Even as “movie in the park” festivities have spread across St Petersburg, Gulfport has gone without an outdoor movie event for a number of years. The city is now poised to rejoin the fun. CASA and Cinema Squatch have announced a free film screening and pop-up thrift store will be held May 3rd at Gulfport’s waterfront park on Shore Blvd South, sparking excitement in a community long known for hosting spectacular outdoor events.


On Tuesday, May 3, the 1990’s classic “A League of Their Own” will be shown on a giant screen on the ballfield outside the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Doors open to CASA’s pop-up thrift shop and food vendors at 6pm, with the movie then starting at 8pm. (In the event of rain, the film will instead be shown at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave S, Gulfport.)


The event serves as a fundraiser for CASA, the domestic violence center serving southern Pinellas County, and is made possible with the generous support of Cinema Squatch and the City of Gulfport. Additional support is provided by event sponsors Give Day Tampa Bay, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, Life Improvement Radio, LocalShops1 and Stella’s.


The outdoor movie is a “Give Day Tampa Bay” event supporting CASA’s ability to provide safety to families escaping violent homes. As an official “Give Day” nonprofit, CASA is in the running to win thousands of dollars in timed fundraising throughout the day on May 3. By attending the free movie screening, locals can help CASA win in the “most number of individual donors” category. Attendees (and supporters not able to make it) are asked to help CASA win by donating online on May 3 at


For additional information on the movie event, please visit or contact Mo Venouziou at



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