Summer Film Series

Come out, come out—wherever you are!

Meet the young lady who fell from a star...

Frances Ethel Gumm, christened Judy Garland by the Hollywood studio system that created her, was the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century.

On stage, she commanded the attention of her audience. On screen, she delivered some of the most memorable performances from the Golden Age of movie making.

Her incredible talent has delighted generations, and her legacy has endured, now, for one hundred years.

We're back . . . almost! The Beach Theatre and the City of St. Pete Beach are excited to announce the first films played under our banner in ten years: a 100th birthday tribute to the incomparable Judy Garland.Over four Wednesday evenings in June, we will take a look at four iconic Judy performances under the stars of Horan Park. We're excited to give you a glimpse of the specially-curated programming you'll come to expect when we reopen our doors later this year.Admission is free! There will be food and beverage options available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Beach Theatre Community Foundation. Vintage movie posters will be available for a donation as well.

Park opens at 7:45pm for food and pre-show entertainment. Films start at sunset (around 8:30pm) nightly!

The Films

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The timeless film to which she would become forever linked, Judy became a household name in 1939 with the release of The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy gets whisked away in a tornado to the magical Oz, and must fight the evil Wicked Witch of the West to get back home. The film itself won two Academy Awards, but Judy took home one of her own: the Juvenile Performer Award, lovingly nicknamed "the Munchkin Award."

June 1 | 8pm

Sponsored By: The Corey Avenue Business Association

The Clock (1945)

A departure from the musicals that made her a star, then-husband Vincente Minelli directs Judy in her first major dramatic role, in which she falls in love with a GI while he is on 48-hour leave in New York City.

June 8 | Sunset

Sponsored By: Simply Perfect

Summer Stock (1950)

Judy saves the day when a troupe of actors, led by Gene Kelly, take over her Connecticut farm to put on a show. Her final film with MGM, the troubled production led her away from the screen and onto the stage for the next several years.

June 15 | Sunset

Sponsored By: Coastal Cottage

A Star is Born (1954)

The second of four productions of this classic Hollywood story, Judy earned an Academy Award nomination for her sweeping portrayal of an up-and-coming actress whose career ascends as her husband/mentor's spirals out of control.

June 22 | Sunset

Sponsored By: JoJo's Boutique

The Details

  • All film screenings are free to the public!

  • We recommend bringing chairs and blankets—beach or otherwise!—for maximum viewing comfort.

    • Please be mindful of the viewing experience for all attendees. No tarps, umbrellas, or other sightline-restricting items please!

  • Food trucks, including fresh craft popcorn from Urban Popcorn and ice cream and candy from Marilyn's, as well as beverages from Mastry's Brewing Company and The Spice & Tea Exchange, will be on-site and begin serving at 7:45pm.

  • Raffles and movie posters will be available prior to the films to benefit The Beach Theatre Community Foundation.

  • Please note that show dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Updates will be made available on our website and on social media.

Horan Park

7701 Boca Ciega Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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