June 2-August 9: FREE Community First Night Owl Cinema series at The Amp


The Amp St. Augustine and Community First Credit Union proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly summer film series, “Community First Night Owl Cinema.” The wildly popular film series draws thousands of moviegoers who come to enjoy free, family-friendly films projected on a giant 18- by 32-foot screen on the Amp’s main stage. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase.

The 2019 Community First Night Owl Cinema Series features four family-friendly movies, complemented by costume contests, ticket giveaways and more.

The series kicks off on Sunday, June 2 with “The Wedding Singer,” starring Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a server with whom he falls in love. The film night will feature an 80s costume contest with the Best Dressed winning a pair of tickets to see Adam Sandler live at the Amp on June 30.

The 2017 fantasy adventure film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart will be shown on Friday, June 14 and the seminal 1966 surf movie “Endless Summer” which follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surfing trip around the world will be shown on Friday, July 12.

The series culminates on Friday, August 9 with the beloved baseball comedy-drama “A League of their Own” featuring Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Tom Hanks. To celebrate America’s favorite pastime, Community First Credit Union will give away “Jax Shrimp Prize Packages” prior to the film screening.

“The Community First Night Owl Cinema is such a great opportunity for our community to come out for a free night of entertainment and fun,” said Gabe Pellicer, interim director at The Amp. “And to have Community First Credit Union, an organization that aligns with our core value of community engagement, as our presenting partner makes this series even more meaningful.”

“Community First is proud to help bring back this wonderful summertime series,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First. “The Amp continues to provide quality, family-friendly events and this is no exception.”

Community First Night Owl Cinema Series Schedule

Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 2: The Wedding Singer
  • Friday, June 14: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle
  • Friday, July 12: Endless Summer
  • Friday, August 9: A League of their Own


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