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Community First Night Owl Cinema

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 5/10/2019 4:52:06 PM

The free, family-friendly summer film series returns to
The AMP St. Augustine this summer

Presented by Community First Credit Union

May 9, 2019 (St. Augustine, Fla.) – 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.”

EVENT INFORMATION: Community First Night Owl Cinema Series
DATE: Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Friday, August 9, 2019
TIME: Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.
TICKETS: Event is free and open to the public with free parking.
VENUE: The Amp St. Augustine | 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080

MOVIE: The Wedding Singer
DATE: Sunday, June 2
TIME: Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.

MOVIE: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
DATE: Friday, June 14
TIME: Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.

MOVIE: Endless Summer
DATE: Friday, July 12
TIME: Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.

MOVIE: A League of their Own
DATE: Friday, August 9
TIME: Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie starts at 8 p.m.

About The Amp
The Amp is an ocean-side, outdoor performing arts venue and community center located on Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Florida. Owned and operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the Amp has a capacity of 4,800 people and hosts over 40 concerts and multiple community events including the Saturday Farmers Market, Community First Night Owl Cinema and the Sing Out Loud Festival.

About Community First Credit Union
Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving 138,000 members and with assets of $1.7 billion. Community First has 19 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast. For more information visit


Dianya Markovits, St. Johns County Cultural Events Division | Community Relations Manager |, (904) 209-3751
Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC | Community First PR Consultant |, (904) 312-3321