Moonlight Movies on Siesta Key Beach

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 Enjoying a movie at the drive-in is one thing, seeing one on America’s number one beach, while laying or sitting under the stars on the soft white sand, with the quiet waves of the Gulf of Mexico rolling up the shoreline, is quite another. More than 100 residents and tourists enjoyed the movie E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, provided by the Sarasota Film Festival in coordination with Sarasota Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. The movie began not long after an incredible sunset.

Self-proclaimed snowbirds, Joe Delcampo and his wife, Viviana of Toronto set to enjoy their first movie on Siesta Beach. They saw the large screen being erected while they were enjoying the beach earlier in the day.
Jordan Hill (15) of Omaha, NE and Lauren Atkinson (12) of Plymouth, MN excited to experience two firsts. First time on Siesta Beach and first beach movie ever. About the beach Jordan said, “I think the beach is beautiful and the sand is so pretty and the gulf is just the best thing ever.”
This month’s featured movie presentation on the powdery sands of Siesta Beach; E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial. More than 100 adults and families enjoying one of the top block buster movies of all time. E.T. was nominated for nine Oscars at the 55th Academy Awards. Released in June if 1982, in 1983 it became the highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.
Siesta Key residents, Dave and Dagmar Cardell with their girls Sonja (5), and Ella (8) anxiously await the start of the movie, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on incredible Siesta Beach.
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