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2016 Community First Night Owl Cinema Is Back


Community First Family Movie Night at the St Augustine Amphitheatre

Community First Family  Night Owl Cinema at the St Augustine Amphitheatre

contributed: Community First Credit Union (Community First) and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly “Community First Night Owl Cinema” Series. This year, the series will feature four movie nights, beginning with the 2015 smash “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Friday, June 17 and ending with Disney comedy “Inside Out” on Friday, July 22. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase.

Celebrating four years since the inaugural Community First Night Owl Cinema Series, the beloved movie nights draw thousands of moviegoers who come to enjoy free, family-friendly films projected on a giant 18 by 32-foot screen on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre stage. This year’s movie lineup includes the blockbuster film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the animated feature “Minions”, a David Bowie Tribute Night featuring a David Bowie Plaza Dance Party hosted by DJ Hoggle, a Best-Dressed David Bowie contest, face-painting and a screening of “Labyrinth” and Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”. For complete details, please see the following page. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and movies will begin at 8 p.m. Parking at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be free on movie nights. Moviegoers will enjoy special family-friendly activities inspired by the featured movie’s theme and kids of all ages are welcome to come dressed in character.

Community First Credit Union’s support allows the Amphitheatre to provide this community entertainment at no charge. “We are excited to celebrate the fourth year of the Community First Night Owl Cinema Series,” explained Ryan Murphy, Director of the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the organization that owns and operates the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. “The series is something people really look forward to every summer. It is directly because of Community First Credit Union’s support and their commitment to positively impacting the communities it serves that people of all ages can enjoy several evenings of free entertainment throughout the summer. We are proud and grateful for the opportunity to partner with such a generous organization for the fourth year in a row.”

We are proud to help continue this summer, family-friendly tradition,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First. “The St. Augustine Amphitheatre events are a favorite of our staff and members and we’re looking forward to another great lineup.”

Click To See:  The 2016 MOVIE LINE UP


The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is owned and operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, under the leadership of Director Ryan Murphy. Upcoming events include STYX, Wilson Phillips with the Jacksonville Symphony, Cyndi Lauper, Twenty One Pilots and more. For more information, please visit

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 more than 115,000 members and with assets of $1.4 billion. Community First has 18 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.