Movie in the Square Sanford FL Sanford, this is something that many of you have been craving for months if not years now. We get questions about this all the time and I am happy to let you all know that yes, there will be an outdoor movie event this spring in Sanford! Honoring National Preservation Month the City of Sanford has put together “Movie in the Square“.

The event starts at 7:30pm with a  presentation of “Then and Now”, a series of before and after images, which represent millions of dollars’ worth of preservation projects in the past decade. Following the presentation (around 8pm) attendees of the event will get to enjoy an outdoor movie screening of “The Money Pit”, starring Tom Hanks and Shelly Long on a 16’x20’ screen, possibly bigger…

Bring your chairs and picnic, and enjoy a fun night under the stars! Alcoholic beverages are allowed. Support local and buy food from local shops (Magnolia Square Market has a perfect selection of delicious food to munch on during the movie and how about some Marshmallows from Wondermade across the street?). If you’re a popcorn lover, you’re in luck: Sanford’s Park Avenue Pop Corn Shoppe will be selling fresh pop corn on site 🙂




When: Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Location: Magnolia Square, downtown E. First St. and Magnolia Ave.

Cost: Admission is FREE

Classic Movie Night in Sanford FLAnd there’s more good news: As of now this is a one-time event, but, according to the City, plans are in the works to change that!

Meanwhile, the “Movie Classics on Magnolia” film series partnership with the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center will resume in July and will be held every other month. Watch a movie classic in the beautiful historic theater (what better setting?) for just $5.

The first event of the series was held back in March when we got to watch the 1933 classic King Kong – traveling back in time is even more fun in Sanford!

The next Movie Classics on Magnolia Event will be on July 16, 2015 at 7:25pm when we get to watch Casablanca!

Location: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Congratulations Sanford on Winning Historic Preservation Awards – third time in a row!

Background Story:

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 37th Annual Preservation Awards were presented in Miami, FL on Friday, May 8th. The Florida Trust receives nominations from across the state of Florida in the categories of restoration and rehabilitation, adaptive use, infill design, green buildings, archaeology, historic landscape, preservation education, media, organizational achievement, master craftsman and individual distinguished service.

The City of Sanford received awards for the Sanford Avenue Streetscape Project in the category of Infill Design, and the Georgetown Heritage Markers and Seat Cubes in the category of Preservation Education/Media. This is the third year in a row that the City of Sanford has received statewide preservation awards.

The awards are presented by the Florida Trust in May, in honor of National Preservation Month. The City’s Historic Preservation Officer, Christine Dalton accepted the awards in Miami along with Jay Hood, project designer with AECOM for the Sanford Avenue Streetscape, and Ashley Lenentine and Patricia Black, members of the Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee.

On May 20, 2015 at City Hall, 300 N. Park Ave., City Commission Chambers, 5:30 pm, Christine Dalton will present staff and committee members with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s awards, as not all were able to attend the awards ceremony in Miami.