The Sunscreen Film Festival and PUSH Ultra Lounge will hold Casino Night on Thursday, August 18th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at PUSH Ultra Lounge, recently named the #1 Night Club in the Tampa Bay Area (128 3rd Street South, Downtown St. Pete). The purpose of the event is to raise money to support the Sunscreen Film Festival held annually in April.
All proceeds will benefit the Sunscreen Film Festival and Sunscreen’s on-going educational programs. The Sunscreen Film Festival supports local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.
Admission to Casino Night is $10. In addition to admittance, attendees will receive:
–A Free drink
? –$100 worth of chips for Poker, Black Jack, Roulette and Craps
–A screening of the original Ocean’s 11 (starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.) will take place on the rooftop of PUSH Ultra Lounge at 8:30.
Additional chips will be available for purchase during the night of the event.
There will be a 1960’s costume contest – those who dress in their inner hep-cat Vegas-style could win a prize. Additional prizes will be given out to casino winners.
“We are committed to increasing community awareness for the Sunscreen Film Festival, as the event contributes to the artistic quality of St. Petersburg,” says Matt Donahue, Owner of PUSH Ultra Lounge. “We are proud to continue the partnership with the Sunscreen Film Festival, and hope to foster the relationship for future events.”
The Sunscreen Film Festival will also start accepting submissions for the 2012 festival on Thursday, August 18th. Filmmakers who submit their films on Casino Night will have the film submission fee waived.
For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact[email protected]
About the Sunscreen Film Festival:
The Sunscreen Film Festival was founded by independent filmmakers Tony Armer and Derek Miner in 2005 to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent film in Florida through educational programs and public screenings. Since it’s inception, the annual festival has grown into “one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world”, according to MovieMaker Magazine, thanks to the laid-back feel, fresh program, dialogue driven educational classes, and celebrity attendees such as John Travolta, Patrick Wilson, Billy Dee Williams, and X-Men Producer Ralph Winter. The Sunscreen Film Festival is hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a Florida not for profit corporation.