Smokey & the Bandit

See Smokey & the Bandit on the Beach!

With St. Pete Beach’s Cinema on the Sand

Come enjoy a night under the stars watching blockbuster hit movie Smokey & the Bandit from St. Pete Beach or even get in the water at Upham Beach on Friday, Aug. 9. The movie will be displayed on a big screen offshore on a barge. This is a unique setting for all of the movies in St. Pete Beach’s Cinema on the Sand! This event is free, and the movie will start at 8 p.m. Paradise Grille will provide food and beverages for purchase. This event is free and takes place on Upham Beach., 6850 Beach Plaza in St. Pete Beach.


Smokey & the Bandit is a hilarious spoof, featuring Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason.

Bandit (Reynolds) and Cledus (Reed) are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who has just left her groom (Field), Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason). When Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a “high-speed pursuit” across the Southeast to catch the bandit. For information, visit or call 727-363-9245. Or follow the Cinema on the Sand Facebook page for updates. For more unique fun in the St Pete area check out 3 Daughters Brewing Bootcamp!