IN A very appropriate matchup, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Post Theater are kicking off Gray’s Reef Tuesdays, a weekly film series "highlighting the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast."
Gray’s Reef, of course, is about 16 miles off Sapelo Island, just to the southeast of Tybee. The historic Tybee Post Theater completed renovations late last year, returning to its original role as a community moviehouse, along with hosting live performances.
A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the Sanctuary and the evening’s film, as well as provide opportunity for an audience Q & A following the film.
The seven-week series kicks-off July 5 and continues each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. through August 16.
The series opens this Tuesday with Turtle: The Incredible Journey, the 2009 documentary about a Florida-born loggerhead turtle as she follows the path of her ancestors all around the world’s oceans.
Other films include:
National Geographic’s Secret Life of Predators, (July 12), segments from the popular series;
Winter, the Dolphin That Can, (July 19), about a rescued baby dolphin caught in a crab trap;
Guy Harvey Expeditions: Sharks and Lionfish, (July 26), real-life looks at these species;
True Tales of Pirates and Lighthouses of the Southeast, (Aug. 2), for some takes in a more historic vein.
All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves.
There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
In addition, the Tybee Post Theater concession stand will offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, and candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.