SARASOTA, Fla. -- March 28, 2018 -- 11:30 a.m.
The Sarasota Police Department Blue + You Movie Night and free child seat checks scheduled for this Saturday, March 31, 2018, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.
The Sarasota Police Department has chosen to cancel the event out of concern for protest activity anticipated to occur outside Sarasota Police Headquarters at the same time as the Blue + You Movie Night and free child seat checks.
“We’ve been holding our Blue + You Movie Night since 2014 in an effort to connect the Sarasota Police Department with our community as part of our partnership policing philosophy,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino. “The safety of our children, their families, our residents and visitors is our number one priority. This Blue + You movie night is an opportunity for families to enjoy positive interaction with our Officers and members of our agency. Out of an abundance of caution we feel the event would be more appropriate at a later date,” said Chief DiPino.
At this time, no future date has been scheduled but when it is, it will be shared via email with residents and media outlets as well as posted on all Sarasota Police Department social media channels.
SARASOTA, FL – March 27, 2018 – 12:30 p.m.
In partnership with 1st Street Credit Union, Regal Cinemas and the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting their next free ‘Blue + You’ Movie Night featuring ‘The Emoji Movie’ this weekend.
This free movie night will be held on the west end lawn of the Sarasota Police Department Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The west end lawn will open at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8 p.m.
Free car seat checks will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for families at the Sarasota Police Department prior to the movie. Families are asked to call 941-366-2845 to reserve their free seat check spot.
Everyone is invited to the free ‘Blue + You’ Emoji Movie. Moviegoers are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and invite neighbors, family and friends. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided. ‘Blue + You’ is an initiative that honors the community and connects them with the Sarasota Police Department. The Sarasota Police Department ‘Blue + You’ Movie Series began in April 2014.