Looking for a way to incorporate your love of film into your summer activities list? 303 Magazine is helping you transition out of hibernation from Colorado’s coldest seasons to the fresh summer ahead. Watch your favorite films, attend the most anticipated premieres and surround yourself with friends, family, and your Colorado community.
2016 Outdoor Films
Film on the Rocks
Where: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk
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The Low Down: Enjoy your favorite films and epic live entertainment at one of Colorado’s greatest marvels—Red Rocks Amphitheater. The lineup is as follows:
5/12 – Purple Rain followed by a special local all-star Prince tribute
5/23 – Grease followed by Lissie + Megan Burtt & The Cure For Love
5/30 – The Big Lebowski (hyperlink) followed by Anthony Ruptak and the Midnight Friends + The River Arkansas
6/15 – Citizen Cane followed by a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the dedication of Red Rocks Amphitheater
6/20 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off followed by Strawberry Runners + The Baltic
7/11 – The Sandlot followed by Special Guests + Brent Cowles
7/25 – Labyrinth followed by School of Rock – A Tribute to Bowie
8/23 – Deadpool followed by The Blue Rider
9/06 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed by Rose Quartz
Where: 4599 E Tennessee Ave, Glendale
When: June 13 is opening night, gates open at 7 p.m., movies starts at 8 p.m.
The Low Down: Spend your Monday nights with a relaxation like never before: under the stars, chomping down on your hand-picked foods inside your adorable picnic basket while watching your favorite movies. Attendance is free just gather your friends and family and show-up for this jumbo-screen, Monday Movie Madness. The lineup is as follows:
6/13 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
6/27 – The Goonies
7/11 – Mama Mia
7/25 – Mrs. Doubtfire
8/8 – Aladdin
Denver Mart Drive In
Where: 451 E 58th Ave, Denver
When: Memorial Day weekend, gates open at 7:00 p.m.
The Low Down: Drive on up and in to the Denver Mart Drive In, the largest outdoor screen in the area, opening on memorial day weekend and showing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also, you can booze-ify your drive-in experience at the Mart Cafe located inside the plaza building, adding an array of drinks, eats and entertainment before the start of the double feature. Yes, we did just give you the perfect date night, you’re welcome.
As for the lineup, you can click here to vote and help decide on their opening feature. Right now your choices are Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men The Apocalypse.
Elitch Gardens Dive-In Movies
Where: 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver
When: Every Friday night, July 1- August 5
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The Low Down: Amongst the rollercoasters and wave pools at Denver’s best amusement park, there’s now one more thing to add onto the list, Dive-In movies. Slip on your most fashionable arm-floaties and chill out in the pool while watching family-friendly films, free with a ticket or season pass. The lineup is as follows:
7/1 – Hotel Transylvania 2
7/8 – Minions
7/15 – The Spongebob Movie
7/22 – Star Wars
7/29 – The Good Dinosaur
8/5 – Inside Out
Elitch Theatre 2016 Summer Film Series
Where: 4655 W. 37th Ave., Denver
When: Gates open at 7 p.m. and enjoy live music before the film starts at dusk
Click here for more information on the Elitch Theatre and its events.
The Low Down: One last one to add into your calendar while you’re in the vicinity is the 5th Annual Outdoor Summer Film Series starting on June 10. Grab your blankies and your lawn chairs, the lineup is as follows:
6/10 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
6/24 – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
7/8 – Jaws
7/22 – Hairspray
Soak in the great outdoors this summer while experiencing the stimulating mash-up of entertainment — comment below and let us know which ones you picked!