Red Rocks isn’t the only location where you can watch your favorite flick under the cool summer night sky. Memorial Day weekend is officially over, so that means summer’s here and so are outdoor movies. Didn’t score Film on the Rocks tickets? No worries. Here are 80+ showings in the Denver area playing at a park near you.

*Not every location has released its complete list of screenings, but we will update them as they become available.

88 Drive-In Theatre

88 Drive-In Theatre via Facebook.

Drive-in movies still exist? In Denver they do! This old-fashioned drive-in theater in Commerce City has been showing flicks for more than 40 years and the only thing that’s changed is that now they use a state-of-the-art digital projector. In order to hear the sound, you must have a working FM car stereo or portable radio. Whether you decide to watch one movie or stay for all three, weekends at the 88 Drive-In Theatre are a blast from the past.

Where: 8780 Rosemary St., Commerce City
Ticket Price: $8 admission, kids under 12 are free
Hot Deal: 3 movies for regular $8 admission
Time: Box office opens at 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday. The drive-in is open every night of the week. The first feature starts at dusk. For more info, visit its website.

Feature 1 – Dunkirk.Estimated start time is 8:35 p.m.
Feature 2 – Annabelle: Creation.Estimated start time is 9:40 p.m.
Feature 3 – The Dark Tower. Estimated start time is 11:40 p.m.

*Check website for upcoming drive-in movies throughout the summer.

Art District on Santa Fe: Art on Film

Santa Fe Art District via Facebook.

If you love Third Friday Artwalk in the Santa Fe Art District, you’ll love the Art on Film Summer Series. Featuring local live bands, food trucks, late-night art viewing and a free art-house film screening in the CVA parking lot, fellow artists and hip Denverites alike will love this brand new outdoor event as colorful as the Santa Fe District itself.

Where: 965 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Thursday, June 15 – WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Thursday, July 20 – A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT
Thursday, August 17 – LA LA LAND
Thursday, September 21 NETWORK

Broomfield County Commons Park: Movies in the Park

Broomfield residents and non-residents can experience a family-friendly flick beneath the stars at this quiet park. Make sure you bring lawn chairs and blankets!

Where: 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Sunday, July 9 JURASSIC WORLD
Sunday, July 16 – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Sunday, July 23 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Centennial Center Park: Music & A Movie

Centennial Center Park Music & A Movie via Facebook.

Come to enjoy live music, food, drinks and more in Centennial Center Park. Fun for the whole family, this outdoor movie experience is a short drive from Denver away from the hustle and bustle.

Where: 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Music starts at 7 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, June 24 –THE LIBRARIAN: QUEST FOR THE SPEAR with 6 Million Dollar Band
Saturday, July 29 –TROLLS with Retro Tribute Band
Tuesday, August 29 – HIDDEN FIGURES with Dearling

City of Westminster: Outdoor Movies in the Park

City of Westminster Outdoor Movie in the Park via Facebook.

Family-friendly movies will play at various locations around Westminster this summer. With a 24 foot screen under the stars, this movie experience beats lounging in the living room. Come early for food vendors and other activities. The City of Westminster is also hosting a special film noir series, so you can even enjoy a black and white movie.

Where: Select locations in Westminster. See lineup for addresses.
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Pre-movie entertainment at 7 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Friday, June 2 – THE JUNGLE BOOK. Location at Irving Street Park, 7392 Irving St.
Friday, June 23 – THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS. Location at Westminster High School Stadium, 6933 Raleigh St.
Friday, June 30 – STORKS. Location at Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge Pkwy.
Friday, July 21 – FINDING DORY. Location at Countryside Ballfields, 10510 Oak St.
Friday, August 4 – A DOG’S PURPOSE. Location at Standley Lake Regional Park, W. 100th Ave.
Friday, August 25 – MOANA. Location at City Park Soccer Fields, 10475 Sheridan Blvd.

Friday, September 22 – ZOOTOPIA. Location at Big Dry Creek Park, 1700 W. 128th Ave.

Film Noir Series. Location at Westminster Station Park, 6995 N. Grove St., Westminster

Friday, June 16 – DOUBLE INDEMNITY 
Friday, July 14 – SUNSET BOULEVARD
Friday, August 18 – TOUCH OF EVIL

Civic Center Park: Bike-In Movies

Civic Center Park Bike-In Movie via Facebook.

Skip the parking downtown and ride your bike to see a good movie in front of the Capitol in Civic Center Park. With food trucks, bike racks and good times galore, this event is the perfect spot to picnic and enjoy the heart of your favorite city.

Where: 101 14th Ave., Denver
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Wednesday, August 2 – BACK TO THE FUTURE
Wednesday, August 9 – BLUES BROTHERS
Wednesday, August 16 – JURASSIC WORLD

Civic Green Park at Highlands Ranch: Film in the Park

Civic Green Park Film in the Park via Facebook.

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to this quiet park outside the city in Highlands Ranch to enjoy a good film without paying a dime.

Where: 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Friday, August 4 – FINDING DORY
Friday, August 11 – THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
Friday, August 18 – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Denver Mart Drive-In

Denver Mart Drive In via Facebook.

Although this drive-in theater is newer (it’s three years old), it has all the nostalgia of simpler times. With the largest outdoor screen in the Denver region and room for roughly 300 vehicles, the Denver Mart Drive-In operates on a digital projection screen so that you can experience snuggling up to a film from the comfort of your own car. In order to hear the sound, you must have a working FM car stereo on the station 89.9 or a boom box.

Where: 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Ticket Price: $10 admission, kids 6 and under are free
Hot Deal: 2 movies for regular $10 admission
Time: Gates open at 7 p.m., with the first film starting between 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. The drive-in is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. For more info, visit its website and purchase tickets in advance.

Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30, Feature 1 – THE EMOJI MOVIE
Feature 2 – WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

*Check website for upcoming drive-in movies throughout the summer.

Denver Performing Arts Complex: Sunset Cinema

Grab a partner and practice the art of dance at this brand new summer film series brought to you by the same people who plan Film on the Rocks at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. These screenings on Tuesdays nights in August will feature an iconic dance film with dance lessons, musical performances, specialty craft cocktails and bites and a themed photo-op. Take those dancing shoes out of the closet and step to the beat at these events that are perfect for date night or a fun evening out with friends.

Where: Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, at the corner of Curtis & 14th Streets, Denver
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Dancing and festivities start at 6 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Tuesday, August 1 – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Tuesday, August 8 FOOTLOOSE
Tuesday, August 15 MOULIN ROUGE!
Tuesday, August 22 – STEP UP

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park at Northglenn: Summer Movie Series

This memorial park in Northglenn might be overlooked, but its beautiful location is perfect for an outdoor film. Enjoy a bite from local food trucks and vendors, and relax outdoors while you watch a good movie.

Where: 11701 Community Center Dr., Northglenn
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Friday, July 28 – MOANA
Friday, August 4 FINDING DORY
Friday, August 11 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
Friday, August 25 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park: Dive-In Movies

Elitch Gardens Dive-In Movie via Facebook.

If you love amusement parks, but want to do something a little different this summer, cool off in Elitch Gardens Water Park and dive-in to watch an outdoor movie. After the park closes, visitors who paid park admission can stay late to watch from the water or pool deck.

Where: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Ticket Price: Included with park admission of $35.99
Time: After water park closes at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 30 – JAWS
Friday, July 7 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Friday, July 14 – FINDING DORY
Friday, July 21 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
Friday, July 28 – SING
Friday, August 4 – MOANA

Fairmount Cemetery: Movie Night

Fairmount Cemetery Move Night. Photo provided by Fairmount Cemetery.

A cemetery? We know what you’re thinking. And no, they don’t play scary movies! Fairmount Cemetery loves its community and wants to give back with free outdoor movies once a month during the summer. If headstones don’t bother you, you might find this historical cemetery rather peaceful and an awesome place to unwind under the night sky.

Where: 430 S. Quebec St. Suite 2, Denver
Ticket Price: Free admission and popcorn.
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, June 17 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 
Saturday, July 15 – FINDING DORY
Saturday, August 26 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

Festival Park at Castle Rock: Starlight Movies

In various locations around Festival Park in Castle Rock, family-friendly films will play underneath the stars. With live-music, a street fair and other activities, this summertime event is fun for everybody.

Where: Select locations near Festival Park. See lineup for addresses.
Ticket Price: Free admission and parking
Time: Street fair starts at 6 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, June 3 – MOANA. Location at 4th St. between Perry & Wilcox.
Saturday, July 8 – TROLLS. Location at 4th St., between Wilcox & Jerry.
Friday, August 25 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Location at Douglas County Library parking lot, 100 S. Wilcox St.

Founders Green at Stapleton: Movie on the Green

Founders Green Movie on the Green via Facebook.

Stapleton residents and non-residents are welcome to sprawl out on the fresh-cut lawn of Founders Green and enjoy an outdoor movie. Each screening will feature a concession stand with proceeds benefiting a different local non-profit.

Where: 7601 E. 29th Ave., Denver
Ticket Price: Free. Arrive early for first-come, first-serve basis.
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Friday, June 16 – THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
Friday, June 30 – BIG
Friday, July 21 – MOANA
Friday, August 4 HIDDEN FIGURES
Friday, August 25 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Historic Elitch Theatre: Summer Film Series

Historic Elitch Theatre Summer Film via Facebook.

Support our city’s history with donations to restore the Historic Elitch Garden Theatre with a ticket to an outdoor movie. With live music and other entertainment before the film, guests can relax and enjoy the picturesque green theater in all its glory from the past and present while watching their favorite flick.

Where: 4655 W. 37th Ave., Denver
Ticket Price: $5 admission, kids 6 and under are free
Time: Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Friday, June 30 – LA LA LAND with musical guests MSquared and Terri Jo Jenkins
Friday, July 14 – THE PRINCESS BRIDE with musical performance 300 Days and the Denver Fencing Center
Friday, July 28 – E.T. with a special Kids Zone
Friday, August 11FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM with magician Mitch Harwood and Nature’s Educators’ Raptor Show
Friday, August 25 – DIRTY DANCING with dancing in the carousel

Infinity Park at Glendale: Monday Movie Madness

Infinity Park Monday Movie Madness via Facebook. Photo courtesy of alphagraphics Glendale.

From stadium and recreation center, to outdoor movie arena, Infinity Park in Glendale is a must-go for anyone looking for a memorable movie experience. Make your Monday night fun again with Monday Movie Madness with the facility’s lawn seating, jumbo screen and amplified sound system. This year viewers have voted what they want to see, and the results are in for the movie lineup featuring both new and old films.

Where: 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Denver
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Monday, June 26 –THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Monday, July 10 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Monday, July 17 – FINDING DORY
Monday, July 24 – TOP GUN

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek: Friday Family Film Series

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek fireside event space via Facebook.

This might sound like it’s indoors, but this swanky hotel in Cherry Creek also features a new fireside event space complete with comfortable outdoor seating and twinkling patio lights overhead. Concession popcorn and candy will be given out with a donation recommendation to Sage Hospitality’s Dollars for Dreams.

Where: 150 Clayton Lane, Denver
Ticket Price: Free admission, popcorn and candy and $5 valet parking. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve seats.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 2 – MOANA 
Friday, July 7 – THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Friday, August 4 – SING
Friday, September 1 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

Little Man Ice Cream: Flick Fridays

Little Man Ice Cream via Facebook.

Did you know Denver’s favorite ice cream spot also features outdoor movies? Every Friday during the summer, locals can enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and the famous ice cream as they watch family-friendly flicks under the twinkling lights in LoHi. On the first and last Friday of every month, there will even be double features so you can get double the fun.

Where: 2620 16th St., Denver
Ticket Price: Free
Time: June through Labor Day flicks start at 8:45 p.m. September 8 – 29 flicks start at 7:30 p.m.

*Double feature Friday, July 28 – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Friday, August 4 – YOUTUBE NIGHT (hilarious adult-only videos)
Friday, August 11 – MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE
Friday, August 18 – THE GOONIES
*Double feature Friday, August 25 – THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE and CLUELESS
*Double feature Friday, September 1 – BABE and BACK TO THE FUTURE
Friday, September 8 – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Friday, September 15 – THE KARATE KID
Friday, September 22 – COMING TO AMERICA
*Double feature Friday, September 29 – THE BOOK OF LIFE and MRS. DOUBTFIRE

O’Brien Park at Parker: Movies in Your Park

O’Brien Park Movies in Your Park via Facebook.

Enjoy a free movie along with vendors and music at this beautiful park in Parker. After the sun finally sets, this outdoor movie experience comes alive and makes for a great night with family, friends or a date.

Where: 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, June 24 – SING
Saturday, July 15 – FIELD OF DREAMS
Saturday, August 5 – ZOOTOPIA

Olde Town Arvada: Flicks in the Square

Olde Town Arvada Flicks in the Square via Facebook.

Historic Olde Town Arvada is severely underrated, and you definitely need to venture north of the city to experience this quaint neighborhood. Flicks in the Square are on Friday evenings and are preceded by a concert. Make sure you check it out.

Where: Olde Wadsworth Blvd. & 56th Ave., Arvada
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Friday, August 4 – THE WIZARD OF OZ 
Friday, August 11 – MOANA
Friday, August 18 – HOOK

Parfet Park at Golden: Movies & Music in the Park

Parfet Park Movies & Music in the Park. Photo courtesy of City of Golden.

Score scenic mountain views and a showing of a good flick with Movies & Music in the Park. The City of Golden offers visitors and residents free movies in addition to music and entertainment to accompany the film’s theme — a spectacular sight you won’t want to miss.

Where: 911 10th St., Golden
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Music starts at 7 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Friday, August 4 – SING with karaoke party and live DJ
Friday, August 11 – FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM with Wildermiss
Friday, August 18 – MOANA with Kalama Polynesian Dancers
Friday, August 25 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY with Moses Jones Band

Red Rocks Amphitheater: Film on the Rocks

Film on the Rocks via Facebook.

You should probably attend at least one Red Rocks event if you live in Colorado, so if you didn’t score concert tickets, why not see a movie instead? A live concert and a local comedian precede each film in this iconic location. You definitely won’t regret the experience. The view itself is worth it.

Where: 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Ticket Price: $15 admission without online fees. Purchase here.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk.

Monday, June 5 – DIRTY DANCING with LOLO and Natalie Tate
Monday, June 12 – BRIDESMAIDS with Edison
Monday, June 19 – THE FIFTH ELEMENT with Slow Caves and DéCollag
Monday, June 21 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (rescheduled)

Monday, July 17 – THE LEGO MOVIE with School of Rock
Thursday, July 20THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT with DJ Markie, DJ Stone Cox, Kai Lee Mykels, Felony Misdemeanor, Yvie Oddly, Khrys’taaal, Jessica L’Whor and Nina Montaldo
Monday, September 11 – TWISTER with The Gasoline Lollipops

Southlands Shopping District in Aurora: Movies on the Square

Southlands Movie on the Square via Facebook.

If you live in or close to Aurora, you’re in luck! The Southlands Shopping District is home to stores, a movie theater and restaurants, but the square also has enough space to fit an outdoor screen and movie-goers.

Where: 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
Ticket Price: Free
Time: Movies start at dusk.

Wednesday, July 19 – MOANA
Wednesday, July 26 – THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Wednesday, August 2 – FINDING DORY

2 Responses

  1. Mike Hoffman

    Addition:
    Film on the Rocks, June 21st — Star Wars: Rogue One

    Reply
  2. Instimg

    I have never attended outdoor movies. Thank you for sharing the list. The view from the Red Rocks Amphitheater is so cool.

    Reply

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