Last week I gave you a list of free concerts in the Denver area this summer. But some people want more than just a summer-evening soundtracks. They want the whole movie. Sadly, the last drive-in movie theater in town, the Cinderella Twin, closed a few years back and has since been reincarnated as an apartment complex. But fortunately for us, several outdoor venues have stepped in to fill the gap with summer outdoor movies. Granted, you probably can't watch in the comfort of your car, or listen to the audio on those tinny little speakers that used to hook into the window. But the upside is that you can see many of these movies for free, without even having to hide in the truck of your friends' car to get past the cashier!
Arvada: Flicks on the Square http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php Starts at dusk
August 6th: The Great Outdoors August 13th: Back to the Future August 20th: Rebel Without a Cause August 27th: Ratatouille
Centennial Night at the Movies July 9th and 16th, 6:30 p.m. http://www.centennialcolorado.com/index.aspx?NID=442 Movies to be determined
Friday, July 9, 2010 Trails Recreation Center 16799 E. Lake Ave.
Friday, July 16, 2010 deKovend Park 6301 University Blvd.
Saturday, June 26: The Twilight Saga: New Moon, at Sloans Lake Park Saturday, July 3: Field of Dreams, at Skyline Park Friday, July 9: Where the Wild Things Are, at Sloans Lake Park Friday, July 16: Goonies, at Cheesman Park Saturday, July 17: Kung Fu Panda, at Skyline Park Friday, July 23: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, at Crestmoor Park Friday, July 30: Monsters vs. Aliens, at Village Place Park Saturday, July 31: Madagascar, at Skyline Park Saturday, August 14: Hook, at Skyline Park Saturday, August 21: The Wizard of Oz, at Skyline Park
Stapleton: Movies Under the Stars http://www.stapletoncommunity.com/events/Event%20Schedule/2010%20COMMUNITY%20EVENTS.pdf Founders Green Movies begin at dusk
Friday, July 16: Julie & Julia Friday, July 30: The Blind Side Friday, Aug. 13: Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs Friday, Aug. 27: Up
Glendale: Monday Movie Madness Infinity Park, South Cherry Street at Kentucky http://www.infinityparkatglendale.com/events/summer-movies.php Gates open at 7 p.m., movie begins at at 8:00
Monday, June 28: Back To The Future Monday, July 6: Hairspray Monday, July 26: Apollo 13 Monday, Aug. 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Monday, Aug. 23: Invictus Monday, Aug. 30: Twilight
Westminster Movies in the Park Westminster City Park http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/256.htm Food vendors open at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk
Friday, June 25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Friday, July 30: E.T. Saturday, August 28: Monsters vs. Aliens
Regal Family Film Festival Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am Regal theater locations throughout the state http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=CO Free tickets available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. Check website for locations and movies
These next movie series' aren't free, but they're danged reasonable compared to the regular ticket prices as your average neighborhood metroplex!
Denver/Northfield: Harkins Kid Summer Movie Program Mon-Fri at 9:45 am May 31 to August 6 http://www.harkinstheatres.com/summerMovieFun.aspx 10 movies for $5!! Check website for dates and movies
Finally, of course, who could forget "Film on the Rocks?" It's isn't particularly cheap, but really, what could be better?
Morrison: Film on the Rocks Tickets $10-$12, purchase in advance at the web site, shows often sell out http://www.redrocksonline.com/PUREENTERTAINMENT/FilmOnTheRocks.aspx Doors open at 6 p.m. Arrive early & check out the Band beginning on the Main Stage at 7:00 p.m. Movie starts at dusk (approx. 9:00 p.m.)
June 22, Speed Band: Epilogues / Alpha Rev Ship Rock Grille dinner special: Half off all appetizers!
June 30, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Band: Zach Heckendorf / Ian Cooke
July 6, Raising Arizona Band: Danielle Ate The Sandwich / Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
July 13, Superbad Bands: Kevin Mileski/John Common
July 19, Monty Python & The Holy Grail Band: Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors
July 27, Clueless Band: Bop Skizzum
August 3, The Lost Boys Band: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
August 11, Across the Universe Band: Something Underground / Beatles Review
As always, anything could be subject to change, so check the web site before you go. And check with me -- I might just see you there!!