Summer Scene Film Calendar 2018

music & movies in the park, held outside in golden, represents two of entertainment’s best forms: live tunes and a big screen outdoor movie experience.
Bob Pearce, City of Golden

Chautauqua Summer Silent Film Series

Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282,

Chautauqua’s film series is the perfect place for the cinephile who is nostalgic for the early days of film. Every year, Chautauqua boasts a lineup of silent films with classic stars like Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino. The venue itself contributes to the old-time feeling with its barn-like architecture and scenic surroundings. Just like the old days, each screening features live musical accompaniment by the veteran pianist Hank Troy or other talented musicians.

June 13: Rin Tin Tin: Where the North Begins

June 20: The Freshman

June 27: The Mask of Zorro

July 11: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Night with The Cure, Sunnyside and A Day’s Pleasure

July 18: The Epic of Everest

July 25: The Son of the Sheik

Aug. 1: Speedy

Aug. 8: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Aug. 15: Beggars of Life

Film on the Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494,

Something about Red Rocks’ majestic setting makes movie-watching more epic. Hosted by the Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues, Film on the Rocks attracts movie lovers in hordes — last year’s screenings attracted more than 54,000 people. This year’s lineup will keep you entertained all summer long.

June 4: 10 Things I Hate About You

June 11: The Grand Budapest Hotel

June 18: Heathers

July 9: The Big Lebowski

July 28: Happy Gilmore

Aug. 7: The Goonies

Aug. 13: Black Panther

Outdoor Movies in the Park

Westminster and Denver, 303-658-2400,

Located across multiple venues and catering to multiple genres, all screenings are free and will feature food trucks and pre-movie festivities.

June 15: Despicable Me 3 (Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway, Westminster)

July 13: Coco (Big Dry Creek Park, 1700 W. 128th Ave., Westminster)

Aug. 24: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver)

Aug. 25: Napoleon Dynamite (City Park)

Sept. 8: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (City Park)

Sept. 29: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (City Park)

Longmont Museum Summer Film Series

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-651-8374

Featuring programs for adults and children, all films are hosted in the museum’s 250-seat Stewart Auditorium. May kicks off the popular Views & Brews Film Series with Cult Classics & Cocktails, including trivia and signature drinks. In June and July, the museum will once again host weekly kids’ movies for only $2 admission.

Cult Classics & Cocktails:

May 24: The Muppet Movie

May 31: The Sandlot

June 7: The Never Ending Story

June 14: Hook

Kids’ Film Series:

June 26: Finding Dory

July 3: Kung-Fu Panda

July 10: Little Mermaid

July 17: The Lego Movie

July 24: The Lorax

July 31: Frozen

Art on Film Series

Parking lot of Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303-294-5207,

Showing movies June-August, the Art on Film Series is a part of the Art District on Santa Fe program. The series features a diverse selection from Spanish-language to arthouse films. There will also be food trucks, live music and more.

Monday Movie Madness

Infinity Park, 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., 303-759-1513, Glendale,

Make your Mondays a bit better with a film in the park.

June 11: Moana

June 25: Back to the Future

July 9: Wonder Woman

July 23: Coco

Aug. 6: Black Panther

Movies & Music in the Park

Parfet Park, 911 10th St., Golden,

Golden’s yearly summer series offers family-friendly entertainment and music every Friday in August for free. The bands take the stage at 7 p.m., and the movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Full schedule TBD, check website for more information.

Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre

4655 W. 37th Ave., Denver, 720-593-9395,

Built in the 1890s, the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre is a remenant from the early days of cinema. Nowadays, the theater features a lineup of contemporary films for the whole family. Each screening is accompanied with pre-show entertainment, concessions and a movie-themed raffle.

June 1: The Return of the Jedi

June 15: The Sandlot

June 29: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

July 13: The Greatest Showman

The silent film series at Chautauqua is a sweet summer treat. This year’s movies sample the whole gamut of classics. none


Catch a flick under the stars, just like the good ol’ days. Popcorn and a blockbuster hit, all from the comfort of your own car.

88 Drive-In Theatre

8780 Rosemary St., Commerce City, 303-287-7717,

Three current releases for the price of one: $8 a person, children under 12 free. Opens 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Mesa Drive-In

2625 Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo, 719-542-3345,

Three screens, each showing two movies a night. $9.50 for adults, $7 seniors 62+, free for children under 12 and all shows begin at dusk. Cash only.

Tru Vu Drive-In Theater

1001 Highway 92, Delta, 970-874-9556,

Double features every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $8.50, children under 12 get in free. Cash only.

The Star Drive-In Theatre

600 E. Miami Road, Montrose,

Double features every weekend at dusk with 25th annual “Back to the ’60s Nite” that features a classic car show and costume contest on June 3.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018

Regal Cinemas around Colorado,

If you’re looking for family entertainment, look no further than GKIDS’s Japanese animation mini-fest of Studio Ghibli films. All these magnificent films will be screened for three days in both subtitled and dubbed versions and are ideal for any age.

June 17, 18, 20: Pom Poko

July 22, 23, 25: Princess Mononoke

Aug. 12, 13, 15: Grave of the Fireflies

Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 3: My Neighbor Totoro

Oct. 28-20: Spirited Away

Nov. 18-20: Castle in the Sky


July 18-22, Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-381-0813,

Exploring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in Colorado with the best in LGBTQ cinema for the 10th Annual CinemaQ.

Telluride Film Festival

Aug 31-Sept. 3, Telluride,

This world-class film festival takes place in scenic Telluride and features the best in contemporary film along with the folks who made them. The lineup is always a secret, but this is your chance to get a sneak peak of some of the year’s best movies.

DocuWest Film Festival

Sept. 12–16, Alamo Drafthouse — Sloan’s Lake, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-921-9444,

As its tagline suggests, the DocuWest Film Festival “has issues.” Dive deep into the issues of today with a lineup of hard-hitting documentaries.

Breckenridge Festival of Film

Sept. 20-23, Breckenridge,

Not that you needed another reason to head to the mountains but the Breck Film Fest has been capturing slices of life 1981, and there’s no sign of slowing. With more than 70 films, the festival also features parties, panels, premieres and more.


Sept. 6-9, Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-381-0813,

Close out the summer with a three-day celebration of Hispanic culture in film form. CineLatino showcases the wealth of talent Latinos bring to the world of cinema. 

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