Chautauqua Summer Silent Film Series
Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282, chautauqua.com/events/film
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, denverfilm.org/film-on-the-rocks/
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, cityofwestminster.us/specialevents
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, denversartdistrict.org
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, moviesatinfinitypark.com
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, cityofgolden.net
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, historicelitchtheatre.org/summerfilms
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
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, 88drivein.com
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.
2625 Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo, 719-542-3345, mesadrive-in.com
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, mydeltamovies.com
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, regmovies.com
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, denverfilm.org
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, telluridefilmfestival.org
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, docuwestfest.com
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, breckfilmfest.org
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, denverfilm.org
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.