Summer Scene Films 2019

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CHAUTAUQUA SUMMER SILENT FILM SERIES

Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282, chautauqua.com/events/film

If you’re looking for a different offering than the modern-day box office, Chautauqua throws it back to the early days of film. Every summer, Chautauqua boasts a lineup of silent films with classic stars. The venue itself contributes to the authentic 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 19: Hot Water

June 26: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 10: Our Hospitality

July 17: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

July 24: An Evening of Comedy Classics

July 31: The Mollycoddle

Aug. 7: 7th Heaven 

Alex Honnold peers over the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He had just climbed 2000 feet up from the valley floor. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)

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 feel more epic. Hosted by the Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues, Film on the Rocks attracts movie lovers in hordes and shows both recent hits as well as the best throwbacks from the last several decades. This year’s lineup will keep you entertained all summer long. 

May 28: Bohemian Rhapsody

June 3: Ghostbusters

June 17: Mean Girls

July 1: Top Gun

July 5: The Mighty Ducks

Aug. 19: Free Solo

OUTDOOR MOVIES IN THE PARK

Westminster, 303-658-2400, cityofwestminster.us/specialevents

Located across multiple venues and catering to families, all screenings are free and will feature food concessions and pre-movie festivities. Brings chairs and blankets to celebrate summer.

June 14: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway) 

July 12: Lego Movie 2 (Westfield Village Park, 11550 Wolff St.) 

Aug. 23: Incredibles 2 (Westminster City Park, 10455 N. Sheridan Blvd.) 

LONGMONT MUSEUM SUMMER FILM SERIES

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

Take a break from the sun and bring the kiddos inside for some classic flicks on Tuesday mornings through the summer. Enjoy some cartoon favorites in the museum’s 250-seat Stewart Auditorium. Tickets are $2 and free for children 1 and under. Shows tend to sell out so get your tickets early!

June 18: Shrek

June 25: How to Train Your Dragon

July 2: Despicable Me

July 9: Cinderella

July 16: Brave

July 23: Robin Hood

July 30: Zootopia

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. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 

June 17: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

July 1: Wizard of Oz

July 15: Coco

July 29: The Lego Movie 2

Aug. 12: The Princess Bride

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. Bands take the stage at 7 p.m., and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Full schedule TBD, check website for more information. 

ELITCH GARDENS DIVE-IN MOVIE

2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, 303-594-4386, elitchgardens.com

Who says you have to leave the pool to enjoy a movie? Elitch provides the opportunity to combine two favorite summer pastimes with their Dive-In movie series. Movies are shown
in the Island Kingdom Water Park every Friday night
starting at 7:30 p.m.

June 28: Aquaman

June 5: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse 

June 12: Ralph Breaks the Internet

July 19: The Little Mermaid

July 26: Mary Poppins Returns

Aug. 2: Incredibles 2

STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019

Cinemas around Colorado, fathomevents.com

Celebrate Japanese culture and achievements in animation with GKIDS’ Japanese animation mini fest of Studio Ghibli films. Each film will be screened for three days in both subtitles and dubbed versions.

July 1, 2: Whisper of the Heart

July, 28, 29, 31: Kiki’s Delivery Service 

Aug. 25, 26, 28: My Neighbor Totoro

Sept. 29, 30: The Secret World of Arrietty

Oct. 27, 28, 30: Spirited Away

Nov. 17, 18, 20: Princess Mononoke

Dec. 16, 18: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

CINEMAQ FILM FESTIVAL

July 17-21, Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-381-0813, denverfilm.org

Exploring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities on film, with a presentation of the best in LGBTQ cinema. Challenge views, celebrate the community and leave inspired.

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Telluride, telluridefilmfestival.org

This year, the world-class film festival celebrates 45 years. Kick back in scenic Telluride with a lineup of the best in contemporary film, plus the folks who made them. The lineup is always a secret, but take your chance to get a sneak peak of some of the year’s best movies.

DOCUWEST FILM FESTIVAL

Sept. 18-22, 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 since 1981, and there’s no sign of slowing. In addition to dozens of films, the festival also features parties, panels, premieres, plus more. The festival draws more than 2,500 movie-lovers, so join in the fun. 

SCI-FI FILM SERIES

July-August, Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-381-0813, denverfilm.org

Along with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, join SIE’s adventure into science fiction. Films are accompanied by lectures from museum scientists and English and film professor Vincent Piturro from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Learn how possible these movies are with experts in the field. 

DRIVE-INS

If you’re sick of the indoor theater vibe, catch a flick under the stars. Enjoy popcorn and a blockbuster hit, all from the comfort of your own car just like the good ol’ days. 

88 DRIVE-IN THEATRE

8780 Rosemary St., Commerce City, 303-287-7717, 88drivein.com

Three current releases for the price of one: $9 per person; admission is free for children under 12. Now open every night of the week. 

MESA DRIVE-IN

2625 Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo, 719-542-3345, mesadrive-in.com

Three screens, each showing two movies a night. $10 for adults, $7 seniors 62 and older, free for children under 12. Cash only. All shows begin at dusk.

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, 970-249-6170, stardrivein.com

Double features every weekend. Box office opens 45 minutes before dusk. $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors over 60, free for kids 11 and under.   

BOULDER ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURE/OUTDOORS FILM (ENOFF) FESTIVAL.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, boulderenoff.org. July 10-13.

Passionate about nature’s gifts — the oceans, lands, rivers and air — Boulder ENOFF festival brings hand-selected, standout films from cinema festivals worldwide to Boulder. This year’s selection of films:

INTO THE CANYON: In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon.  Directed by Pete McBride and produced by Insignia Films, INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

THE RIVER AND THE WALL: Follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes…

WOMAN AT WAR: Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

ARTIFISHAL: A film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

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