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Psst… Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2017

Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2016 | The Denver Ear

There is something about watching movies outdoors during the summer season that makes for a great evening.

There are so many places, parks and areas that feature outdoor movies during the summer in and around Denver, that a special guide was in order. Find out where to watch outdoor movies in Denver this summer 2017 as well as the lineup of movies in each location! Guide is broken into two main categories: Denver Outdoor Movies & Denver Metro Outdoor Movies.

Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2017

Denver Outdoor Movies
Free Movie Night | Water World Parking Lot
Water World | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Water World

Enjoy an evening of free entertainment brought to you by the Adams County Fair and Water World. The film will begin at sundown, but grab your chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages and come early to snag the best seat in the lot. Please leave your pets, tents/structures, grills, glass and alcohol at home.

Water World is located at 8801 N Pecos St, Federal Heights, CO 80260.

Info: May 19th: Finding Dory

Civic Center Cinema | Civic Center Park
Bike-In Movies at Civic Center Park | Civic Center Park

Photograph Courtesy of ©Civic Center Conservancy

Civic Center Conservancy and the Outdoor Cinema Network will screen for the 7th year, free outdoor movies at Civic Center Park! The movies will start at dusk but on-site food trucks will be available beforehand starting at 6pm. Civic Center Cinema will take place on Wednesdays during the month August.

Civic Center Park is located at 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204.

Civic Center Cinema Lineup: August 2nd: Back to the Future; August 9th: Blues Brothers; August 16th: Jurassic World;

Dive-In Movies | Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Dive-In Movies at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park | The Denver Ear

Dive-In Movies. Photograph Courtesy of @FOX 31 Denver

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park screens outdoor, family friendly movies every Friday during the summer season. The Dive-In Movies can be viewed in the water or on lawn-chairs and cabanas outside the pool, and are free with an admission ticket or season-pass.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is located at 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204.

Dive-In Movies Lineup: June 30th: JawsJuly 7th: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; July 14th: Finding DoryJuly 21st: The Secret Life of Pets; July 28th: Sing; August 4th: Moana.

Movie on the Green Series | Founders Green at Stapleton
Movie on the Green Series | Founders Green at Stapleton | The Denver Ear

Movie on the Green Series. Photograph Courtesy of ©Stapleton MCA

The Movie on the Green Series, produced by Stapleton MCA, kicks off in June of each summer to offer the community an outdoor experience on Founders Green Park at Stapleton. Movies are free to attend and open to the public. It is recommended that you arrive early to each event, as seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but avoid lawn chairs and other objects that obstruct the view for others. Showtimes generally begin at dusk and are held on Fridays throughout the season. Each movie will feature a concessions stand to benefit a local nonprofit organization. The concessions stand will sell freshly popped popcorn, candy, sodas and bottled water. Food trucks are often parked at these events, providing local goodies and food items.

Founders Green Park is located at 29th Ave & Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238.

Movie on the Green Lineup: June 16th: The Secret Life of Pets; June 30thBig; July 21st: Moana; August 4th: Hidden Figures; August 25th: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story;


Summer Films Series | Historic Elitch Theatre
Summer Films Series | Historic Elitch Theatre | The Denver Ear

Summer Films Series. Photograph Courtesy of ©Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation

The Summer Films Series at Historic Elitch Theatre is produced by the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation. This outdoor film series takes place every other Friday in front of the Historic Elitch Theatre and all proceeds from concession sales support the continued restoration of the historic theatre. Admission is $5 per person, and children 6 and under receive free admission. Gates will open at 7pm. Guests can enjoy live music before the films begin at dusk and food and drink will be available for purchase as well.

Historic Elitch Theatre is located at 4655 W 37th Ave, Denver, CO 80212.

Summer Film Series Lineup: June 30th: La La Land; July 14th: Princess Bride; July 28th: E.T; August 11thFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; August 25th: Dirty Dancing;

Movie Night | Quebec Place at Fairmount
Quebec Place at Fairmount | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Quebec Place at Fairmount

Enjoy Quebec Place at Fairmount & Fairmount Heritage Foundation‘s outdoor Movie Night series with special movie screenings this summer.

Quebec Place at Fairmount is located at 430 S Quebec St Suite 2, Denver, CO 80247.

Movie Night Lineup: June 17thRogue One: A Star Wars Story; July 15th: Finding Dory;

Denver Metro Outdoor Movies
Film on the Rocks | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Film on the Rocks | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | The Denver Ear

Photograph Courtesy of ©Film on the Rocks

Film on the Rocks, presented by Pepsi, is a collaborative production of the Denver Film Society andDenver Arts & Venues and was created to provide an affordable opportunity for the community to enjoy films and live entertainment at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Each film is preceded by a live concert & local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.

Doors open at 6:30pm, band begins playing at 7pm with movies starting at dusk. Tickets are $15 and up and can be purchased online.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located at 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465.

Film on the Rocks Lineup: May 15th: Superbad; May 22ndRogue One: A Star Wars Story; May 25th: Long Strange TripJune 5th: Dirty DancingJune 12th: Film on the Rocks Fan Favorite Wedding FilmJune 19th: The Fifth ElementJuly 7th: The Lego MovieJuly 20th: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; September 9th: Twister

Film in the Park Series | Civic Green Park at Highlands Ranch
Film in the Park Civic Green Park | Th Denver Ear

Civic Green Park. Photograph Courtesy of ©Highlands Ranch Community Association

The Film in the Park Series, produced by the Highlands Ranch Community Association, will feature free movies at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch on select nights in August. Showtime is around dusk and blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Civic Green Park is located at 9370 S Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

Film in the Park Lineup: August 4th: Finding Dory; August 11th: The Secret Life of Pets; August 18th: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Psst… On August 18th, come dressed as your favorite Star Wars Character and have a photo taken with Darth Vader and Princess Leia! 

Flicks in the Square | Olde Town Square Arvada
Olde Town Arvada | The Denver Ear

Olde Town Arvada. Photograph by ©Historic Olde Town Arvada

Olde Town Arvada hosts Flicks in the Square on Friday evenings during the month of August. Get out of the house this summer and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Sit back with free family friendly outdoor movies in Olde Town Square. Movies start at dusk and a preceded by a one hour concert.

Olde Town Arvada is located at Olde Wadsworth Blvd & 56th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002.

Flicks in the Square Lineup: August 4th: The Wizard of Oz; August 11th: Moana; August 18th: Hook;

Movies in the Park | O’Brien Park at Parker
Movies in the Park at O'Brien Park in Parker | The Denver Ear

Movies in the Park – O’Brien Park. Photograph Courtesy of ©Parker Chamber of Commerce

Movies in the Park, presented by Parker Adventist Hospital and the Parker Chamber of Commerce,  is a free event for families at O’Brien Park in Parker. Games, vendors, music, concessions and a free movie are included. Come early to reserve your space, movie begins at dusk.

O’Brien Park is located at 10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, CO 80138.

Movies in the Park Lineup: June 24th: Sing; July 15th: Field of Dreams; August 5th: Zootopia.

Outdoor Movies In the Park | City of Westminster
Movies in the Park | City of Westminster | The Denver Ear

Movies in the Park. Photograph Courtesy of ©City of Westminster

The City of Westminster will be hosting Outdoor Movies In the Park on Fridays this summer at various locations. Enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 24′ screen under the stars. Food vendors and pre-movie activities begin at 7pm. Movies begin at dusk. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs.

Movies in the Park Westminster Lineup: June 2nd: The Jungle Book @Irving Street Park, 7392 Irving StJune 23rdThe Secret Life of Pets @Westminster High School Stadium, 6933 Raleigh StJune 30th: Storks @Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge PkwyJuly 21st: Finding Dory @Countryside Ballfields, 10510 Oak StAugust 4th: A Dog’s Purpose @Standley Lake Regional Park, W 100th AveAugust 25th: Moana @City Park Soccer Fields, 10475 Sheridan Blvd; September 22nd: Zootopia @Big Dry Creek Park, 1700 W 128th Ave;

Film Noir Series: June 16thDouble Indemnity; July 14thSunset Boulevard; August 18th: Touch of Evil;

Film Noir Series will take place at Westminster Station Park, 6995 N Grove St, Westminster, CO 80031.

Monday Movie Madness | Infinity Park at Glendale
Monday Movie Madness | Infinity Park at Glendale | The Denver Ear

Monday Movie Madness. Photograph Courtesy of ©Infinity Park at Glendale

Monday Movie Madness takes place over the summer at Infinity Park in Glendale. For nearly a decade, Infinity Park at Glendale has been transformed into one of the largest movie theaters in Colorado. Taking advantage of the facility’s ample seating, stadium-quality jumbo screen and booming sound system, Infinity Park is able to host thousands of moviegoers. The movies are free to attend and everyone is encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy on the grass or try food made by one of the local vendors, bring blankets and chairs and make yourself comfortable as you enjoy these family favorites under the stars. The movie lineup is based on viewers votes and include recent box office hits combined with several classic favorites. Gates open at 6:30pm.

Infinity Park at Glendale is located at 4599 E Tennessee Ave, Denver, CO 80246.

Monday Movie Madness Lineup: June 26th: Lego Batman; July 10thFerris Bueller’s Day Off; July 17thFinding Dory; July 24th: Top Gun; August 7th: Sing;

Movies & Music in the Park Series | Parfet Park at Golden
Movies and Music in the Park in Golden | The Denver Ear

Movies and Music in the Park. Photograph Courtesy of ©City of Golden

The City of Golden offers movie-lovers the Movies & Music in the Park series. The free series typically runs Friday nights in August at Parfet Park located in downtown Golden. The series features free music and a family friendly movie each Friday night. Bands begin performing at 7pm and the featured movie of the night begins at dusk, around 8:30pm. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.

Parfet Park is located at 911 10th St, Golden, CO 80401.

Movies & Music in the Park Lineup: August 4th: Sing; August 11th: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; August 18th: Moana; August 25thRogue One: A Star Wars Story;

Northglenn Summer Movie Series | E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
Northglenn Summer Movie Series | The Denver Ear

Northglenn Summer Movie Series. Photograph Courtesy of ©City of Northglenn

City of Northglenn is hosting free summer movies on Friday evenings in August at E.B Rains Jr. Memorial Park from 7:30pm.
Movie-goers are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and other amenities. Please note, alcohol is not allowed at these events. Food trucks will be on-site at each show with goodies to purchase and enjoy!

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park is located at 11800 Community Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233.

Summer Movie Series Lineup: July 28th: Moana; August 4th: Finding Dory; August 11th: The Secret Life of PetsAugust 25thRogue One: A Star Wars Story;

Music & A Movie | Centennial Center Park at Centennial
Outdoor Movies | Centennial Center Park

Photograph Courtesy of ©City of Centennial Government

This summer, the City of Centennial Government, will be hosting special Music & A Movie nights. These events will take place at Centennial Center Park and will include live music, food and drink vendors and more. Live music begins at 7pm and movie starts at dusk. It’s lawn seating, so don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets. Alcohol may not be brought to any event in the park, though it will be sold at this event, tents, canopies and oversized umbrellas are not allowed in the park. No ATM onsite for the event, but most vendors accept credit or debit cards.

Centennial Center Park is located at 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111.

Outdoor Movie Dates: June 24th, July 29th & August 26th

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