Film Events & Film Festivals


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Backdoor Theater
Fridays & Saturdays: The nonprofit Backdoor Theater in Nederland is a 260-seat film venue that screens first-run, foreign and classic movies most Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Admission is only $6 for adults and $3 for kids, and concessions start at 50 cents. At Nederland Community Center, 740 Highway 72 North. Sign up at to get a weekly email schedule; movies often change based on availability.

Bent Lens Cinema
Boulder’s only GLBTQ film society presents screenings and other events.

Boedecker Theater
The Dairy Center’s “Boe” is a plush, 60-seat art-house theater, outfitted with stadium seating and surround sound. It screens high-quality cinema, including indie films and live broadcasts of opera and ballet. Check the lineup at

Boulder Outdoor Cinema
Boulder Outdoor Cinema screens movies weekly at 1750 13th St., behind the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The 2014 schedule was not available at press time, so check for updates.

Boulder Public Library Cinema Program
Free movie screenings take place many Monday and Thursday evenings in the library’s Canyon Theater, 1000 Canyon Blvd., usually at 6:30pm. Check for schedule updates at

      June 1: Sunday matinee: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 1pm

      June 23: Chimes at Midnight, 6:30pm

Boulder Theater
July 19: “The Great Flood” is a collaboration between filmmaker Bill Morrison and guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, inspired by the Mississippi River flood of 1927 and a second disaster in the spring of 2011. Doors open at 7pm at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St.

Broomfield Veterans Museum Fundraiser Film
June 19: “Climb to Glory” tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski corps and how they championed the U.S. ski industry following World War I, at Camp Hale in the Colorado Rockies. The film is produced by Warren Miller Entertainment and narrated by Jeremy Bloom. Details at

Changes in Latitude Travel Program
Tuesdays: The Changes in Latitude Travel Store offers free travel films, slide shows and photo presentations at 7pm at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. This season’s shows run through June; a new series begins in the fall.

      June 3: Discover the Wonders of Burma

      June 10: Bicycling in Vietnam & Cambodia

      June 17: Packing Light Clinic

      June 24: Friendly Nicaragua

Chautauqua Documentary Night
June 27: “Hanna Ranch” is a 2013 feature documentary about Colorado cowboy Kirk Hanna’s fight for family and land. 7:30pm at Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road.

Chautauqua Silent Film Series
Chautauqua’s popular Silent Film Series features oldies but goodies with live musical accompaniment by either Hank Troy on piano, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra or the Silent Cinema Trio. A few higlights below, but check for the schedule. 900 Baseline Road. 303-442-3282.

      June 24: Cyrano de Bergerac (1925)

      July 2: Gribiche (1925)

      July 30: Oliver Twist (1922)

City of Golden: Movies & Music in the Park
Aug. 1, 8, 15 & 22: Free live music and family-friendly movies take place at Parfet Park in Golden, 10th Street and Washington Avenue. Music begins around 7pm; movies start at dusk on a giant inflatable screen. Lineup includes “The Wizard of Oz” and “Frozen.”

Documentary Cinema Institute
DCI offers screenings, resources and workshops for filmmakers in the metro area. 303-444-1351;

Erie Movies in the Park
June 14 & Sept. 6: Free, family-friendly movies begin at dusk and end around 10pm. June 14 is “Frozen” and Sept. 6 is “The Lego Movie.” At Erie Community Park, 400 Powers St.

FIrehouse Films
1st Fridays: The Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave. in Longmont, shows films at 7pm on first Fridays, with free beer and popcorn. Check the film lineup at

Firestone Food & Flick Fridays
June 6 & 20; July 11 & 25; Aug. 8: The town of Firestone, just across I-25 from Longmont, offers free family-friendly movies on selected Friday nights. Food trucks and fitness games run from 6-8pm; the movie begins around 8:30pm. “Frozen” plays June 6; check the whole schedule and venue information at

Fiske Planetarium
The giant IMAX screen at the newly updated Fiske Planetarium takes viewers on amazing flights through the universe with a variety of star shows and talks. See the full schedule at

48 Hour Film Project
August, TBA: Who can make the best short film in just 48 hours? The winner of this Denver-area competition then goes up against the best from around the world.

The Intendence Film Festival
June 26-29: Held in Olde Town Arvada, this annual festival celebrates the Colorado film industry and highlights young/emerging filmmakers. Check the schedule at

International Film Series
This popular art-house film festival screens more than 100 films every academic year on the CU campus; check later in the summer for the fall schedule, and sign up for weekly email updates.

Louisville Trucks in the Park/Dinner and a Movie
Wednesdays, TBA: On seven Wednesday nights this summer, dinner (a food-truck gathering) starts at 5pm, and free movies begin at dusk, at Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive. See the “Trucks in the Park” Facebook page for updates.

Moondance International Film Festival
The event isn’t until Sept. 26-28, but organizers want film buffs to know that tickets are going fast because of the celebrities slated to attend—Giancarlo Esposito (“The Chicken Man” from “Breaking Bad”) and a “Game of Thrones” producer. See all the details at

New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour
July 11: Multi-city U.S. film tour makes a stop in Boulder, featuring inspiring short films and craft beers. 8-11pm at Twenty Ninth Street Retail District.

Old Town Cinema
June 14: OTC is a not-for-profit roving film series dedicated to providing innovative film programming in Louisville. The next public event is June 14; see or check the group’s Facebook page for updates. OTC’s Teen Filmmaking Workshop runs Aug. 4-15; see listing in Local Events/Children’s & Teens’ Events.

Phipps IMAX Theater at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Movies shown in 3-D on the huge IMAX screen at DMNS make action and adventure seem even more realistic and spine-tingling. 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. 303-322-7009;

      Opens June 6: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar; Pandas: The Journey Home

Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award–winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” At the Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway; check for a schedule.

Starz FilmCenter
Starz FilmCenter screens everything from first-run exclusives to art-house revivals at its seven-screen independent movie house at the Tivoli Student Union of the Auraria Higher Education Center, Ninth Street and Auraria Parkway in Denver. 303-595-3456;

Telluride Film Festival
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Devoted film fans often make the trip to Telluride for this annual festival, which features several free screenings along with ticketed events.