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Rin Tin Tin: Where the North Begins plays at the Chautauqua Silent Film Series.
(photo courtesy the Chautauqua Association)

Movies and Film in Boulder County


Backdoor Theater
Fridays & Saturdays: Watch first-run, foreign and classic movies most Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm at Nederland’s nonprofit film venue. 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 www.backdoortheater.org to get a weekly email.

Boedecker Theater
The “Boe,” a plush, 60-seat art-house theater at Dairy Arts Center, is outfitted with stadium seating and surround sound. It screens high-quality cinema Wednesday through Sunday, including indie films and live broadcasts of opera and ballet. On Fridays, “FNWeird” (Friday Night Weird) offers “a dose of the unusual.” www.thedairy.org.

Boulder Public Library Free Cinema Program
The Boulder Public Library screens a variety of free films open to all, and the lineup includes classic and silent films. The library and its branches also host other movie events, including movie nights just for teens. A few events at the main library branch are listed, but check the full events schedule at www.boulderlibrary.org.
Sundays: Doris’ Sunday Matinee, 1pm
3rd Thursdays: Old School Film School New School Film School, 7pm
2nd Fridays: Special Friday Films, 7pm

Chautauqua Silent Films
Wednesdays, June 13-Aug. 15: Chautauqua’s popular silent-film series features oldies but goodies and live accompaniment by either Hank Troy on piano, the Mont Alto Silent Picture Orchestra, or the Silent Cinema Trio. The summer lineup includes “The Mark of Zorro” (1920) and “Rin Tin Tin” (1923). 7:30pm at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. www.chautauqua.com.

Erie Movies in the Park
The city of Erie screens family-friendly movies on selected evenings during the summer at Erie Community Park, 400 Powers St. Movies begin at dusk. www.erieco.gov.
June 2: Sing
July 14: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Aug. 25: Cars 3

Firehouse First Friday 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 lineup at www.firehouseart.org.

Firestone Food & Flick Fridays
June 1, 15 & 29; July 13 & 27; Aug. 10: Firestone’s summer movie nights, which rotate between three different parks, include local food trucks 6-9pm, live music 6-8pm, and movies beginning at 8:30pm. The 2018 schedule includes “Wonder Woman” and “Paddington 2”; check www.firestoneco.gov for venue info.

Golden: Movies & Music in the Park
Fridays in August: This popular series sponsored by the city of Golden normally runs on Friday evenings in August; check www.cityofgolden.net for 2018 updates.

Intendence Film Festival
June 8-9: This annual festival celebrates the Colorado film industry and highlights young/emerging filmmakers. In the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver. www.indendence.org.

International Film Series
This popular art-house film festival—Boulder’s oldest—screens more than 100 films every school year on the CU campus; check www.internationalfilmseries.com for the fall schedule, and sign up for email updates.

Lafayette Movies in the Park
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive in Lafayette, for free family-friendly movies beginning at dusk. No pets. www.cityoflafayette.com.
June 29: Moana
July 27: Coco
Aug. 24: Cars 3

Longmont Museum: Views & Brews Film Series
Check for summer updates at www.longmontcolorado.gov/museum
Through June 14: Conquest of the Skies
Through Sept. 6: America’s Musical Journey; Jerusalem; Pandas

Telluride Film Festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Telluride’s a long drive, but scores of dedicated film fans make the trip every year for this popular festival. www.telluridefilmfestival.org.