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Movies and Film in Boulder County


Backdoor Theater
Fridays & Saturdays: Watch first-run, foreign and classic 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 schedule.

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.” 2590 Walnut St. www.thedairy.org.

Boulder Outdoor Cinema
Check www.boulderoutdoorcinema.com or the group’s Facebook page for details about the 2017 season, which weren’t available at press time.

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 tweens and teens. A few are listed, but check the full events schedule at www.boulderlibrary.org.
Sundays: Doris’ Sunday Matinee, 1pm (Main)
June 9: “The Lego Movie,” 4pm (Meadows)
June 23: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 4pm (Meadows)

Broomfield Library
Tuesdays, June 6-July 25 (except July 4): The Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Road, offers free films at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) in conjunction with the summer reading program. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Films are rated PG and PG-13; children under 13 must be accompanied by someone 13 or older.

Chautauqua Silent Films
Wednesdays, June 28-Aug. 17: 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 Three Musketeers” (1921) and “Sherlock Holmes” (1916). 7:30pm at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. www.chautauqua.com.

Denver Art Museum
Through Sept. 10: “The Western: An Epic in Art and Film” is the first major exhibition to examine the Western film genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present. The 160 works offer a visual journey that goes beyond cowboys, bandits and barroom brawls. Free for 18 and younger. At Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. www.denverartmuseum.org.

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. Check www.erieco.gov for the schedule, which wasn’t available at press time.

eTown Hall
June 11: Watch the classic Buster Keaton silent film “The Scarecrow” as Jake Schepps and Round Window perform an original live score composed especially to accompany it. 7-9pm at eTown Hall,  1535 Spruce St. 303-443-8696; www.etown.org.

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 2, 16 & 23; July 14 & 28; Aug. 4: 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 2017 schedule includes “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Finding Dory”; check www.firestoneco.gov for more.

48 Hour Film Project
Aug. 4-6: Filmmakers from all over the Denver area compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film then competes against others from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance to screen at Cannes. www.48hourfilm.com/denver-co.

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 2017 updates.

Intendence Film Festival
June 23-24: 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 spring schedule, and sign up for email updates.

Lafayette Movies in the Park
June 16, July 7 & Aug. 12: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to the park for free family-friendly movies beginning at dusk on selected evenings in Lafayette. Visit www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation at the beginning of each month for the movie title and location.

Longmont Museum: Views & Brews Film Series
Thursdays through June 15: Watch a popular movie, enjoy a themed cocktail (or kid-friendly drink) and stroll through the museum’s galleries during this special film series. Doors open at 6pm at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road.www.longmontcolorado.gov/museum.
June 1: “Office Space,” paired with Coffee with a Kick
June 8: “Pulp Fiction,” paired with Kahlua milkshakes
June 15: “Best in Show,” paired with Salty Dogs

Longmont Public Library Family Films
Fridays, June 2-Aug. 4: Free family-friendly movies are screened on Fridays at 2pm at the Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave.; registration is not required, but only 125 tickets are available and they’re handed out beginning at 1:30pm. Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The lineup includes “Zootopia,” “Inside Out” and “The LEGO Movie.” www.longmontcolorado.gov.

Louisville Dinner & A movie
On select summer evenings, Louisville hosts a food-truck gathering that also features family-friendly movies beginning at dusk. See the “Louisville Movies in the Park” Facebook page for information.

Lyons Film Festival
June 9-11: Third-annual international festival showcases a variety of films like independents, foreign films, environmental documentaries and outdoor adventure films. At various venues in Lyons; check www.lyonsfilmfestival.com for a schedule

Phipps IMAX Theater at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Movies shown in 3-D on DMNS’s huge IMAX screen make the action and adventure more realistic and spine-tingling. 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. www.dmns.org.
Through June 15: Extreme Weather; Wild Africa
Opens June 16:
Incredible Predators; Mysteries of China

Telluride Film Festival
Sept. 1-4:
Telluride’s a long drive, but scores of dedicated film fans make the trip every year for this popular festival. www.telluridefilmfestival.org.