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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.” 2590 Walnut St. www.thedairy.org.

Boulder International Film Festival
Feb. 28-March 3: Film fans won’t want to miss this huge annual festival that draws more than 25,000 people to Boulder each year, including film enthusiasts, big-time producers, well-known actors and aspiring directors. The four-day event always includes screenings, forums, awards ceremonies, workshops, Q&A discussions and networking parties. The full schedule wasn’t available at press time, so check www.biff1.com for details, and get tickets early, because most events sell out.

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
Dec. 13: “Jon Benet’s Tricycle,” 7pm

Changes in Latitude Travel Program
Wednesdays: The Changes in Latitude Travel Store offers free travel films, slide shows and photo presentations at 7pm most Wednesdays at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. Here’s a small sampling; find more at www.cil.com.

Chautauqua Films
Films listed here are at 7pm in the Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road. See www.chautauqua.com for the full schedule.
Jan. 25: “California Typewriter”
March 8: “The Human Element”

Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb. 21-23:
CEFF includes features and shorts from foreign, local and youth filmmakers. At the American Mountaineering Center in Golden; check www.ceff.net for info.

Elevations Classic Film Series
Elevations Credit Union presents a Classic Film Series at different area branches. A few are listed here, but check www.elevationscu.com for more.
Dec. 17: “Auntie Mame” (1958), (Broomfield)
Dec. 18: “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945), (Broomfield)

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.

Front Range Film Festival
Feb. 23-24: Annual festival, now in its seventh year in Longmont, includes a new Oscar viewing party in addition to screenings of Colorado independent films and international titles. Details: www.coloradofests.com.

Ignite Boulder
Dec. 13: See listing under Local Events/Forums, Lectures & Workshops.

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

Lyons International Film Festival
April 6: Now in its fifth year, this festival showcases Colorado independent films, plus films from abroad, in categories ranging from environmental and music documentaries to outdoor recreation. Find updates at www.coloradofests.com.

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 Jan. 24: Pandas
Ongoing: Cuba (2-D), Oceans

Trojan Movie House
New movie house at the Longmont Performing Arts Center showcases “off-the-beaten-path” cinematic treasures. 513 Main St., Longmont. Check the group’s Facebook page for upcoming films.