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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


Adventure Film Festival and Street Fair
Oct. 5-7: Homegrown in Boulder, this popular film festival showcases the year’s most insightful and groundbreaking independent films, from outdoor exploration to environmental heroism. The companion street fair features live music, raffle prizes, vendors, food trucks and beer. www.adventurefilm.org; www.bouldertheater.com.

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 Film and Brew Fest
Sept. 15: First-annual event is a full day (11am-11pm) of movies and beer, with workshops on brew making, drones and film making. At Element Bistro, 6315 Lookout Road in Gunbarrel. Tickets: www.coloradoboxoffice.com.

Boulder International Film Festival
Save the Date: This huge annual festival isn’t until late February, but early-bird tickets are already available, and the most popular events often sell out. www.biff1.com.
Oct. 26: BIFF Best Shorts, 7pm at Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road

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
Oct. 20: Home Movie Day, noon-3pm (An annual worldwide celebration; bring your own 8mm home movies to be inspected, cleaned and screened)

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.
Oct. 3: Galapagos Islands
Oct. 24: New Zealand
Nov. 14: Costa Rica

Chautauqua Films
Sept. 7: “Mountainfilm on Tour” features a collection of inspiring and captivating films hand-selected from the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride. 7pm in the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. Chatauqua also hosts a popular silent film series plus other films and documentaries; see the schedule at www.chautauqua.com.

Dickens Horror Film Festival
Oct. 20: 3rd annual event features creepy, spine-tingling films, a costume party and special-effects workshops. At the Dickens Opera House in Longmont, 300 Main St. Tickets and more info: www.dickensoperahouse.com.

Elevations Classic Film Series
Sept. 12:
This film series is curated and hosted by Elevations Credit Union’s community events manager, Jeffrey Kash. “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) plays at 7pm Sept. 12 at the Elevations Diagonal Branch, 2960 Diagonal Highway. Check www.elevationscu.com for other upcoming films.

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.

Flatirons Food Film Festival
Oct. 11-14: “Feast on reel food” at this annual festival that celebrates exceptional culinary cinema. Most films screen on the CU campus; there are also panel discussions and other special events. www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org.

Ignite Boulder
Sept. 20: See listing under Local Events/Forums, Lectures & Workshops.

International Film Series
Boulder’s oldest—screens more than 100 films every school year at CU; check www.internationalfilmseries.com for the fall schedule, and sign up for email updates.

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.
Opens Sept. 7: Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Opens Oct. 26: Cuba (2-D)

Reel Rock Film Tour
Nov. 1-2: Reel Rock 13 makes a stop at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., showcasing the best climbing and adventure films of the year. Tickets: www.reelrocktour.com.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Fall, TBA: Sans Souci (“carefree”) is a small film festival that specializes in dance cinema and frequently incorporates live performances. The films (all free or low-cost) are presented on several different dates this fall at three area venues; check www.sanssoucifest.org for the schedule.

Warren Miller Film Tour
Nov. 8-11: Warren Miller’s 69th full-length feature film is “Face of Winter,” paying tribute to the late Warren Miller (1924-2018) with new and veteran athlethes covering ground in some of the world’s most legendary destinations. Boulder screenings are at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St.; www.bouldertheater.com.