There's no better way to spend a cool summer night in The Mile High City than enjoying a great movie in the great outdoors, whether on a blanket in the grass or from the comfort of your car. 

Film on the Rocks

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

One of Denver's top summertime events, Film On The Rocks lets you enjoy blockbuster entertainment on the big screen in the incomparable setting of Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and films begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale, and they go fast!

  • July 18, 2022: The Sandlot
  • July 25, 2022: The Greatest Showman
  • Aug. 1, 2022: Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Aug. 15, 2022: Dune
     

Outdoor Movies in Denver

Outdoor Movie Series on the South Green

Grab a blanket and a lawn chair for the Outdoor Movie Series on The South Green in Central Park. Films are free and begin at dusk. Each event will feature a concessions stand selling freshly popped popcorn, candy, sodas and bottled water to benefit a local nonprofit organization. Food trucks are often parked at these events, providing local goodies and food items.

  • June 24, 2022: Encanto
  • July 8, 2022: The Parent Trap
  • July 22, 2022: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Aug. 5, 2022: In the Heights


Avanti Presents: Summer Movie Series

Join the film buffs at Avanti F and B every Thursday during the summer! Watch the movie from the patio and stadium seats, or bring your own lawn chair and enjoy from the park. The first 20 people to bring their own lawn chair get a free beer from New Belgium Brewing Company! Movies start at 9 p.m., but come early for movie-themed drink specials, trivia, music and more.

  • June 23, 2022: 10 Things I Hate About You 
  • June 30, 2022: Almost Famous 
  • July 7, 2022: School of Rock 
  • July 14, 2022: Black Panther 
  • July 21, 2022: Zoolander 
  • July 28, 2022: The Shining  
  • Aug. 4, 2022: Mean Girls  
  • Aug. 11, 2022: Oceans 11  
  • Aug. 18, 2022: Old School 
  • Aug. 25, 2022: The Big Lebowski 


Movies in the Park at Green Valley Ranch

Watch three free movies under the stars this summer in Green Valley Ranch! All movies will be hosted at the Town Center Park Auditorium (near the Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center). Events start at 8:00 p.m., movies start at dusk. Don’t miss out on free popcorn while supplies last. 

  • July 8, 2022: Frozen 2
  • Aug. 12, 2022: Black Panther


Dive-in Movies at Elitch Gardens

After a day of fun at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, unwind with a "dive-in" movie at Island Kingdom Water Park. Movies begin around 7:30 p.m. and are free with any park admission or season pass. 

  • June 24, 2022: Encanto
  • July 8, 2022: Sing 2
  • July 22, 2022: Spider-Man: No Way Home
     

Summer Nights Outdoor Movie Series at Ironton Distillery

Join Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse for an outdoor summer movie series in their beautiful backyard space. Enjoy themed cocktails and nibbles at each show. This year, the theme is Summer School, featuring school-themed classics all season long! Seating begins at 7:30 pm, movies will begin at dusk. Seats with tables are first come, first serve, but there's plenty of space for you to bring a chair! 

  • June 22, 2022: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • July 6, 2022: Legally Blonde
  • July 20, 2022: Napoleon Dynamite
  • Aug. 3, 2022: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Aug. 17, 2022: Juno
     

Outdoor Movies Near Denver

Music & Movie Night at Infinity Park in Glendale

Enjoy free flicks in Glendale this summer during Music & Movie Nights at Infinity Park. Rock out to local bands starting at 6:30 p.m., then stay for the show at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Best of all, it's free!

  • June 24, 2022: Happy Gilmore
  • July 8, 2022: Cruella
  • July 22, 2022: Sing 2
  • Aug. 12, 2022: Yesterday


Movies & Music in the Park at Parfet Park in Golden

This family-friendly series features free music and a movie on three Friday nights during the summer in downtown Golden's Parfet Park. Music begins at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.

  • July 15, 2022: Encanto
  • Aug. 12, 2022: The Princess Bride
  • Sept. 9, 2022: Ghostbusters: Afterlife


Summer Movie Series at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn

For four Wednesday nights each summer, E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn invites the community to gather for a free outdoor movie on the Festival Lawn – the beautiful grass area between the Northglenn Recreation Center’s main doors and the Veterans Memorial. Movies being at dusk and food trucks will be on site with goodies to purchase.  Bring a blanket and snack and cuddle up for a wonderful evening under the stars.

  • July 13, 2022: Sing 2
  • July 20, 2022: Disney’s Encanto
  • July 27, 2022: Disney’s Jungle Cruise


Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series in Littleton

Movies are best watched from a camp chair or picnic blanket under the night sky! The Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series brings cinema favorites onto the giant screen in the Backcountry Base Camp's dark, open-air theater in Littleton. Pack a picnic dinner and bring your favorite movie snacks, along with camp chairs and blankets. Tickets are $25 per car, and only 45 car tickets are available each evening. (Note: this is NOT a drive-in.) All proceeds benefit the Backcountry Conservation and Education Fund. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. in June and July and 6:45 p.m. in August and September.

  • June 24, 2022: The Sandlot
  • July 1, 2022: Up
  • July 8, 2022: How to Train Your Dragon
  • July 15, 2022: Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • July 16, 2022: Jurassic Park
  • July 22, 2022: Shrek
  • July 29, 2022: School of Rock
  • Aug. 5, 2022: The Lorax
  • Aug. 12, 2022: The Incredibles
  • Aug. 19, 2022: Despicable Me
  • Aug. 26, 2022: The Goonies
  • Sept. 1, 2022: The Princess Bride


Movies in the Park in Westminster

This summer, bring the whole family and watch your favorite movies on a giant, outdoor screen in various parks across Westminster. Activities and food concessions begin at 7 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

  • Aug. 6, 2022: Addams Family 2 (1700 W. 128th Ave.)
  • Aug. 13, 2022: Luca (10470 Oak St.)
  • Aug. 26, 2022: Sing 2 (10801 Legacy Ridge Pkwy.)
  • Sept. 9, 2022: Encanto (5453 W. 88th Ave.)


Movies in the Park in Edgewater

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for movies under the stars in Edgewater's Citizen's Park! Admission and popcorn are free, and movies begin at dusk. 

  • July 25, 2022: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Christmas in July Party!)
  • Aug. 12, 2022: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

 

Film on the Field at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora

There’s something magical about watching a movie outside under the stars, and this summer Stanley Marketplace in Aurora is bringing outdoor movie nights to the Field at Stanley with the “Film on the Field” series. The series will show movies at dusk on a giant 28’ blow-up screen every third Sunday of the month. Pick up dinner, snack boxes, a portable charcuterie board and drinks to-go at one of Stanley Marketplace’s restaurants, bars or brewery and bring it out to the field to enjoy with family, friends and community at this free event.

  • July 17, 2022: A League of Their Own
  • Aug. 21, 2022: Grease
  • Sept. 18, 2022: The Goonies
     

Drive-in Movie Theaters

88 Drive-in Theatre in Commerce City

The 88 Drive In Theatre in Commerce City is the last remaining original drive-in in the Denver metro area and has been serving the community since 1972. Watch blockbuster movies on a giant screen Thursday through Sunday and enjoy delicious snacks from the historic snack bar. Some of this summer's movies include "The Lost City" and "Top Gun: Maverick"!

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