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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. 

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. The concession stand will not be open during the 2021 season, but food trucks are often parked at these events, providing local goodies and food items.

  • Aug. 6, 2021: Raya and the Last Dragon
     


SUMMER NIGHTS OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES AT IRONTON DISTILLERY

Join Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse for an outdoor summer movie series in their new backyard space. This year, it’s a Sandler Summer, screening Adam Sandler’s greatest hits all summer long! Enjoy themed cocktails and nibbles at each show. Seating begins at 7:30 pm, movies will begin at dusk. A portion of the ticket sales goes to Big City Mountaineers, a local organization dedicated to improving the lives of under-resourced kids by getting them outdoors on wilderness expeditions. Advanced tickets are required.

  • Aug. 11, 2021: Mr. Deeds
  • Aug. 25, 2021: Little Nicky
  • Sept. 8, 2021: Big Daddy
  • Sept. 22, 2021: The Waterboy

 

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.

  • Aug. 5, 2021: Grease
  • Aug. 12, 2021: Happy Gilmore
  • Aug. 19, 2021: Office Space
  • Aug. 26, 2021: The Big Lebowski

 

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. 
 

OUTDOOR MOVIES NEAR DENVER

FILM ON THE ROCKS AT RED ROCKS

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

  • Aug. 2, 2021: The Princess Bride

 

MONDAY MOVIE MADNESS AT INFINITY PARK

Enjoy free flicks in Glendale this summer during Monday Movie Madness at Infinity Park. As has become tradition, viewers have voted on and chosen the movies that will be shown this year, and it's a mix of recent box office hits combined with several classic favorites. Best of all, it's free! Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7:30 p.m. 

  • Aug. 9, 2021: Footloose
  • Aug. 30, 2021: The Croods – A New Age
  • Sept. 13, 2021: Disney Pixar’s Soul

 

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. Grab dinner from the food truck and bring your favorite movie snacks! Only 45 car tickets are available each evening. Tickets are $25 for general admission shows and $30 for 21+ shows (food truck dinner and two Living the Dream Brewing Co. beers) and 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.

  • Aug. 6, 2021: Up
  • Aug. 7, 2021: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Aug. 13, 2021: Zootopia
  • Aug. 14, 2021: The Princess Bride
  • Aug. 20, 2021: Ice Age
  • Aug. 21, 2021: Deadpool (21+)
  • Aug. 27, 2021: Small Foot
  • Aug. 28, 2021: E.T. 
  • Sept. 3, 2021: Moana
  • Sept. 4, 2021: The Goonies

 

MOVIES & MUSIC IN THE PARK AT PARFET PARK

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

  • Aug. 13, 2021: TBA
  • Aug. 20, 2021: TBA
  • Aug. 27, 2021: TBA

 

MOVIES ON THE SQUARE AT SOUTHLANDS

Southlands in Aurora includes a four-block Main Street and community plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants. During the summer, when the sun goes down, the big screen goes up, with Movies on the Square beginning at dusk.

MOVIES IN THE PARK IN PARKER

Enjoy games, vendors, music, concessions and, of course, free movies at O’Brien Park in Parker. Movies begin at dusk — come early to reserve your space.

Movies & Music in the Parking Lot

This family-friendly drive-in film series features free music and a movie in Golden's Heritage Square Lower Parking Lot. Music begins at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk, around 8 p.m.

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES AT E.B. RAINS JR. MEMORIAL PARK

For four Wednesday nights each summer, E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn invites the community to gather for a free outdoor movie. Movies begin at dusk.

REELS ON WHEELS DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER

This July, watch your favorite films at Westminster's pop-up drive-in cinema on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights! Come early to enjoy a rotation schedule of live entertainment before the movie. Tickets are $30 per car, and each ticket includes a $10 voucher to Alamo Drafthouse Westminster.

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 and enjoy delicious snacks from the historic Snackbar. Some of this summer's movies include "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Fantasy Island," "Inside Out," "Talladega Nights" and "Black Panther"!

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