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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. 

FILM ON THE 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 Amphitheatre. The great cinema is just the beginning of the fun. Each Film On The Rocks event features an opening comedian or band as well as fun, audience participation contests. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands begin playing at approximately 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk. 

Summer 2017 lineup:

Mon., May 15: Superbad
Mon., May 22: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Thurs., May 25: Long Strange Trip
Mon., June 5: Dirty Dancing
Mon., June 12: TBD
Mon., June 19: The Fifth Element
Mon., July 17: The Lego Movie
Thurs., July 20: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Mon., Sept 11: Twister

Southwest Movies at Skyline Park

It doesn't get much better than a free, family-friendly movie under the stars in the heart of downtown Denver. And that's exactly what you get all summer long at Skyline Park (on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe Sts.), thanks to Southwest Airlines. Movies begin at dusk, with additional entertainment starting an hour prior. Admission is free. 

Historic Elitch Theatre Film Festival

The Historic Elitch Theatre Film Festival is a family-friendly film series that offers great movies and raises money for a great cause. Bring your blankets and lawn-chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars and help raise funds to continue the restoration of the magnificent Historic Elitch Theatre (4655 W. 37th Ave.)! Tickets are $5; gates open at 7 p.m. 

Monday Movie Madness at Infinity Park in Glendale

Enjoy free flicks in Glendale this summer during Monday Movie Madness at Infinity Park (4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Glendale). As has become tradition, viewers have voted on and chosen the movies that will be shown this year, some of which are recent box office hits combined with several classic favorites. It's free! Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7:30 p.m. 

CIVIC CENTER CINEMA

Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy and the Outdoor Cinema Network, the free Civic Center Cinema invites you to spend a few Wednesday evenings in Civic Center Park (Broadway and Colfax Ave.). Attendance is free, bike racks will be available and picnics are welcome. Food trucks open at 6 p.m. and movies begin at dusk.

Movie on the Green

Grab a blanket and a lawn chair for the outdoor Movie on the Green at Stapleton's Founders Green (29th Ave. and Roslyn St.). Films are free and concessions benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Summer 2017 lineup:

Fri., June 16: The Secret Life of Pets
Fri., June 30: Big
Fri., July 21: Moana
Fri., Aug. 4: Hidden Figures
Fri., Aug. 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story