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Outdoor Summer Movies in Denver

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

Film on the Rocks is back for its 25th season with five events throughout the summer! 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 dusk. Tickets are now on sale, and they go fast!

  • June 10, 2024: The Matrix
  • June 24, 2024: Shrek
  • July 8, 2024: Wizard of Oz
  • July 8, 2024: The Wizard of Oz
  • July 15, 2024: Deadpool
  • Aug. 19, 2024: Mad Max: Fury Road

Outdoor Movies in Denver​

Avanti Presents: Summer Movie Series

Join the film buffs at Avanti F and B every Thursday during the summer at 8:30 p.m. Head to the patio for themed specialty drinks, food specials, costume contests and free movies under the stars!

  • May 16, 2024: The Big Lebowski 
  • May 23, 2024: Step Brothers 
  • May 30, 2024: The Sex and the City Movie
  • June 6, 2024: The Princess Bride 
  • June 13, 2024: Top Gun: Maverick 
  • June 20, 2024: Friday 
  • June 27, 2024: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • July 4, 2024: The Sandlot 
  • July 11, 2024: Barbie
  • July 18, 2024: Dodgeball 
  • July 25, 2024: Moulin Rouge 
  • Aug. 1, 2024: Anchorman 
  • Aug. 8, 2024: Super Troopers 
  • Aug. 15, 2024: Shrek 
  • Aug. 22, 2024: Animal House 
  • Aug. 29, 2024: Legally Blonde 
  • Sept. 5, 2024: Happy Gilmore 
  • Sept. 12, 2024: Mean Girls

Movies on the Green

Grab a blanket and a lawn chair for the Movies on the Green 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 7, 2024
  • June 21, 2024
  • July 5, 2024
  • July 19, 2024

Dive-in Movies at Elitch Gardens

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

  • July 12, 2024: Migration
  • July 19, 2024: Wonka
  • July 26, 2024: Monsters, Inc.

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema is an annual outdoor movie series that takes place at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, just outside of the Galleria next to Boettcher Concert Hall. In partnership with Denver Film, every summer is dedicated to films that celebrate a particular genre, director, art form or theme. This year the outdoor film + entertainment series highlights food-centric features that will tickle the tastebuds. There will also be performances presented by Dazzle before the films, along with themed food trucks, drinks and other cinema snacks available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., pre-show entertainment starts at 7:15 p.m., and ilms begin at dusk. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring chairs, blankets, family and friends to the Arts Complex and enjoy the show! All events are FREE, but please register on Eventbrite.

Check back for the 2024 lineup!

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. 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! 

Check back for the 2024 lineup!


Outdoor Movies Near Denver

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 the last Saturday of the month from May to September. Pick up snacks, dinner and drinks to-go at one of Stanley Marketplace’s restaurants, bars or brewery and bring them out to the field to enjoy with family, friends and community at this free event.

  • May 25, 2024: Wonka
  • June 29, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • Aug. 31, 2024
  • Sept. 18, 2024

Movie Nights at Infinity Park in Glendale

Enjoy free flicks in Glendale this summer during Movie Nights at Infinity Park. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and pack their own coolers with whatever they need to enjoy the show! Food will also be available for purchase from an on-site food truck. Dogs are welcome to attend, but organizers ask that you keep your four-legged friends on the Festival Plaza on the south side of the stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. 

  • June 10, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • June 24, 2024: The Marvels
  • July 8, 2024: Trolls Band Together
  • July 22, 2024: Barbie
  • Oct. 14, 2024: Halloweentown

​​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. Live music, pre-show activities and food concessions start at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

  • May 24, 2024: Barbie (Westminster City Park)
  • June 14, 2024: Minions: The Rise of Gru (Westminster High School)
  • July 12, 2024: Wish (Amherst Park)
  • Aug. 23, 2024: Super Mario Bros the Movie (Legacy Ridge Golf Course)
  • Sept. 13, 2024: Migration (McFall Park)

Summer Neighborhood Movie Series in Northglenn

In partnership with Neighborhood Nights, Northglenn's streets will transform into open-air theaters. Families and friends gather under the stars, bringing blankets and snacks for a unique outdoor cinema experience that fosters community connections and lasting memories. Stay tuned to see when Neighborhood Nights will be coming to your neighborhood!

  • July 18, 2024
  • July 24, 2024
  • Aug. 1, 2024
  • Aug. 8, 2024

Movies in the Park in Edgewater

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for movies under the stars in Edgewater's Citizen's Park! Admission is free, food and ice cream trucks will be serving up treats for purchase. Movies begin at dusk. 

Check back for the 2024 lineup!

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.

Check back for the 2024 lineup!


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 "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" and more!

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