Movie on the Rocks is again.
The favored film sequence at Crimson Rocks Amphitheatre, which might have celebrated its 21st season earlier this 12 months, is returning beneath pandemic restrictions as a drive-in sequence programmed by Denver Movie.
“It took a bit time to get the small print coordinated,” mentioned Keith Garcia, inventive director of Denver Movie’s Sie FilmCenter and a longtime programmer of Movie on the Rocks. “However we needed to ensure that amid all of the drive-ins popping up, ours was the very best it may presumably be and had our stamp of high quality.”
Starting Aug. 13-16, Denver Movie will display 4 totally different titles on a weekly foundation with as much as 300 vehicles ticketed for every occasion. Every movie will probably be offered on an LED display positioned within the Crimson Rocks’ Decrease South Lot 2 parking space, with audio delivered through a delegated FM radio frequency, Denver Movie official mentioned. Visitors will probably be required to stay inside their automobiles all through the occasions.
The display, which Denver Movie is renting, is the most important drive-in film display in Colorado, in keeping with Denver Movie, and marks Crimson Rocks’ first-ever experiment with drive-in films. As a lot because the nonprofit, which places on the Denver Movie Pageant, has invested in digital cinema in current weeks, Garcia is happy to point out movies of their authentic, big-screen glory — and in an setting not tormented by visitors and metropolis lights, as some metro-area drive-ins are.
“What excited me most was the chance to curate one thing ongoing,” mentioned Garcia, who expects the sequence will probably be prolonged far past the primary three weeks of programming that have been introduced right this moment. “Favourite films are folks’s consolation meals throughout this pandemic, so we needed to current a mixture of Movie on the Rocks favorites” and new titles.
The truth is, a number of the scheduled titles for the standard, now-scuttled 21st season — which generally takes place in the principle amphitheater with a median attendance of 8,000 folks — will seem on this schedule, corresponding to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (see the total schedule under).
“However we didn’t wish to simply throw in the entire kitchen sink but,” Garcia mentioned. “So we’re beginning with movies that nod to the situation, corresponding to ‘Grease’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ which I hope will grow to be a brand new traditional.”
Tickets for Movie on the Rocks: Drive-In are on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at denverfilm.org or redrocksonline.com/movie. They value $59.50 per automotive, per night. and embody a package deal together with “two bottles of Coca-Cola product, Metropolis Pop popcorn, and theater-sized M&M’s and Twizzlers,” Denver Movie mentioned in a press assertion. As well as, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches will probably be out there for discounted pre-purchase on-line, or cashless cost on-site (together with sandwich, cookies, chips and drink).
Gates at Crimson Rocks will open at 6 p.m. on movie nights, with screenings beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“The plan is to maintain it going into November and use that LED display as a part of the Denver Movie Pageant, quite than opening on the Ellie (Caulkins Opera Home),” mentioned Britta Erickson, director of the Denver Movie Pageant. “Some distributors solely need their movies screened theatrically, and we’re negotiating with them to see if the drive-in display suits the invoice.”
WEEK 1 (Aug. 13-16)
Thursday, Aug. 13 – GREASE
Friday, Aug. 14 – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Saturday, Aug. 15 – INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Sunday, Aug. 16 – THE GOONIES
WEEK 2 (Aug. 20-23)
Thursday, Aug. 20 – CLUELESS
Friday, Aug. 21 – SCREAM
Saturday, Aug. 22 – THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Sunday, Aug. 23 – RUDY
WEEK 3 (Aug. 27-30)
Thursday, Aug. 27 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Friday, Aug. 28 – ROBOCOP
Saturday, Aug. 29 – JURASSIC PARK
Sunday, Aug. 30 – FIELD OF DREAMS
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