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Devotees of the Boulder Outdoor Cinema all know the drill: You bring your own lawn chair. Or bean bag. Or yoga mat. If you're strong and ambitious and think you might need a snooze, you bring your own couch. Whatever you choose to sit or lie upon, you get it there by dusk. Along with yourself. You don't bring booze. Or pets. Or your car. What you get is a movie under the stars, in the company of like-minded adventurers. Crave popcorn or Milk Duds? There's a concession stand on site.
This splendid Boulder tradition, now in its ninth year, continues Friday, June 11, with a showing of Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick's mordant satire of war and official madness, then changes gears on June 12 with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the delightful 1971 children's fantasy adapted from a Roald Dahl book. Later this summer, look for everything from Frankenstein and The Shining to The Sound of Music and The Godfather. In true Boulder style, BOC organizers point out, many of this summer's films were selected by the public via website balloting. Want a voice in the 2005 schedule? Log on at www.boulderoutdoorcinema.com.
For now, show up on Friday or Saturday nights at 1750 13th Street (between Arapahoe and Canyon), in the back lot of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information, go to the website or call 303-444-1351.
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