Theres something ever so glorious about watching a movie from a lawn chair under the stars, caressed by the breeze and lit by moonshine while the little kids giggle and the big ones cuddle and smooch. Its good, and its usually free, and it almost doesnt matter what the movie might be. Everyone should have a piece of this kind of mini-vacation on a summers night. Is that really so much to ask? But ever since the City of Aurora announced earlier this spring that it wouldnt be bringing Flicks on the FAX back to Fletcher Plaza this summer, Ive lamented that even one of these strongholds of foolish serendipity has so unceremoniously lost its footing or should I say funding and bit the dust, just like that. Its Denver-urban counterpart, River Flicks, an August tradition in the Central Platte Valley, wont be back, either at least not this year, due to a scheduling conflict with the DNC.
So, outdoor cinemateers, its time to count your blessings. There are still a few choices left, beginning with this fine replacement, which debuts tonight: Glendale will enter the free-film fray when the very first Movies on the Pitch screening, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, lights up the JumboTron at that townships fancy new Infinity Park rugby palace, 4599 East Tennessee Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m.-ish. See www.infinityparkatglendale.com/summerevents/movienight.html for a complete schedule. And, as the summer nights warm up, rest assured that Films on Fillmore, Aspen Groves Family Film Festival, Stapletons Family Film Night and the time-honored Boulder Outdoor Cinema will all be back in business. For details, see the Film Events/Series listings at westword.com, then sit back and enjoy.
Wed., June 11, 2008