Outdoor film fans, rejoice! One of the most anticipated puzzle pieces to the Red Rocks summer schedule has just been announced, the line-up for the sixteenth season of the beloved Film On The Rocks series, and it has something for just about everybody. Nine dates are polished and ready to go for bringing the big screen to one of the world’s greatest amphitheaters, including two on prime weekend nights, just in case your school-night fun hangover has become a problem recently. Here is more information from today’s release, followed by the list of movies with their trailers. Enjoy!
Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the line-up for the 2015 edition of Film on the Rocks (FOTR). Presented by Pepsi, the 16th season includes nine events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.
"Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to Summer and Film on the Rocks is a Colorado Summer tradition," said Britta Erickson, Festival Director for the Denver Film Society. "We are so excited to kick off the season on the holiday weekend and bring cult-classic and fan-favorite films, great music and comedy to the iconic and beautiful Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre throughout the Summer."
"Peak Experience" ticket packages return again this year for the ultimate Film on the Rocks experience. For each show guests can choose the VIP experience by selecting the Party Bus VIP or Trading Post Pre-Party VIP. The Party Bus VIP experience starts at Blake Street Tavern, includes food, drinks and a ride with Sunset Limo to and from the show. The Trading Post Pre-Party VIP option includes catering by Steuben's Food Truck, music from DJ Gatsby (Westword ‘Best of’ Winner), and activities by Play Mile High. Both VIP ticket options include free food, drinks and preferred seating in the amphitheatre.
Film on the Rocks is curated and produced by the Denver Film Society on behalf of the City and County of Denver's Division of Arts & Venues. The program was created in 2000 with a vision to provide an affordable opportunity for the community to enjoy film and live entertainment at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The first film screened in the program was Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. In 2014, more than 65,000 people attended Film on the Rocks.
Tickets on sale beginning Thursday, May 14 at noon, $12.00 General Admission (higher on day of show at Red Rocks Box Office) & $42 and up for VIP Peak Experience packages.
Convenient Print-at-Home tickets and Mobile tickets available at www.denverfilm.org
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands begin playing at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk.
Film on the Rocks is presented by Pepsi and the Denver Film Society. In partnership with: SCFD, Denver Arts & Venues, Red Rocks, Blake Street Tavern, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Comedy Works, Conoco, KBCO, LoveHopeStrength, Play Mile High, RMCAD, Steuben's, Sunset Limo, Brown Forman, Colorado HealthOp, Eldorado Natural Springwater, Jeep, MillerCoors, Treasury Wine Estates and Westword.
Online & Social Media: www.denverfilm.org "Like" Film on the Rocks on Facebook (Facebook.com/FilmontheRocks) & Denver Film Society (Facebook.com/DenverFilm), "Follow" Denver Film Society on Twitter (@DenverFilm), join the conversation using the hashtag #FilmontheRocks
2015 Film On The Rocks schedule:
9) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Saturday, May 23 with Strawberry Runners and special guest Plume Varia
The first two Hunger Games films have been a good luck charm for Film On The Rocks, with both selling out the massive venue, and chances are high that audiences are ready for a journey back to the Capitol before Mockingjay Part 2 hits theaters this winter.
8) Super Troopers
Tuesday, June 2 with Strange Americans and special guest Bonnie And The Beard
Get ready to ride along with this cult comedy hit, which just set a a new Kickstarter crowdfunding record for a sequel. Get your tickets right MEOW!
7) The Shining
Tuesday, June 9 with Munly & The Lupercalians and special guest Stella Luce
All we can say is that's it's been a while since this screened at FOTR, and the last time, the soundtrack alone left nerves rattled all over the place.
6) The Princess Bride
Monday, June 15 with Jux County and special guest Clouds & Mountains
The perennial cult classic returns with enough time to sell out in days. Better grab those tickets fast on this one.
5) Jurassic Park
Tuesday, June 23 with the School Of Rock All-Stars
The new Jurassic World is sure to be a hit and leave you thirsty to go back to a summer when dinosaurs truly ruled the earth.
4) Pretty Woman
Friday, July 31 with SHEL and special guest Moses
It's the 25th anniversary of this classic romantic comedy that launched Julia Roberts into the acting stratosphere. If you miss it, you'll be making a big mistake. HUGE.
3) The Breakfast Club
Wednesday, August 26 with Jen Korte & The Loss and special guest The Dirty Femmes
The thirtieth anniversary of this John Hughes masterpiece will give you all of the feel of a high school reunion without any of the awkward conversations or weight gain.
2) Guardians Of The Galaxy
Monday, August 31 with Kaleo and special guest Blue Book
Last year's epic Marvel Universe hit is back to make you laugh, cry and shout with an action-packed blast. And who doesn't want to see 7,500 people all dancing like Baby Groot while jamming out to the Jackson 5?
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1) Super Sexy Secret Season Finale – To Be Announced At A Later Date
Wednesday, September 2 with special TBD artists
What will it be? What will it be? And how sexy will it really be? We'll all just have to wait with bated breath until a later date!
It should be pointed out that this year, tickets WILL NOT be available at King Soopers locations. They will only be sold at denverfilm.org, in-person at the Sie FilmCenter, or day of at the Red Rocks Box Office.