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The ten best movie events in Denver in June

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

Whether you're looking for a dip into cinema studies, a killer sports doc or a trashy romantic comedy, Denver's big screens have you covered this month. Bike to the Blake Street Tavern for 40-Year-Old Virgin, immerse yourself in the glory of five of Hitchcock's greatest films and kick your way through a few of the best soccer flicks of the year.

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The ten best movie events in Denver in June

10) Neal Cassady: The Denver Years

June 26

SIE FilmCenter

Raised in Denver, Neal Cassady exemplified the manic spirit that defined the beat generation. While his own efforts at writing failed to garner him much attention, his life became fodder for Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and beyond. Neal Cassady: The Denver Years tells the story of the rebel's rocky youth and will play one night only, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admissions and $12.50 for members.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

9) Film on the Rocks: Fight Club

June 10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

"The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club," but who wouldn't talk about the 15th Anniversary screening of this nihilistic, psychological thriller, starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Few venues in the world boast the glory of the Red Rocks Amphitheater, and few films pack such a psychological punch. The bands Flashbulb Fires and Faceman will grace the stage before the film. The film plays at 7 p.m., at Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets cost $12.75. For more information, go to Red Rocks website.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

8) Silent Film Festival: The Lost World

June 11

Chautauqua Auditorium

Long before Jurassic Park, The Lost World, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel, tells the story of a quest to find a missing professor who realized that dinosaurs still roam the earth. Featuring the pioneering stop-motion special effects of Willis O'Brien, of King Kong fame, the film will be accompanied by the Purple Squirrel Quartet and shown alongside Max Fleischer's Koko the Clown. The film plays at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $12 for the general public and $6 for members. For more information, go to

the Chautauqua website.

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The ten best movie events in Denver in June

7) Cinema Q presents: To Be Takei

June 14

SIE Filmcenter

Whether you know him from Star Trek or his hilarious Facebook posts, 77-year-old George Takei lived an amazing life: He survived the Japanese internment camps, built a successful television career and worked tirelessly for gay rights. Cinema Q presents: To Be Takei, Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the indomitable star. The film plays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for non-members and $7 for members. For more information go to the event's website.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

6) World Football Film Festival

Various dates in June

SIE Filmcenter

In advance of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, SIE FilmCenter will be hosting the World Football Film Festival--a bevy of documentaries and independent films about the global obsession with soccer, including the local film, The Life and Times of Paul and Psychic Octopus, by Alexandra O. Phillippe. For more information go to the festival's webpage.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

5) Historic Elitch Gardens Theater: The House on Haunted Hill

June 13

Historic Elitch Gardens Theater

Built in 1890, the Historic Elitch Gardens Theater hosted some of Hollywood's greatest actors: Douglas Fairbanks, Vincent Price and Grace Kelly, to name a few. This summer, the theater is raising restoration funds by sponsoring a film series featuring alumni from the stage. The House on Haunted Hill stars Vincent Price and features a classic plot: A millionaire pledges a hefty reward for five people daring enough to survive a night inside a haunted house. Rockabilly with burlesquer Cora Vette and her Chop Shop Boys opens the evening, and there will be a ghost-hunting presentation featuring the theater's haunted history. The film shows June 27, 7 p.m., at 4655 W 37th Avenue. Tickets cost $5 for adults. Kids under 13 get in free. For more information go to the Historic Elitch Theatre website.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

4) Southwest Movies at Skyline Park: Finding Nemo

June 28

Skyline Park

Get down to Skyline Park for the modern, Disney/Pixar Classic Finding Nemo, a comic tearjerker about Dory, an amnesic regal blue tang and Marlin, a clownfish father who wander the ocean, looking for his captured son Nemo. The free screening takes place at dusk, on the corner of 16th Street and Arapahoe Street. For more information go to the event website.

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The ten best movie events in Denver in June

3) Bike in Movies: Blake Street Tavern: The 40-Year-Old Virgin

June 15

Blake Street Tavern

Bike down to the Blake Street Tavern for Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin starring Steve Carell as Andy, a middle-aged-dweeb who has failed to lose his virginity, and sets out to do the deed. In the process he falls for a single Mom, and the two love-birds agree to a no-sex policy, much to the disapproval of Andy's friends. The free show starts at 9 p.m. For more information go to the Blake Street Tavern website.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

2) Film on the Rocks: Labyrinth

June 16

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Staring up at the two 350-foot monoliths that define the Red Rocks Amphitheater, it is hard not to imagine goblins lurking about, hiding amidst dinosaur bones; as such, the venue is the perfect place to watch Jim Henson's 1986, terrifying children's film, Labyrinth. The film tells the story of a teenager who accidentally wills her baby brother into the clutches of the Goblin King, played by a flamboyantly magical David Bowie. The band Grizfolk opens. The film plays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. For more information, go to the website.

The ten best movie events in Denver in June

1) Alfred Hitchcock: A Master in Transition

Beginning June 2

SIE FilmCenter

The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock started making films in the silent film era and moved to the United States where he built a reputation creating some of the most bizarre psychological thrillers that defined the genre. Each Monday in June, University of Denver's Walter Chaw will be presenting lectures on Hitchcock's films escorting audiences from his early American pictures all the way through the nihilism of his later productions. Alfred Hitchcock: A Master in Transition starts June 2, at 7 p.m., at the SIE FilmCenter. All five weeks of the course cost $175 for the public and $150 for Denver Film Society members. For more information, go to the event website.

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465

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Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

720-381-0813

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Historic Elitch Theatre
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Chautauqua Auditorium

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Boulder, CO 80302

303-440-7666

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Skyline Park

16th and Arapahoe streets
Denver, CO 80202


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