Everyone loves the summer celebration that is Film on the Rocks, and here's why: It's got comedy, local bands, cult-favorite movies and a party atmosphere, all under the stars at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the most beautiful outdoor venue in the world. This year's new host, Sam Tallent, will keep spirits high with comedic banter tonight for FOTR's fifteenth-anniversary screening of Fight Club (which acknowledges the milestone for both the Red Rocks series and the action-packed Brad Pitt vehicle); before the movie, Flashbulb Fires and FaceMan will rev up the audience with tunes.
“It is not summer in Colorado without Film on the Rocks,” notes Denver Film Society festival programmer Britta Erickson. Damn right.
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And there's more: Among films still coming up this season are tribute screenings for Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, July 1) and Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, August 25), as well as what must be FOTR's most popular selection of all time, The Big Lebowski, for the series finale on September 2. General admission is $12.25, or you can opt for your choice of VIP party-bus packages, which include dinner, drinks, bus transportation to Red Rocks from the Blake Street Tavern and back and VIP seating during the show (prices start at $37).
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; reserve tickets online at denverfilm.org (prices are slightly higher at the Red Rocks box office, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison, on the day of the event). Visit film.redrocksonline.com/fotr for a complete schedule.
Tue., June 10, 8 p.m., 2014