Film on the Rocks Will Screen Black Panther, The Last Jedi and More

Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host the nineteenth edition of Film on the Rocks.EXPAND
Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host the nineteenth edition of Film on the Rocks.
Brandon Thrift
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Each year, Denver film lovers look forward to the annual Film on the Rocks screenings, when the Denver Film Society takes over Red Rocks Amphitheatre to show cult classics, indie hits and blockbusters alike.

This year's lineup includes recent mega-hits Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which was directed by Denver's own Rian Johnson), as well as Heathers, The Big Lebowski, Goonies, Happy Gilmore and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

"Denver Film Society continues to celebrate not only the best of film, but also the fun of film with this year's Film on the Rocks series," said Denver Film Festival director Britta Erickson in a statement announcing the lineup.  "Kicking off with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Denver's home-grown talent in Rian Johnson, is the perfect way to take audiences on exciting adventures in the most scenic of places."

The screenings include:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Tuesday, May 15

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Monday, June 11

Monday, June 18

The Big Lebowski
Monday, July 9

Happy Gilmore
Monday, July 23

The Goonies
Tuesday, August 7

Black Panther
Monday, August 13

As part of these evenings (which start at 6 p.m.), the Denver Film Society gives up-and-coming local bands the chance to perform before the movies, offering smaller acts one of the few shots they have at playing Red Rocks before blowing up; each evening also spotlights a comedian.

The full list of those acts will be available when tickets go on sale.

General admission tickets to each evening are $15 and will be available starting Friday, April 20, at the Denver Film Society website.

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