Treasure Hunt

There’s nothing new under the sun — and that proverb especially applies to the film world. It seems like Hollywood just can’t leave a great movie alone; every year, the industry remakes at least one awesome film, turning memorable characters and riveting plots into unwatchable shlock. That’s why film buffs are well aware that sometimes oldies are golden for a reason. And for the people who appreciate the very best classic movies Hollywood has to offer, Moonlight Movie Mondays on the rooftop at Bar Standard is the only place to spend a Monday evening in the summertime.

Tonight’s offering: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, the 1948 Tim Holt/Humphrey Bogart vehicle that tells the story of three gringos prospecting in the Sierra Madre Mountains post-Mexican Revolution, seeking treasure and combating both gangs of bandits and personal greed. It’s the origin of the oft-misquoted (but nonetheless famous) line “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!” Paul Thomas Anderson watched Treasure before bed while writing his award-winning 2007 film There Will Be Blood. (Told you there was nothing new under the sun!)

Doors open tonight at 7 p.m., and the film starts at sunset; admission is $5. Bar Standard is at 1037 Broadway. Call 303-832-8628 or visit for information and a schedule; Moonlight Movie Mondays continue through September 14.
Mon., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., 2009

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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