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Where to Catch an Outdoor Movie This Summer

Family-friendly outdoor movie options around the metro area.

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There’s nothing quite like a summer night spent watching a movie under the stars. Here in Denver, there’s a plethora of outdoor viewing options for families. We’ve rounded up 16 places to catch an outdoor movie with your family. So grab the popcorn, blankets, and lawn chairs and check out one of these free or low-cost movies this summer.

Castle Rock

Starlight Movie Series

Downtown Castle Rock – Festival Park

Enjoy a street fair with family-friendly activities and music followed by a movie at dusk. Food trucks will be on site, as well as a beer booth for adults. Street fair and entertainment begins at 6 p.m., movies start at dusk. Free admission. 300 Second St., Castle Rock

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Denver

Broncos Movie Night

Broncos Stadium at Mile High

This summer, the Denver Broncos are hosting a special one-night movie event for families at the stadium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., movie begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. 1701 Bryant St., Denver

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Dive-In Movies

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Spend Friday nights at the water park this summer and enjoy screenings of family-friendly films. Park entrance closes at 6 p.m., movies begin around 7:30 p.m. Included with park admission or season pass. 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver

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Movies on The Green

Founders Green at Stapleton

Enjoy a free summer movie series under the stars at Founders Green on select Friday nights. Concession stand and food trucks available on site. Movies begin at dusk. Free admission. 29th Avenue and Roslyn Street, Denver

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Summer Movie Series

Fairmount Cemetery

The Fairmount Heritage Foundation hosts a free summer movie series, featuring a family-friendly film each month. Food and ice cream are available for purchase from food trucks on site. Free admission. 430 S. Quebec St., Denver

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Erie

Movie in the Park

Erie Community Park

Enjoy free family entertainment on the Civic Green at Erie Community Park on select Saturday nights this summer. Movies begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 450 Powers St., Erie

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Glendale

Monday Movie Madness

Infinity Park

Catch a family-friendly flick on the jumbo screen at Infinity Park, on select Monday nights this summer. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from local vendors. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Glendale

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Golden

Movies and Music in the Park

Parfet Park

Enjoy music and family-friendly movies every Friday night in August at Parfet Park in downtown Golden. Bands perform at 7 p.m., followed by a movie at dusk. Free admission. 10th St. and Washington Ave., Golden

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Highlands Ranch

Film in the Park

Civic Green Park

Take the kids to Civic Green Park for a family-friendly outdoor movie, on select Friday nights in August. Snacks are available for purchase, and movies begin at dusk. Free admission. 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch

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Morrison

Film on the Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Denver Film Society presents its 20th season of Film on the Rocks this summer at Red Rocks. Enjoy a live concert and local comedian, followed by a movie under the stars, on select summer nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands begin playing at 7 p.m., and movies start at dusk. $16 general admission. 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison

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Northglenn

Summer Movie Series

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park

Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment on select Friday nights this summer in Northglenn. Food trucks will be on site each night for moviegoers to enjoy. Movies begin at dusk, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 11701 Community Center Dr., Northglenn

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Thornton

Movies in the Park

Carpenter Park Fields

During the summer, Bellco Credit Union and the city of Thornton host free family movies on select Saturday nights in Carpenter Park. Movies start at 8 p.m. Free admission. 108th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., Thornton

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Littleton

Family Film Nights

Aspen Grove

Enjoy a family-friendly film on the lawn near Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Aspen Grove. Festivities including a bounce house, face painting, and balloon art begin at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Free admission. 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

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Westminster

Outdoor Movies in the Park

Legacy Ridge Golf Course
Westfield Village Park
Westminster City Park

Catch a free family film on select Friday nights in Westminster. Enjoy food vendors and family-friendly activities before the movie, starting at 7 p.m. Movie locations vary, check website. Free admission.

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