If you love to take in an event at Red Rocks Amphitheater in the foothills west of Denver, you can’t beat Film on the Rocks, a summer movie festival sponsored by the Denver Film Society. There’s nothing like enjoying a picnic dinner, band concert, and a favorite movie under starlit sky in this unique setting.
Tickets to 2010 Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks
Tickets for the movie festival cost $10.40 at any King Soopers store, or buy them online for $10.00 plus a $4.00 handling fee at www.DenverFilm.org. If you buy them the day of the show, you can purchase them at the Red Rocks box office for $12.00 each.
Film on the Rocks Movies This Summer
This year’s festival will feature ten movies, each preceded by a live band concert. Here’s a list of the movies and bands by date:
• June 8 – The Hangover
Bands: Pirate Signal/Kinetix
• June 15 – Princess Bride
Bands: Voltage/Northern Way
• June 22 – Speed
Bands: Epilogues/Alpha Rev
• June 30 – A John Hughes Film (decided by voters at www.Westword.com)
Bands: Zach Heckendorf/Ian Cooke
• July 6 – Raising Arizona
Bands: Danielle Ate the Sandwich/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
• July 13 – Superbad
Bands: Kevin Mileski/John Common
• July 19 – Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Band: Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors
• July 27 – Clueless
Band: Bop Skizzum
• August 3 – The Lost Boys
Band: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
• August 11 – Across the Universe
Bands: Something Underground/Beatles Review
Dinner at Red Rocks’ Ship Rock Grille
If you prefer to buy your dinner at the Amphitheatre, stop by Red Rocks’ Ship Rock Grille before the band starts playing and the movie begins. Located in the Visitor Center, you can enjoy a full menu accented by beautiful Colorado scenery. It’s a good idea to make reservations. Just call 303-697-4939, extension 111.
Film on the Rocks – Helpful Tips
Tickets for Film on the Rocks are general admission which means no assigned seats. Just come a bit early – gates open 90 minutes ahead of the event, parking lots open 30 minutes ahead – to find a good spot and enjoy your evening.
You can bring coolers no larger than 12- by 17-inches; food; non-alcoholic beverages in labeled plastic containers; pillows; blankets; seat cushions; rain coats; ponchos; binoculars; small umbrellas; and folding umbrella-style strollers. The rule is that all the items you bring must be able to fit under the ledge of your seat.
On the “do not bring” list you’ll find: alcohol, lawn chairs, framed backpacks, grills, glass bottles, aluminum cans; animals; skateboards; or inline skates.
Red Rocks Parking
And then there’s parking at Red Rocks. If you want a work out, park at one of the lower lots north or east of the amphitheatre. There are lots of steps, so you will have earned your dinner by the time you get to the seating area. If walking a long way and climbing steps if difficult for you, or just not your thing, plan on parking at the Top Circle Lot situated just off West Alameda parkway near Red Rocks visitor center on the west side. You’ll find shuttle services available for individuals with disabilities here as well.
For complete information go to www.redrocksonline.com