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Summer Scream set for August 24 at historic Lakeside Amusement Park

Denver Film fundraiser will pay tribute to the 90s with live performances, comedy, music, magic and even a little pro-wrestling

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DENVER – May 10, 2023 – Denver Film announced today that it will host its annual Summer Scream fundraiser, Aug. 24 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the historic Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd. A limited quantity of four-pack tickets for the age 21-plus, end-of-summer event are available for $225 and go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. at Individual tickets, on sale at a later date, are $75.

In addition to unlimited rides and nightlong open bars, Summer Scream will celebrate its 11th anniversary with nostalgic ‘90s-themed thrills, including live music and an immersive experience.

“To quote Jesse Spano, ‘we’re so excited, we’re so excited!’ to be back making Summer Scream the best thing going in the dog days of August,” said Chris Getzen who, along with Andrew Novick will serve as immersive creators for this year’s event. “This year, you’ll be able to see live performances, comedy, music, magic, hear local history, and even see pro-wrestling that will happen no place else. You can tell your parents you’re staying at a friends’ to watch The Real World. Just be sure to return those videotapes before you come!” 

Summer Scream is the only private, cultural event to take over Denver’s iconic Lakeside Amusement park – all in support of Denver Film.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing just what Chris (Getzen) and Andrew (Novick) have in store for us at this year’s Summer Scream,” said Denver Film CEO Kevin Smith. “From Millenials and Gen Zs whose lives took shape during this crazy decade, to anyone who celebrates, this year’s immersive experience is going to be ‘all that and a bag of chips.’”


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About Denver Film

Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, Denver Film provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.

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