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Film on the Rocks 2021 combines popular drive-in with amphitheatre shows scheduled for late summer

Denver Film announces full FOTR lineup and ticket on-sale

DENVER – April 14, 2021 – As one of the most popular and highly attended summer film events in the region, the Film on the Rocks Summer Series is back with a schedule that combines the ultra-cool and popular Drive-In program introduced last summer and a limited run of in- amphitheatre shows to close out the 2021 Film on the Rocks season.

Denver Film and Denver Arts & Venues today announced the lineup and plans for the 22nd edition of the Film on the Rocks Summer Series. After much acclaim in 2020, this year’s program will again feature Film on the Rocks – Drive-In and will offer guests a chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind drive-in experience at the iconic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Based on guidance from the City, and the reopening of the amphitheatre for concerts, Film on the Rocks will also be moving back into the amphitheatre for shows on July 12, 19 and August 2.

“We’re very excited to offer our audience the best of both worlds for this year’s Film on the Rocks series,” said Denver Film Director of Marketing and Partnerships Kevin Smith. “Our audiences loved having an opportunity to get out in a convenient, safe and beautiful environment last summer to enjoy a film, and we know that everyone is eager to get back into the amphitheatre and take in the full scope of this iconic setting.”

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, with a special six-day run, films will be screened at the Drive- In and then 5 nights per week over the following three weeks.

Tickets for Film on the Rocks go on sale April 16 at 10 a.m. at or Drive-In tickets are $59.50 per car, per evening. All ticketed cars receive a package including two bottles of Coca-Cola product, City Pop popcorn, and theater-sized M&M’s and Twizzlers.

Tickets for in-venue shows are $16 for general admission and $32 for VIP reserved seating. Each in-venue film will include a pre-show performance by local musicians and comedians.

Each Drive-In film will be presented on an LED screen located in the Red Rocks Lower South Lot 2 parking area with audio delivered via a designated FM radio frequency.

“After an incredibly successful Drive-In season at Red Rocks last year, which included sellout shows and rave reviews from our guests, we’re thrilled to be able to offer both the Drive-In and in amphitheatre Film on the Rocks experience for this summer tradition,” said Denver Film CEO James Mejia. “From our partners at Arts & Venues, to our sponsors and dedicated film-loving fan base, we’re incredibly grateful for the support and excited to launch the Film on the Rocks season this summer.”

“The reinvention of Film on the Rocks as a Drive-In last year was a highlight for our guests. We’re excited to bring back the concept, and provide a great line-up of films in the shadow of Red Rocks,” said Venue Manager Tad Bowman. “As we reopen the amphitheatre this summer, having Film on the Rocks back in venue for three shows will be the perfect finale to a great Film on the Rocks season.”

With gates opening at 7:30 p.m. and films starting at 8:30 p.m., the 2021 Film on the Rocks Drive-In schedule includes:

Week 1 (5/26-5/31)

  • Wednesday, May 26 — DIRTY DANCING
  • Thursday, May 27 — JAWS
  • Friday, May 28 — ENTER THE DRAGON
  • Saturday, May 29 — THE SANDLOT
  • Sunday, May 30 — BEETLEJUICE
  • Monday, May 31 — ALIENS

Week 2 (6/2-6/6)

  • Wednesday, June 2 — PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
  • Friday, June 4 — THE AVENGERS
  • Saturday, June 5 — COMING TO AMERICA
  • Sunday, June 6 — FANTASTIC FOX

Week 3 (6/9-6/13)

  • Wednesday, June 9 — LA BAMBA
  • Thursday, June 10 — MOULIN ROUGE
  • Friday, June 11 — BLACK PANTHER
  • Saturday, June 12 — THE LOST BOYS
  • Sunday, June 13 — GOLDENEYE

Week 4 (6/16-6/20)

  • Wednesday, June 16 — DO THE RIGHT THING
  • Thursday, June 17 — LEGALLY BLONDE
  • Friday, June 18 — RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
  • Saturday, June 19 — INDEPENDENCE DAY
  • Sunday, June 20 — THE SHINING

With doors opening at 6:30 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m., and movies starting at dusk, the 2021 Film on the Rocks – In Amphitheatre schedule includes:

  • Monday, July 12 – CASINO ROYALE
  • Monday, July 19 – JURASSIC PARK
  • Monday, August 2– THE PRINCESS BRIDE


Sponsors of the 2021 Film on the Rocks include:

AOR, Capital One Café, SCFD, Visit Denver, and Xfinity


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.


About Denver Arts & Venues:

Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

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