The ten best movie events in Denver in August
With summer fading away, the studios are releasing the last blockbusters and many moviegoers are dreading the pre-Oscar lull. Fear not, cinephiles. Denver's movie scene is vibrant. This month you can huddle up and catch a doc at Sports Authority Field, drink a beer and watch a horror flick at Crash 45 or sit back in the comfort of the Alamo Drafthouse and have dinner and drinks watching 1970s New York street gangs clobber each other to death. Whether you love classics, horror, sci-fi, sports or art films, August has plenty for you.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory August in Denver features a wide variety of cinematic treasures.
10) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Gene Wilder stars as the title character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a hallucinogenic children's film about a Dickensian boy, Charlie, reared on cabbage soup and squalor, who wins a golden ticket to tour the eccentric Wonka's candy factory. Charlie joins a cadre of bratty ticket-winning kids who plummet into infinite trouble as they tour the factory, which is as magical as it is perilous. This free screening starts at 8.
9) 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
While this year's Cruel Summer Horror Series features a variety of terrifying zombie films, if you can only see one, check out Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. Head for the patio at Crash 45, grab a drink, and brace yourself for the 2002 post-apocalyptic zombie feature that paved the way for The Walking Dead and World War Z. This free screening starts at 8:30.
Get swept off your feet at Skyline Park by Alfonso Cuarón's anxiety-inducing Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Merging technological achievement with narrative minimalism, the riveting film is proof that science-fiction producers need not blow up the universe to create stories that audiences care about. This free screening kicks off at dusk.
Read on for the rest of the best ten screenings in August.