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5 unique movie adventures this week in Denver

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For those who want a unique film-watching experience, here's a list of what's happening this week around the metro area:

July 7 - Monday Movie Madness
A free outdoor event sure to satisfy the whole family. Hosted at Infinity Parks in Glendale, tonight's feature film is Big, starring Tom Hanks. Being a kid can be tough. For 12-year-old Josh, running into a carnival machine that grants wishes seems like a dream come true. But when his wish to be big comes true, he finds himself stuck in a grown-man's body. Scared out by his mother, Josh seeks help from his best friend to figure out how to cope with his strange new situation. Along the way, he manages to win a high-paying job and gets himself entangled in a bit of romance.

The movie starts at 8pm on Infinity Parks field. Check their website for a list of permitted items and policies.

July 8 – Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence catches fire at Red Rocks this Tuesday. In the sequel to young adult sensation The Hunger Games, protagonist Katniss Everdeen learns that surviving the annual event doesn't guarantee her safety. She and co-winner Peeta Mellark head off on a Victory Tour, where hints of a rebellion against the Capitol stirs trouble—and a special 75th Hunger Games event that pits winners of previous games together for what could become the deadliest yet.

The summer film series' latest show features all the usual pre-show festivities. Boy & Bear and Inner Oceans perform live at 7pm, with the feature film starting at 8. Doors open at 6:30, with general admission tickets priced for $12. Check the Denver Film Society's website for special VIP opportunities.

July 9 – Upstream Color
Denver Film Society and the Denver Museum of Nature&Science present a summer sci-fi series. Join scientists from the museum and MSU's Professor Vincent Piturro, PhD as they break down the science behind popular sci-fi films, lead discussions on alternative scenarios, and distinguish science fact from fiction.

The series starts this Wednesday with Upstream Color. “A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives” (IMDb).

Tickets for the scifi series can be purchased individually or for a full-run pass. Individual tickets are $12 for members (DFS and DMNS), $15 for nonmembers, or $8 (per film) for students. Show starts at 7pm at the Sie Film Center on Colfax.

July 9 – Movies On The Square
Princess Elsa and the cast of Frozen make an outdoor appearance at Southlands Square in Aurora this Wednesday starting at 7:30pm. The free family entertainment includes a pre-show and the chance to win a prize if you dress up as your favourite characters.

July 11 – Films On Tap
First drink on the house for those 50 lucky early birds who come out to see Sharknado at the Sie Film Center. This is more than the typical evening showtime. Films On Tap is a long-standing tradition of drinking games plus the added bonus of being one giant party. Show starts at 9:30pm and includes such rules as:

  • drink every time you see ominous shark fins
  • drink if there's a misappropriated Jaws reference
  • drink if a main character should die, but doesn't
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