Basalt Summer Cinema
Movies in the Park!
Please join us for Basalt’s own version of an outdoor “walk-in” movie theatre: BASALT SUMMER CINEMA: MOVIES IN THE PARK. Beginning June 10th, and continuing every second and fourth Saturday through September 10, six feature films will be shown in Lions Park on a 16-foot inflatable screen with four Eurolive outdoor speakers at each corner.
Gates open at 7 pm for a pre-movie community picnic and the movies will start after sunset. Folding chairs, Picnic dinners, blankets, small umbrellas, flashlights and maybe a jacket are recommended. Costumes are encouraged!
* BEER, WINE & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE PARK **
Here’s the starting line-up [see below for descriptions and ratings]:
|June 10||Singing In The Rain||Downtown Basalt
|July 15||Hook||Downtown Basalt
|August 12||E.T||Downtown Basalt
The series, presented by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, is designed to appeal to a range of ages and interests. The events are organized in part by Haley Thompson, board member and president of Comet Productions LLC. “Movies have the great power to bring people together,” said Thompson, who grew up in Basalt and is now a film editor. “We hope lots of people will come out to enjoy movies under the stars and be part of the future planning.”
The Chamber invested nearly $5,000 in equipment and planning for the movie series and has attracted a strong network of early sponsors and supporters. We’d like to thank our 2017 sponsors:
- Town of Basalt
- Alpine Bank
- Midland Shoe
- Touchstone Business Advisers
Additional sponsors are needed each year to support the ongoing production and fund future movies. Top level sponsors are recognized in the pre-movie features and video advertising opportunities are available.
For information on sponsorship and supporting future events contact: email@example.com
Presented by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit, 501(c)6, organization of business and professional men and women, was established in 1983 to promote the economic and civic well-being of Basalt and the surrounding community. Working with a small staff, volunteer board and committees, the Chamber supports nearly 500 members and serves as a catalyst for business growth, encouraging entrepreneurship, cultivating business alliances and fostering economic opportunity.
Directions to Get There
Lions Park in Downtown Basalt, Get There
2017 Basalt Summer Cinema Series: Movies in the Park
Singing In The Rain | 1952 | Not Rated
In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina’s latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina – well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to “aspire”, or will she get the break she deserves?
Hook | 1991 | Rated: PG
Peter Pan has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter. Captain Hook kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell. With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.
E.T. | 1982 | Rated: PG
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
[Descriptions from IMDB and Wikipedia]
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Labyrinth and Purple Rain