Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater announces fall schedule in Minturn
Minturn — Blue Starlite Drive-In, a boutique drive-in movie experience known as the “Highest Little Drive-In in the world,” announces fall movie programming set to run through Oct. 31 due to popular demand in Minturn.
Blue Starlite Drive-In first opened its summer series in 2016 in Little Beach Park, nestled between the Minturn cliffs and the Eagle River.
The location in Little Beach Park can accommodate up to 45 cars, as well as a comfortable separate outdoor seating and s’mores roasting area.
Films are shown on a 30-foot pop-up screen, and the experience includes ’50s-style friendly customer service and a classic movie concession stand featuring popcorn and traditional movie candy.
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Also available are campfire-roasted s’mores, exclusive drive-in doughnuts curated by Northside Kitchen & Coffee, and treats for kids of all ages by Colorado-based Fuzziwigs Candy Factory.
“Minturn is a very special place,” said Josh Frank, owner of Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-in. “This summer, we’ve had an incredible season with the Minturn community and welcomed new fans joining us this season from all over the valley and even driving in from Denver. We have been in talks with Minturn for a while about expanding our season and they were enthusiastic about working together with us to offer this unique entertainment experience to valley residents”
Classic films, classic setting
September’s films include classics like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” alongside family favorites “The Princess Bride,” “The Neverending Story,” and Minturn summer series favorite, a sing-a-long version of the American musical classic “Grease.”
During the month of October, the Drive-In will offer Halloween-themed films including “The Shining,” “Beetlejuice,” “Ghostbusters,” and John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Also included in the recently expanded lineup is a tribute to legendary filmmaker George A. Romero with “Night of the Living Dead,” as well as a special showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” This will be accompanied by a special pop-up candy shop by Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, which includes the specially crafted butterbeer made famous by the Harry Potter movies and books.
Movies take place in Little Beach Park in Minturn. For more information, visit http://www.GoMinturn.com.
Sept. 16, 8 p.m. — Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sept. 23, 8 p.m. — Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sept. 30, 8 p.m. — Grease, the sing-along
Oct. 7, 7 p.m. — Beetlejuice
Oct. 14, 7 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
Oct. 14, 9:30 p.m. — The Shining
Oct. 21, 7 p.m. — Beetlejuice
Oct. 27, 7 p.m. — Ghostbusters, with pre-show screening of Charlie Brown Halloween Special
Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m. — The Shining
Oct. 28, 7 p.m. — Beetlejuice, with pre-show screening of Charlie Brown Halloween Special
Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m. — Halloween
Oct. 31, 7 p.m. — Ghostbusters, with pre-show screening of Charlie Brown Halloween Special
Oct. 31, 9:30 p.m. — Halloween
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