A&E briefs: Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater announces “highest drive-in” in Minturn | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater announces “highest drive-in” in Minturn

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Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In — Austin, Texas’ boutique drive-in theater experience with a satellite location in Miami — will pop up this summer in Minturn, Colorado. The drive-in will be located at Little Beach Park and will provide enough space to accommodate 40 cars who can tune into the film on FM radios, as well as a sitting area for film fans to set up their picnic blankets and enjoy watching movies beneath the night sky.

To celebrate the opening of the “highest drive-in the country,” at an elevation of 7,861 feet, the theater will operate from July 6 till Aug. 12 showing some of cinemas greatest movies on a custom 30-foot pop-up screen. The drive-in will feature Blue Starlite’s famous 50s-friendly customer service, a traditional concessions stand, signature campfire-roasted s’mores as well as offer food options from some of Minturn’s best local proprietors.

Kicking the season off on July 6, Blue Starlite will have a soft opening with the classic Clint Eastwood spaghetti western “A Fistful Of Dollars” with an après drive-In party at the legendary Minturn Saloon, that was patronized by Eastwood himself. Following the opening night, there will be showings of other cult classics throughout the month such as, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc,” a special sing-a-long version of “Grease” and family favorite “The Goonies.” Additional screenings and movies will be added to the line up if demand increases.

Movies will be shown nightly at 8:30 p.m. at Blue Starlite’s Little Beach Park theater located at 801 Ed6, Minturn. Start times and schedule are subject to change, so please visit bluestarlitedrivein.com/ for the most up-to-date listings.

Leadville History Month celebration

On Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, a Leadville History Month Celebration celebrates the grand opening of the 1880s Brass Ass Saloon. Guests can learn to play saloon games such as faro and the numbers wheel, hear the stories of legendary Leadville figures such as Texas Jack and Marshal Martin Duggan, take old-timey photos, and chow down on a special dinner (dinner by reservation only at the Golden Burro Café, 710 Harrison Ave.)

On Saturday, April 23, mountain bike riders can enjoy spring snow and see historical structures as they zoom around Leadville’s historic mining district in this last race of the season. (Registration, 8 a.m., Cycles of Life; race start, 10 a.m., 700 E. 8th St.) Go to LeadvilleTwinLakes.com or call (888) 532-3845 for more information.

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