• Tom Dobrez

Movies Under the Stars Returns

Bring your blankets, a picnic and your family and join The Collective Snowmass for the return of Movies Under the Stars, an outdoor film series taking place at dusk in Snowmass Base Village this summer. In partnership with Aspen Film, Movies Under the Stars will showcase six screenings featuring family-focused movies and animation films, such as “Shrek” and “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” Movies will begin between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning July 11, except Aug. 1, at the Collective’s Summer Rink in Base Village.

Unlike last summer, those attending the movies will be required to reserve a designated spot on The Rink to maintain social distancing. Groups will be limited to six people per designated space and movie-goers will be required to wear a mask until seated in their designated space or while moving around The Rink. Additionally, picnics and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought from home. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from mix6 and the Limelight Hotel only with food available for purchase at any Base Village restaurant. Reservations will be on a ‘first come first serve’ basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursdays prior to each movie by emailing rsvp@thecollectivesnowmass.com.

Moviegoers will enjoy free family-friendly entertainment featuring:

  • “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” on July 11: This comic sci-fi film involves the story of an inventor who accidentally shrinks his own and his next door neighbor’s children to a quarter of an inch with his electromagnetic shrinking machine and accidentally throws them out with the trash. From there, they must venture into their backyard to return home while fending off insects and negotiating hazards. The film stars Rick Moranis and Amy O’Neill.

  • “Toy Story” on July 18: An animated film taking place in a world where toys come to life when humans are not present. Enjoy watching the relationship between an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut action figure, Buzz Lightyear, as they evolve from rivals competing for the affections of their owner Andy Davis, to friends who work together to be reunited with him after being separated. Voices of the lead characters feature Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

  • “Shrek” on July 25: An animated comedy featuring the hilarious story of a mean lord who exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre. The ogre goes on a quest to rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back. Voices of the lead characters feature Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.

  • “Mrs. Doubtfire” on Aug. 8: This comedy-drama film features follows a recently divorced actor, played by Robin Williams, who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children. Other actors include Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. 

  • “The Incredibles” on Aug. 15: An animated superhero film that follows the Parrs, a family of superheroes who hide their powers in accordance with a government mandate and attempt to live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people draws the entire family into a confrontation with a vengeful fan-turned-foe and his killer robot. Voices of the lead characters feature Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson. 

  • “Monsters, Inc.” on Aug. 22: An animated film centering around two monsters- James P. Sullivan (Sully) and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski. Both employed at the titular energy producing factory Monsters, Inc., which generates its power by scaring human children. When a small child enters the factory, Sulley and Mike must return her home before it’s too late. Voices of the lead characters feature John Goodman and Billy Crystal. 

“Aspen Film is excited to partner with The Collective at Snowmass Base Village for the second consecutive year to present the Movies Under the Stars series,” says Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film Executive and Artistic Director. “Last year we created this program together, which was a huge hit with visitors, locals and viewers of all ages,” says Wrubel. “As we are all observing social distancing rules while finding ways to gather outdoors, Movies Under the Stars is the perfect Saturday night summer antidote to sitting at home. We're ecstatic to be getting people out for fun, classic family films."

The Collective and Snowmass Base Village will host a variety of activities this summer, including an artisan market on Friday afternoons, community bingo on Thursday evenings, two art shows, and a community dinner to name a few. A full listing of activities taking place in Snowmass Base Village is available at thecollectivesnowmass.com.

For more information about Movies Under the Stars, call 970-924-6054 or via email at info@thecollectivesnowmass.com. For details about The Collective Snowmass, visit thecollectivesnowmass.com.


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