Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series

The Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series is cancelled for the remainder of the 2022 season. Douglas County has determined that movie nights are not an allowed use at Backcountry Base Camp. We are hopeful we will be able to work with Douglas County to resolve this issue by 2023. More Information

Movies are best watched from a camp chair or picnic blanket under the night sky! The Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series brings cinema favorites onto the giant screen in the Backcountry Base Camp's dark, open-air theater. Pack a picnic dinner and bring your favorite movie snacks! Only 45 car tickets are available each evening. All proceeds benefit the Backcountry Conservation and Education Fund.

General Admission: $25 per car (max 45 vehicles per evening). Bring your own dinner!

Key Backcountry Outdoor Movie Information

  • Location: Backcountry Outdoor Center, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125
    - Despite what your GPS might tell you, you must enter Ron King Trail from Santa Fe. If your GPS tells you to go any other way, it is lying.
    - Once you are on Ron King Trail, follow the Backcountry Wilderness Area logo signs all the way to Base Camp. There will be YELLOW Movie Night signs to direct you. DO NOT enter any parking lot or driveway that isn't marked by a YELLOW sign.  
  • Gates open: June & July - 7:15 p.m.*  |  August & September - 6:45 p.m.
    *DO NOT arrive before 6:45 p.m. The gates will be closed and the road is on private property. If you arrive at 6:44 p.m., 6:43 p.m., etc. you will be asked to leave and return after 6:45 p.m.
  • Weather, Transfers, Refunds: If the film is canceled due to weather BEFORE the movie begins, we will transfer your tickets to a date in the future. If the film is more than 30 minutes complete, no refunds/transfers will be issued. Staff decisions are final. No refunds will be given for any other reason.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Purchase Tickets: Purchase below (at www.hrcaonline.org/bwamovieseries) OR at any HRCA registration desk. Tickets can be purchased up until the start of the movie. 
  • Price: Tickets are $25 PER CAR
  • Dates: Public movies are held every Friday night from June 3 through September 2 along with Saturday, July 16.
  • All movie nights are open to the public.
  • No dogs or pets are allowed at Backcountry Base Camp.
  • This is NOT a drive-in. Guests park their cars and walk a very short distance. You should bring camp chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. 
  • This is not a drop-off opportunity. All guests must have a vehicle to enter in the case of inclement weather or an emergency. 

Private Movie Night

Book a private movie night for your next summer evening gathering...the party starts one hour before sunset and you can bring in food! The choice of movie is up to you (with staff approval). 

Pricing: 
Sunday-Thursday nights: $250 (up to 50 people), $400 (50-150 people)
Saturday nights: $400 (up to 50 people), $600 (50-150 people)
   Note: There is a maximum of 45 vehicles allowed to park on-site each night.

Book Your Private Movie Night

For events with more than 150 people, please email [email protected].

2023 Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series

The 2023 Movie Lineup Coming May 1

More Movie Series Information

*Refunds will not be granted for any reason. If the film is canceled due to weather BEFORE the movie begins, we will transfer your tickets to a date in the future. If the film is more than 30 minutes complete, no refunds/transfers will be issued. Staff decisions are final. No refunds will be given for any other reason.

Questions?
Contact Lindsey McKissick: [email protected] or 303-471-7076
General Information: 303-471-2500

Map to Base Camp

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