Sunset Cinema Summer Series at the Arts Complex

The community favorite summer series Sunset Cinema is returning to the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This annual outdoor movie series, put on by Denver Arts & Venues in partnership with Denver Film, brings families, friends, and neighbors together to enjoy a night “out” at the cinema. This year, Sunset Cinema’s theme is “Films for Foodies,” featuring movies that “tickle the tastebuds.”

Each evening is accompanied by a pre-show live music performance presented by Dazzle. Themed food trucks are also parked at each event, along with drinks and other classic cinema snacks available for visitors. “Doors” open at 6:30pm, the pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15pm, and the film begins at dusk.

The event is free, though registration is recommended to ensure your space, as seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on this event, please visit

June 13
Film: Chef (2014, R, 1 hr 54 min)
Pre-Show Presented by Dazzle: Raul Murciano’s Colorado Mambo Orchestra
Food Trucks: Fritay Haitian Cuisine, Areyto Puerto Rican Food, HipPOPs

June 27
Film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, G, 1 hr 40 min)
Pre-Show Presented by Dazzle: Performance and harmonica workshop with Nic Clark
Food Trucks: Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, Sugar Storm

July 11
Film: Tampopo (1985, Not Rated, 1 hr 54 min)
Pre-Show: Japanese Arts Network Cultural Mixtape
Food Trucks: Roll It Up Sushi, Ninja Ramen Mobile, HipPOPs

July 18
Film: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014, PG, 2 hr 2 min)
Pre-Show Presented by Dazzle: The Hundred-Foot Ensemble
Food Trucks: Simply Le Crepes, Little India, Rebel Cookie Dough Confections

July 25
Film: The Menu (2022, R, 1 hr 47 min)
Pre-Show Presented by Dazzle: Performance by The Orchestrator
Food Trucks: Farm to Truck Colorado, Cirque Kitchen and Spirits, Rebel Cookie Dough Confections