It’s Films, Fun and Friday Nights in the Park!
Who needs an air-conditioned cinema when you have Ice Palace Park? That’s right, the Leadville Community Movie Night series is back and they’re kicking off the 2017 season this Friday, June 30 with a film that’s on everyone’s favorites list: Jurassic World (PG13).
The movie highlights a new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, which creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur that escapes containment! Jurassic World stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt.
All movies in the park are FREE and begin at dusk, which is generally about 8 p.m-ish this time of year. The film will be preceded by lawn games, sports, and picnics starting at 6 p.m. Some concessions will be available to purchase, and grills are located at Ice Palace Park, so bring some seating, dinner, Frisbees, and your friends. Dinosaur costumes highly encouraged! Ice Palace Park is located north of the Mining Museum (E. 10th Street Entrance).
The rest of the Leadville Community Movie Nights will play every other Friday night from then. So mark the calendar for July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25 and the season wraps up on September 8. Stayed connected to what’s playing on the Leadville Community Movie Night Facebook Page and pass the popcorn!
This series of movies is funded entirely with private donations from the community. Here’s how you can help this great community event: INFO.
New Mural: Out of This World!
The Kiddie Korral mural in Leadville got a face-lift over the weekend thanks to the Leadville Arts Coalition, who along with a slew of volunteers, got the project finished in just one day, instead of two! Awesome!
The new design features an outer space theme, complete with spaceship and astronaut. The inspirational message: Do Something Awesome Today! will now greet motorists and passers traveling north on Highway 24 (aka E. 9th Street).
While long-time locals and those who wax nostalgic will miss the old under-the-sea public art piece which featured everyone’s Disney favorites’ Nemo and Dory, like the monkey bars of life, things changes, and time marches on!
Kudos to the Leadville Arts Coalition for continuing to do such great works of public art throughout the community!
In other news, The Leadville Community Market will be returning for another six weeks, this year running from August 19 – September 23 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. You can find it in the same location, the parking lot of First Mountain Bank in downtown Leadville. Look for the fun, good food and fellowship!