Year-round Swallow Hill Music holds Open Stage nights in its cafe. You can see the best of the best the third Friday of every month in the Tuft Theatre at 7 p.m. Best of Open Stage is a showcase of five artists, chosen from previous open stage events. Each perform a 20 minute set. This allows the performer to share more of their material and the audience to hear more that just a couple of songs. The event is FREE for Swallow Hill members, $1 for non-members. 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
Banking on the idea that music can bring people together, the Denver Public Library is hosting a series of FREE concerts at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and will feature world-class musicians from Denver and Colorado. These “Harmony Street” concerts are designed to foster community through music in Denver’s historic Five Points Neighborhood. The next concert is Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. and features Bluez House, a high-energy band fronted by gospel singers. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors will enjoying some outstanding music. Light refreshments are available after each performance. Upcoming Performances: April 8, Mary Louise Lee, May 13, Community Sing Along with Tom Riis and Austin Okigbo. 2401 Welton St., Denver.
Belmar Cinephiles is a FREE film series that appeals to every taste and interest. Hosted by Belmar Library, the monthly Saturday screenings offer film lovers the opportunity to catch up with independent features, docudramas, documentaries and topical films that were limited in distribution. If you missed them during their all-too-brief runs at art houses, here is your chance. All showings are FREE, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and appropriate for adults 18 and older. Next up: Saturday, April 8 — Arrival, the award-winning “thinking person’s” science-fiction film, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as scientists brought in to open the doors of communication when alien spaceships appear across the globe. 555 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood.
The Betsy Stage is known around town for producing innovative Shakespearean adaptations and then staging them for free. Now those artists have a “little sister” company – The BiTSY Stage, which is adapting international folktales into rich, family-friendly live productions. This is a wonderful way to introduce the little ones to theater. Next up is “The Lass Who Went Out With The Cry Of Dawn: A Celtic Yarn” from Saturday, March 4 through Sunday, April 2. [Read more…] about Free BiTSY Stage Family Theater Performances
Have you ever had a craving for movie popcorn at home? (Movie theater popcorn always tastes better than the homemade stuff, right?) Thanks to Harkins Theatres, you can feel like you’re at the movies, while sitting on your couch. The movie theater sells a Big Party Popcorn to take home for just $10. Harkins Big Party Popcorn is available every day of the year and perfect for birthdays, office celebrations, holiday parties or any gathering with family and friends. We couldn’t find an actual size, but Harkins states the bag is, “Big enough to serve up to 10 of your friends.” Colorado has only one Harkins Theatre at 8300 E. Northfield Blvd.
Saving money at the box office can be as tricky as the latest suspense thriller…or full of laughs like a comedy. However, we found 8 ways you can be a superstar saver at Regal Cinemas. Even those who must see a film on opening weekend can save a few bucks. The key is to plan ahead and be flexible. (However, Regal Cinemas seems to be making it harder for frugal film fans to save money, as they have stopped or changed some discounts in the past year.) We never pay full-price at the box office or concession stand, so we’re happy to share our money-saving tips and tricks with you. (Bryan is nearing 300,000 points on his Regal Crown Club, so he’s definitely our in-house expert.) Lights! Camera! Discounts! [Read more…] about 8 Superstar Ways to Save at Regal Cinemas
Like blockbusters, but on a budget? If so, make Sunday your “movie day.” This “reel deal” is now only available at just one location — Meadows Stadium 12 (9355 Park Meadows Dr. in Littleton.) Every Sunday, the theater offers the chain’s Value Days promo. It’s the only Regal theater in Colorado to do so. (Note: Regal Cinemas just closed its Greenwood Village 12 location, unexpectedly.)
Tickets are just $7 each. However, I especially love the deal because it includes new releases — a rarity in movie discounts. However, there is an upcharge of $3.50 per ticket for 3-D, making those tickets $10.50 each.
A “Value Days” ticket at Meadows Stadium 12 is the lowest possible ticket price the movie chain offers (at least, here in Colorado) and that includes senior, student and military discounts, as well as coupons. It seems to be getting more difficult to find any deals on tickets, especially at Regal Cinemas.
Here’s an interesting freebie. Laura, Bryan & Claire are big fans of Broadway musicals, but you don’t have to go to New York City to hear musical theater. AccuBroadway delivers. It’s the first multi-channel Broadway radio station and FREE with no downloading required. Simply go to the website and the choose from more than two-dozen channels from classic to modern shows, or choose between decades or composers. We are listening to Chicago, while writing this post.
For movie fanatics, this deal is definitely poppin’! Harkins Northfield 18 is once again offering its annual Loyalty Cup and T-Shirt promo. The program rewards frequent moviegoers with FREE popcorn and “cheap” soft drinks every time they go to the movies at the theatre in 2017. For $6, purchase a 2017 Loyalty Cup and sip on $1.50 soft drink refills. For $25, purchase a 2017 Loyalty Shirt and munch on a FREE medium popcorn. Both items are available while supplies last. The savings are in the numbers: If you get just two FREE popcorns every month (24 total), you’ll end up saving about $125 by year’s end. Of course, the more you go, the more you save. Plus, the sooner you buy it, the more you can use it for the year. Obviously, to get the offers, you must bring your cup or wear your t-shirt to the theatre…or, better yet, both for maximum savings. 8300 E. Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-374-3118.
Harkins Theatres 18 at Northfield (8300 E. Northfield Blvd. in Denver) is showing a classic film every Tuesday night at a classic price. Tickets are just $5 each for the chain’s Tuesday Night Classics series — with each film starting at 7 p.m. Many haven’t been shown on the big screen in years! Here’s the current holiday line-up: November 29 – Polar Express; December 6 – Elf; December 13 – Christmas Vacation; December 20 – A Christmas Story; and December 27 – Die Hard.
We know this deal isn’t exactly “cheap”, but, if you love independent films, it’s a great way to save money. Landmark Theatres offers a Film Aficionado Ticket Book with 25 discounted tickets – only $8 per ticket. Yes, that comes to $200 per book. However, you’re saving more than 20% off regular ticket prices for a theater chain that rarely offers any discounts, promos or coupons. We like the idea of friends, family or co-workers each chipping in to make the discount book more reasonable for everyone. (Five people would only need to chip in $40 each to get five tickets in return.) Tickets can be used at any Landmark Theatre nationally (surcharge applies in New York and Los Angeles) at any time, including Friday and Saturday evenings. Plus, you can use as many as you want at one time. Of course, the only non-participating location is the Greenwood Village theatre, as is true with most Landmark Theatres’ promos or discounts. You can purchase the books at any box office or online.
Going to the movies with friends and family is a popular activity, but why not do it “on the cheap”? If you can wait a few months to see the latest blockbuster, check out what’s playing at Elvis Cinemas, a Colorado-owned discount movie theater chain showing second-run movies. Tickets are $3 before 6 p.m. and $4 after 6 p.m. Even better, sign-up for its Elvis Cinemas Newsletter Club and get a coupon for a FREE small popcorn. Arvada (5157 W. 64th Ave.), Denver (7400 E. Hampden Ave.) and Littleton (6014 S. Kipling Pkwy.)
With the 2016-17 theater season getting started, it’s a good time to remind theater lovers on a budget about the Denver Center for Performing Arts‘ ongoing $10 ticket program. (Here’s the line-up for the 2016-17 Denver Center Theatre Company season: click here.) For more than 25 years, taxpayers have supported the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), which has enabled the DCPA to offer world-class theatre and inspiring educational programs. Now called DCPAccess, the program doubles the reduced-price ticket program to provide access to more people and more shows — even the occasional Broadway production at up to 75% off. (Last season, we saw the Broadway musical “Once” for just $17.50 per ticket, thanks to the program!) You can purchase the discounted tickets online, in-person at the box office (1101 13th St. in Denver) or by phone (303-893-4100.) [Read more…] about Denver Center Continues DCPAccess With $10 Show Tickets
Hey, frugal film fanatics! If you go to the movies often, you’ll love the changes AMC Theatres just made to its popular loyalty program AMC Stubs. It’s now FREE to join. (Previously, there was a $12 annual fee.) AMC Stubs Insider offers lots of rewards and perks, including FREE refills, members-only pricing, waived online ticket fees, a birthday gift, exclusive screenings and more. You can join online or at the box office. (If you’re looking for blockbuster benefits, they’ve also introduced AMC Stubs Premiere with bigger rewards and more perks. However, there is an annual fee of $15.) For more information about the loyalty program, click here.
We always get mixed messages from Regal staff. Apparently, there are a few locations still offering Economy pricing. We noticed the price change a few weeks ago, but could not confirm the change until now. Regal Cinemas quietly ended its Economy ticket pricing. The chain used to offer a discount for showings Monday through Thursday before 5 p.m. for movies that have been in release for, at least, 10 days. Now, all matinée tickets (excluding 3-D, IMAX and RPX, which are priced higher) are regular price — $9.79 for adults and $8.79 for seniors/children. (After 5 p.m., ticket prices increase by $2.) We don’t quite understand the reasons behind Regal’s changes (including the recent “improvements” to its loyalty program Regal Crown Club), given more and more people are staying home to watch movies. We love the movies, but it’s getting harder to find a reason to go with high ticket prices and the fact that most movies are mediocre. Note: As of now, Regal Cinemas will continue to offer its Value Days promo at Greenwood Plaza and Meadow Stadium on Sundays. Let’s hope it’s not on the chopping block anytime soon.