Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, Colorado
This summer, you can have the ultimate movie screening with the Colorado landscape as your backdrop! The highly-anticipated Film on the Rocks offers viewers a series of new and old titles that have entertained millions of movie lovers worldwide! From June 12 to August 21, 2023, the Red Rocks will host a series of incredible films and provide audiences with a unique outdoor viewing encounter! On Monday, 10th July 2023, Film on Rocks presents the Blockbuster Hit Top Gun Maverick! The sequel from 1986’s Top Gun stars A-list star Tom Cruise, as well as Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, and a plethora of new characters played by Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, and John Hamm! Enjoy the highly-rated 2022 film by viewing it in the impressive landscape of the Red Rocks. This breathtaking venue provides not only a great atmosphere but also a spectacular view of Colorado’s rock formations. It’s time to upgrade your movie experience now and score tickets to Film On The Rocks’ Top Gun Maverick!
Film on the Rocks is an annual summer series produced by the non-profit organization Denver Film and owner of the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver Arts & Venues. On its 24th season, Film on the Rocks features several movies on a state-of-the-art screen. Last year, Film on the Rocks made its much-anticipated return to the amphitheater. In the past few years, the screening was held in a drive-in setup due to the pandemic. Since 2022, Film on the Rocks has taken place inside the amphitheater, and viewers can now watch from the comfort of the venue’s seats.
Film on the Rocks kicks off in June and will run until August 21. The varieties of films offered include Top Gun Maverick, Mama Mia, Raiders of the Lost Arts, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Viewers can also look forward to some pre-movie entertainment on select dates. The event will also have a number of delicious snacks and refreshments sold by concessionaires.
Top Gun Maverick is a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun. The action-drama movie stars Tom Cruise who plays the role of naval aviator Captain Pete Mitchell, a.k.a. “Maverick.” The film’s timeline takes place 30 years after Mitchell graduates from the elite Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, Top Gun. The story begins with Mitchell test-driving a top-secret hypersonic aircraft, the Darkstar. The program was ordered to stop by the Navy in favor of focusing their funds on drones. In an attempt to save the program, Mitchell took off with the aircraft, aiming to reach the contract’s target speed of Mach 9. Unfortunately, Mitchell crashes the Billion Dollar aircraft.
Instead of being sanctioned for destroying a very expensive prototype, Maverick’s career was saved by his friend, Iceman, also known as Admiral Tom Kazansky. Mitchell was transferred to the new Top Gun program. The school aims to teach a new generation of pilots to destroy an illegal uranium enrichment plant in an unnamed enemy state. Will Mitchell succeed with this new assignment, or will he have trouble training the younger pilots? Grab tickets to Film on the Rocks’ viewing of the Top Gun Maverick to find out!