Drive-In movies coming to Aspen Meadows this weekend

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"Field of Dreams"
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Aspen Film will produce two drive-in movie experiences Friday and Saturday at Aspen Meadows. The free drive-in experience will show “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Friday and “Field of Dreams” on Saturday in the Music Fest parking lot at the corner of North Third Street and Gillespie Avenue.

The program will be presented by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) and partners from the Aspen Institute, Aspen Meadows Resort, Rowland + Broughton architects and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

“We are pleased to partner with Aspen Film for Movies at the Meadows as a gift to the community and a celebration of getting out after being in.” ACRA President and CEO Debbie Braun said in the announcement. “While summer 2020 will look quite different from Aspen summers as we have come to know and love them, the Aspen community is resilient and adapts to dynamic changes in our ecosystem. This event is just one example of how wonderful collaborations can come to life when faced with changes created by circumstances outside of our control.”

Each film will begin at sundown (approximately 8:45 p.m.). Admission for each car will be free, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 47 vehicles per night, keeping in line with current social distancing measures.

Guests may only attend in automobiles — no motorcycles, no bikes, no walks-ups. Anyone not in a car will be turned away.

Reservations opened noon Monday. All RSVPs will be accepted via email through Please include the film you would like to attend, your name, license plate, make and model of your car and the best phone number in your email RSVP.

“Aspen Film is thrilled to be partnered with such incredible local organizations and businesses to present Movies at the Meadows,” said Aspen Film executive and artistic director Susan Wrubel. “Since venues were shuttered due to COVID-19, we have had to take all of our recent programming online. We are so thrilled to be able to gather under social distancing guidelines to watch a couple of classic films together outdoors.”

Movie snacks and bottled beverages will be available for pre-purchase from Plato’s, the Aspen Meadows Resort’s restaurant. Filmgoers also are welcome to bring their own food to enjoy.

More information about dining options will be provided when RSVPs are confirmed.


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