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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Arapahoe County’s outdoor summer movie series kicks off June 23

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Pictures on the Plains is back at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora for a third year in a row! Tickets are $5 and include free popcorn, movie-themed activities for the entire family, and a movie under the stars. Featuring Jurassic Park (1993) on June 23, Jumanji (1995) on June 30, and Frozen (2013) on July 7. Pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs and a blanket! Brought to you in partnership with Arapahoe Libraries.

Date: Thursday, June 23, June 30, and July 7

Time: Pre-movie activities 5:30-7:30 p.m., movie rolls at around 7:30 p.m.

Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center on the Central Green (outdoors) at 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016 

Tickets: $5 per ticket (2 & under free), tickets on sale now at

Tickets Price All Three Nights Includes:

  • Free Popcorn sponsored by Orchard
  • Touch-a-Truck sponsored by Waste Management
  • Glow sticks, balloon giveaways, and fun prizes
  • Lawn games: Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Connect 4, Hula Hoops

Special Movie-Themed Activities

Jurassic Park Night on June 23:

  • Dino bounce house
  • Dinosaur Dig presented by Arapahoe Libraries
  • Jurassic Park replica jeep photo ops
  • Foot tracing activity

Jumanji Night on June 30:

  • Jungle bounce house
  • Obstacle course with Camp Gladiator 
  • Safari hat craft activity presented by Arapahoe Libraries

 Frozen Night on July 7: 

  • Frozen bounce house
  • Meet & Greet with Elsa: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Bubble machine
  • Snowball throw presented by Arapahoe Libraries

Launch Pad Brewery beer, seltzer and light snacks for sale, and attendees are invited to bring their own food. Thanks to our event sponsors: Orchard, Fitzsimons Credit Union, E-470, Xcel Energy, Groove, Waste Management, and Les Schwab. Activity area is presented by Xcel Energy, Groove and Les Schwab.

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