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Top 10: Art, Theater, & Film in Boulder

Destination(s): Boulder

Despite being a relatively small town, Boulder has an incredible wealth of cultural activities. If you love the theater, head to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival or the Boulder Dinner Theater. If you’re interested in art, come for the Downtown Art Fair or Open Studios, or check out the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art year-round. If you’re a film buff, coordinate your time in Boulder with the Boulder International Film Festival, go to the International Film Series during the school year, or to the Boulder Outdoor Cinema during the summer. read more about Top 10: Art, Theater, & Film in Boulder

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

  • 277, University of Colorado in Boulder
  • tel:303 492 0554
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80309-0277
Downtown Boulder ArtFair

Downtown Boulder ArtFair

  • Pearl Street Mall
  • Pearl Street Mall & Courthouse Lawn
  • tel:303-449-3774
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80302
Boulder International Film Festival

Boulder International Film Festival

  • several venues across the city (see website for details)
  • tel:303-449-2289
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80301
Boulder Outdoor Cinema

Boulder Outdoor Cinema

Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art (The)

Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art (The)

  • 6055 Longbow Dr
  • Exit Jay Rd. and Longmont Diagonal
  • tel:+1 303 530 1442
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80301
Boulder Dinner Theatre

Boulder Dinner Theatre

  • 5501 Arapahoe Avenue
  • tel:303 449 6000
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80303
Open Studios

Open Studios

  • various locations around Boulder
  • tel:303.444.1862
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80301
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (The)

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (The)

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

International Film Series

International Film Series

  • Muenzinger
  • & ATLAS Building CU Campus
  • tel:303.492.1531
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80309

Established in 1941, the International Film Series (IFS) was Boulder's first art-house film series. The IFS played a crucial role in building up an audience in Boulder for the works by such directors as Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, John Cassavetes, and many more. As other theaters took notice of this growing audience they also began to expand their programming and, up through the 1980's, there were many single-screen theaters in town, some of which were also dedicated to art-house cinema. While most of those screens are now defunct, the IFS remains committed to eclectic cinema that is locally programmed. The IFS screens over 100 films every year at its two venues, both located on the CU Campus. read more about International Film Series