Film Lovers Unite: Boulder Art Cinema opens this weekend, Boulder International Film Festival schedule and programming, and more

Downtown Boulder

Feb 24, 2016

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Boulder Art Cinema (BAC) Opens THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, February 25 - Saturday, February 27 | Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Downtown Boulder, Inc. and the Boulder Public Library are pleased to announce the grand opening of the much anticipated Boulder Art Cinema (BAC) with showings of Trumbo, Amy and The Danish Girl in celebration of the 88th Academy Awards.

BAC will show first-run art and independent films on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Doors open at 6 PM; first screening begins at 6:30 PM. Ticket prices are $11 for general admission and $9 for seniors and students.

Preview the films: trailers & more

Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) at BAC

The Boulder International Film Festival is excited to bring world-class films to the Boulder Art Cinema!

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM | Viva

This moving film, based on a true story, follows the life of a Cuban drag queen and his ex-boxer father who was recently released from prison.

Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 PM | BIFF Short Films 1

See short films from all over the world featuring everything from mountain climbing to piano playing.

BIFF programming at BAC

Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) - Full Program

Thursday, March 3 - Sunday, March 6

The Boulder International Film Festival celebrates films and filmmakers from around the world. Featuring a wide variety of films, BIFF takes place at several different venues, many of which are located in downtown Boulder.


Taste of Pearl Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales begin on Tuesday, March 1 |

Don't miss this unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder's tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado's distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder's most vibrant galleries and stores.

Purchase Taste of Pearl tickets starting on March 1.


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to with "Found Downtown" in the subject line for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, March 8.

Congratulations Katie L., winner of the last Found Downtown (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory).



new Businesses


909 Walnut St | (303) 444-3885

Arcana is a restaurant built reverently upon American food migrations and inspirations. Created by owners Annie and Elliott Toan, the Boulder-based restaurant’s mission is to join the national emerging conversation about the true identity of American cuisine.  Drawing from the land, farms, plains, forests, fisheries, dairies, breweries, wineries and cideries, Arcana blends emerging and ancient food traditions with modern techniques, providing guests with a rich culinary experience.


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Upcoming Events


Laws of Love Whiskey Dinner
6:30 pm / SALT the Bistro

1 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Paint "Peacock"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


Boulder Art Cinema Opening Weekend
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

Context Marketing: A discussion about marketing, SEO and user intent
6 pm - 8 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Old Time Bluegrass Jam
7:30 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Paint "Fall Beauty"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


Boulder Art Cinema Opening Weekend
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

Bright Hawk live
10 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Cooking Class - French Country Cooking
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIRD: Breathe (Respire)
10:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Closing: Mardi Gras Kids: An Untold Story by Alexei Kazantsev
6 pm - 8 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Paint "Sunset Sail"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


Afternoon Tea
3 - 5 pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Alex Maes
8 pm - 9 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Boulder Art Cinema Opening Weekend
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

Boy and the World
1:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Brokedown Shack Live
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIRD: Breathe (Respire)
11 am / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Signature Saturday Series Fly Tying
10 am - 12 pm / Front Range Anglers

Jazz at the Dairy: "Jazz and Vonnegut"
7:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Paint "Garden in Bloom"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Spring Down the Aisle with Afternoon Tea
12:30 pm - 5 pm / St Julien Hotel and Spa


Boulder Comedy Show
7 pm and 9:15 pm / Bohemian Biergarten

Cooking Class - Pizza Party
11 am - 2 pm / Food Lab

Cooking Class - Risotto Tutorial
5 pm - 8 pm / Food Lab

Family Day Paint "Dog with a Dream"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Foxfeather live
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery