Boulder Art Cinema Blog

Posted on February 17, 2016

Boulder Art Cinema opening February 25, 2016!

Are you a fan of the Boulder International Film festival? Do you wish it was here for more than one weekend a year? Well I think Downtown Boulder and the Boulder Public Library can now help in that department. How, you say? WELL, good news:

“Boulder Art Cinema (BAC) is a partnership between the Boulder Public Library and Downtown Boulder, Inc., aimed at activating the Library’s Canyon Theater and drawing visitors and residents downtown. BAC will show first-run, independent films Thursday through Saturday evenings.”

Here’s some FAQs:

  • How much are tickets?
    • Tickets are $11 for general admission; $9 for Seniors (60+) and Students (with ID)
  •  Where can I buy tickets?
    • Tickets can be purchased online or at the theater starting at 6:00 pm (Thurs-Sat). Online ticket buyers should bring a printed receipt or smartphone to be scanned at the Cinema entrance.
  • Where are you located?
    • The Boulder Art Cinema operates Thursdays-Saturdays in the Canyon Theater on the north side of the Boulder Public Library, Main Campus. (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302). The entrance is adjacent to Canyon Boulevard

Opening weekend for Boulder Art Cinema is even more exciting than I could have imagined because they are premiering movies that have multiple nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards: Trumbo, Amy & The Danish Girl.



Film Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.


Film Synopsis: The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks and personal testimonials that present an intimate portrait of the life and career of the British singer/songwriter.


The Danish Girl:

Film Synopsis: Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda's support, Einar - or Elbe - attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

Oscar Nominations from these movies:

Actor in a leading role:
Bryan Cranston -Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne -The Danish Girl

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Alicia Vikander -The Danish Girl

Costume Design:
Paco Delgado - The Danish Girl

Documentary (Feature)
AMY- Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Production Design:
The Danish Girl - Eve Stewart (Production Design); Michael Standish (Set Decoration)


Well, now that you know the “who, what, where, and why”, it’s about time I told you the “when”!

February 25-27, 2016

Thursday, February 25:
9:00PM: AMY

Friday, February 26:

Saturday, February 27:
6:30PM: AMY
For all Cinema inquiries and suggestions, please email:
More information can be found on their Facebook page as well.

Until Next Time,


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