Vail, Colo.— Movie fans of all types have enjoyed the space and beauty of Movie Nights at The Amp, and event organizers announced today that the series will continue Aug. 1 with a double feature: “Toy Story 4” will show at 4:30 p.m. and “The Big Lebowski” will show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at grfavail.com. Gates open at 4 p.m. for ‘Toy Story 4’ and at 7 p.m. at ‘The Big Lebowski.’ The venue will be cleared and cleaned between shows.
“Tickets have been selling out in a matter of minutes, and everyone who has attended has been extremely grateful,” said Tom Boyd, Director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation, which operates the venue. “It has been going so well, and folks have strictly followed our protocols, so we decided to now offer a double feature.”
The venue is limited to 175 people per show and tickets have been selling fast, with waitlists commonly into the hundreds.
Guests who have tickets and cannot attend are encouraged to contact the box office right away so that people on the waitlist are able to attend in their place. All shows are on the lawn and “rain or shine.” Toy Story 4 will provide families with an enjoyable late-afternoon on the lawn, and concessions will offer a $10 special on White Russians for the 7:30 showing of ‘The Big Lebowski.’
Boyd said the State of Colorado requires at least 28 square feet of space per person in an outdoor venue, and that the 33,000 square foot Amphitheater can offer more than 188 square feet per person at the 175 person capacity limit.
“There is plenty of space,” Boyd said. “Bring a blanket, bring an umbrella just in case, and come enjoy a movie like never before. Maybe for Lebowski, bring a nice rug that will tie the room together.”
Support the arts and ‘Turn Up The Amp’
The Ford Amphitheater has also launched a new, matching, fundraising campaign. Each donation made to the “Turn Up The Amp” Fund this July and August will be multiplied due to support from a variety of venue sponsors and partners.
Participating match sponsors include: GMC, TIAA Bank, Nature Valley, Pacifico, Aperol, Espolon Tequila, BluSky Restoration Contractors, Encore Electric, Meiomi Wine, Holy Cross Energy, Deep Eddy Vodka and Cocktail Squad.
The Town of Vail has also been an important and valued partner and will continue its support of the VVF and the Ford Amphitheater this summer, Boyd said.
Learn more about the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at grfavail.com.
If you go…
What: Movie Night at The Amp featuring “Toy Story 4” and “The Big Lebowski”
When: Aug. 1, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; tickets on sale July 22 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children ($10 White Russians at ‘The Big Lebowski’)
More: Full refunds available for those who don’t attend. Waitlist is large, please turn in tickets
Info: grfavail.com or 970 845-TIXS (8497)
About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the Vail Valley Foundation.
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley through arts, athletics and education. The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, which operates as its own 501c3 with a mission to provide year-round extended learning that empowers and educates the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series’, and more. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, classical, rock, pop, jazz and family events per year.
Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, GMC, and TIAA Bank. Visit www.vvf.org to learn more.