On Friday night, we joined the Historic Elitch Gardens Friday night summer film series. It's just a short bikeride from our house, and we couldn't think of a single thing we'd rather do on Friday summer evenings. So we packed a picnic onto our cruiser bikes (baguettes courtesy of the fabulous Indulge restaurant) and set off for an evening of classic film on the grass.
Me and my fat-tire Electra bike, my straw Zara bag, and a couple of baguettes.
The historic Elitch theater (which gave birth to so many a star, including Grace Kelly) is in the process of renovation. With membership to the film series, one gets a private tour of the theater in the midst of its renovation.
The sights, the smells, the classic seats brought back so many memories of my teen years on the summerstock circuit.
And it's so good to see the venue converted into a modern-day haven to families from our wonderful neighborhood, a place to watch classic films from the archives, projected from a truck (yes, on actual celluloid film reels!) as the Colorado twilight gathers around.
Our picnic blanket has come down through the generations, from my parents and grandparents. It is still our favorite picnic blanket - an original Brooks Bros, made in England. It makes me happy every time we take it for a spin.
Our picnic consisted of fresh terrine with cornichons from the Pig and Block, baguettes from Indulge, and pommes frites with herbes de provence from the Pomfreet truck.
Q's new movie-night friends. They had a roll of duct tape. Which was awesome.
|in The Measure dress and J.Crew kids necklace|
By the time the sun set and the movie began (Dorothy Parker's original 1937 version of A Star is Born), Q was already getting sleepy. Nonetheless, she loved the entire experience, and made several new friends in the bargain.
What: Outdoor Summer Film Series
When: Friday nights at dusk throughout the summer
Where: The Historic Elitch Gardens
near 38th and Tennyson in North Denver