SUMMERFUN: Show time like you’ve never seen it: Fairmount Cemetery Summer Cinema

    301

    It will certainly take more than one visit to this historic gem that borders  Denver and Aurora to see Fairmount’s 280 acres of trees, monuments, gardens and historical structures. What better way to spend a brisk fall day than admiring the Ivy Chapel, built in 1890, that reflects 13th Ecclesiastical Gothic architecture? In the summer time, this historical gem that borders Denver and Aurora gets even better with its family-friendly movie series that starts in June of this year. The movies begin at sunset and are generally set up on the upper Ivy Terrace. Visitors are also advised to bring their own picnic blankets and chairs. Snacks and treats are available for purchase. In 2015, Fairmount featured family favorites such as “Despicable Me,” “Big Hero 6” and “The Sound of Music.” But perhaps the best part of all is admission is free.

    If fighting off bugs to watch a flick outdoors is not so much your thing, you’re in luck because Denver’s most historic cemetery is also home to the Fairmount Mausoleum,  which features the largest private collection of stained glass in the city of Denver and one of the largest in the state. You can take your time perusing that beautiful collection indoors. Or if you’re looking for something a bit historic and perhaps spooky, be sure to tour the carefully crafted graves and mausoleums that hold the movers and shakers that made the metro area what it is today.

    When you spread your picnic blanket out and settle in for a film at Fairmount, you will be using the cemetery space in the same way residents used it nearly 130 years ago: as a gathering place for picnics and celebrations.

    Located at 430 South Quebec Street, Denver. fairmount-cemetery.com or 303-399-0692.

    Other SUMMER FUN installments here:

    AMagCoverForWeb5.16SUMMERFUN: Just the ‘Fax, man — Vacation of Lifetime on the Metro Boulevard of Dreams

    SUMMERFUN: Vacation Dessert in the Desert: Colorado Sand Dunes Rock

    SUMMERFUN: Take a Ride on the Wild Side of Clear Creek in Golden

    SUMMERFUN: Stress Re-Leaf at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

    SUMMERFUN: Riding Shotgun at the Movies

    SUMMERFUN: Beer and a Ride on the FoCo Magic Bus

    SUMMERFUN: Wheel Life at Cruzin’ Havana

    SUMMERFUN: Wildlife Experienced?

    SUMMERFUN: It’s Still a Kick: Aurora Rodeo at Coal Creek

    SUMMERFUN: Spice of the Good Life at Annual Chile Festival

    SUMMERFUN: Spring into Summer Spa Mode at Mt. Princeton

    SUMMERFUN: Make That Mandatory Mountain Town Trip Nearby — Idaho Springs