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Charities Benefit From The Fun At The Aspen Grove Family Film Series

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A scene from "The Muppets" (credit: CBS)

A scene from “The Muppets” (credit: CBS)

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – What is the family doing tonight? You might just want to get outside for a little family fun under the stars.

CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody had an idea with the Aspen Grove Family Film Series.

“This is the eighth summer for the Aspen Grove Family Film Series, and it has been a Moody family favorite all along the way,” Moody said. “My daughters have been going from the start and now that they’re adding suds, which means I’ll be joining them a lot more often.”

Moody said each summer the Aspen Grove Family Film series catches his eye, and this summer is no different.

“It’s fun, its family friendly, it’s free, and its outdoors,” he said.

First up is “The Muppets” — the 2011 comedy musical from Disney starring Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Kermit, Piggy and all the favorites.

Not only can the audience enjoy the movie outdoors on a big screen, but they can sing along as well. Kids can even have their pictures taken with their favorite Muppet and see it projected on the screen.

The film series is sponsored this year by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which is building on the grounds and set to open next year. They’ll be throwing theme parties before weekly summer screenings featuring celebrity guests and interactive family fun.

Local breweries will also be selling suds for donations to charity.

Aspen Grove is located at Mineral and South Santa Fe.

Upcoming movies include “Pirates of the Caribbean;” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” with some of the original Wonka actors on hand; “Annie,” with a special bark along for the canine favorite; and “Real Steel” with dancing robot battles.

Admission is free but donations benefit local charities, and with that donation adults get a glass of beer.

The movies are shown every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. from June 13 through July 25.

LINK: Aspen Grove Family Film Series

- Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.

- Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.

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