By Don Benjamin
Saturday, July 18, will mark the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center’s maiden experiment with an online film festival. The virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival follows on the heels of last month’s successful drive-in movie event. COVID-19 considerations required the center to rethink a traditional festival planned for earlier this year.
The original plan for a full day of films at the center in downtown Cedaredge included an afternoon matinee and evening showings. That plan was revised in favor of this weekend’s virtual festival and last month’s drive-in event which attracted about 50 vehicles.
Tickets are required and purchasers will receive detailed instructions for logging onto the festival by email. Film buffs will have five days to watch the festival films. Tickets for the festival can be purchased through the center’s website: grandmesaartscenter.com/movies
A unique feature of Saturday’s festival is a “dinner and a movie” concept being offered in concert with Cedaredge’s Lost Mesa Grill. The Grill is serving a special menu for dining in prior to the festival or take-out to enjoy while watching from home. The ‘dinner and a movie’ feature is available on July 18 only. For details, contact Lost Mesa Grill at 970-856-3431.