Stay toasty this month with a great lineup of indoor entertainment.
It’s January. The perfect time to strap on those skis/snowshoes/ice skates and head out into the bracing, winter chill.
Let’s be honest. Sometimes what we’re craving most on a frigid winter day is simple entertainment. Warm. Indoors. Maybe with a little buttery popcorn on the side. So this month, we salute you, our fellow heat seekers, with suggestions for cozy, ol’ fashioned fun at the special movie and theater events going on near Stepping Stone.
Holiday Film Festival at The Wildlife Experience
Get ready for two take-me-away film fantasies, good for the whole family, especially captivating when viewed on the 60’ by 40’ Extreme Screen at The Wildlife Experience. C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe comes to life through this adventurous film. Before the show, craft a movie-inspired lion mask or crown. And make your New Year’s resolution list. (Will you be as brave as Lucy? Or as kind as Susan?) Friday, Jan. 3
The kids may be on holiday break, but they probably won’t mind spending a few hours back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, you can make your own quills, snitches, and wands. Get sorted into your “house.” And test your wizard knowledge for a prize. Saturday, Jan. 4
Lone Tree Movie Night
Movie for the kids = date night for you. Drop off your children (ages 3-12) at the Lone Tree Recreation Center for pizza and a double feature of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 (both rated PG). And you go enjoy four hours of uninterrupted conversation. Children will be supervised by childcare professionals. Movies are shown back-to-back with an intermission between features. Children must be potty-trained. $15 district; $20 non-district. Saturday, Jan. 18, 5pm-9pm. Call (303) 708-3518 or visit the South Suburban Parks and Recreation website.
Bunnicula at the Lone Tree Arts Center
This musical adaptation of the popular book follows Chester the cat and Harold the dog as they try to warn the Monroe family about their new pet rabbit, who just might be a vegetable vampire. An engaging tale with clever lyrics and fun music, sure to please any child. Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am and 12:30pm. $8. Learn more here or call 720.509.1000.
It’s the classic tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Travel with Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Darlings to Neverland where they encounter Captain Hook, the crocodile, and a horde of pirates. Bring the whole family to experience one of the world’s most celebrated musicals, complete with show-stopping songs and flying special effects. January 24 - February 9, 2pm and 7:30pm. $20-25, 20% discount for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets here
or call 303.805.6800.