Focus Vail Valley


For years locals frequented the Cascade Theatre in Vail. Nobody minded that the seats were getting soft or that the sound system needed help. It, essentially, was the neighborhood theatre. And then, 10 years ago, it closed. However, when the Talisa Hotel opened in Cascade Village, this year, new life appeared in the old movie house’s space. It’s name? The Blue Starlite.

Two years ago, The Blue Starlite High Rockies opened in Minturn as a summer drive-in event, showing movies that, as was advertised, “that were popular when YOU were.” The new indoor Blue’s concept is a cross between an Art/Revival house movie theatre and a supper club. Its schedule is a mixture of cult movies like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Big Leboski as well as Oscar nominees and winners including The Florida Project, The Shape of Water and Frozen. The array of films covers the gamut.

The Blue Starlite High Rockies—for the entire family—continues in Minturn this summer, as well, featuring films beginning with Independence Day on July 3, with weekly movies including The Goonies, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Grease: the sing along, to name a few.