I will be the first to admit that sometimes I just don’t want venture far from home for entertainment up in the High Country and lucky for me I don’t have to thanks in part to the fact that Breckenridge is home to the small and intimate Speakeasy Movie Theater.
Sometimes I find the whole process of going out to a movie a bit intimating. Between the bright florescent lights lining the concession stand to the blaring audio coming from the big screen, it’s enough to assault anyone’s senses, which is why I enjoy catching a movie at the Speakeasy Theater whenever I’m looking for a more relaxed movie-going environment.
The theater is housed in the basement of the old Colorado Mountain College building at 103 South Harris Street, so it can be a bit hard to find if you haven’t done much exploring past Main Street. Given its small size, the Speakeasy features one film for one or more weeks at a time that they normally play twice daily during the winter season.
From Blockbuster hits to lesser known independent films, the Speakeasy does a great job of showcasing a diverse selection of movies that the whole family can enjoy. Ticket prices are similar to what you would find at the big name theaters and the concession stand boasts the usual favorite movie-time snacks like buttery popcorn, Milk Duds, Junior Mints and my all-time favorite, Dots.
Another great thing about heading out to a movie at the Speakeasy is that they now serve beer and wine in their new lounge area. If you arrive a few minutes before show time you can sit back and relax on their comfy couches and chairs while sipping on a drink or two.
Currently, the Speakeasy is featuring select Academy Award nominated films and now through March 8, movie-goes can check out the Oscar winning film for Best Picture, “The Artist.” The French film is set in the late 1920″s and Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin plays a silent movie star who worries what will happen to his career with the onset of talking pictures.
Make sure you get to the theater early on movie nights as locals are known to show up in advance to snag a beer and grab the good seats. But, in all reality, there isn”t a bad seat in the house.
The theater is open daily with showings at 5pm and 8pm, and also matinee specials on Saturday and Sunday. For details on what movie is currently showing or upcoming movies, visit www.speakeasymovies.com.