Classic Broadmoor Christmas Show

The quintessential Colorado Christmas comes alive at The Broadmoor on December 12, 18, 19, 20, 24 and 27, with our popular Classic Broadmoor Christmas show that is open to guests and the public.

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Full of holiday cheer for all ages, this year’s amazing show stars Melissa Manchester, Dick Hardwick, Jim Salestrom, Nelson Rangell and, of course, Santa Claus. It is best described as a variety show. Oodles of talent on stage bringing all types of holiday cheer to one and all. You’ll also be amazed by The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and Ken Miller with The Broadmoor Pops Orchestra.


You can purchase a package online that includes one night’s accommodations, plus dinner and show tickets for each person on the date selected, (there is a matinee performance on December 20, and a special show on December 27), or you can purchase individual tickets through reservations.


This is the family Christmas you’ll remember always, in the magical world of The Broadmoor.
Click here to purchase the package online or call reservations at 866.381.8432 to purchase individual tickets.





Movie Schedule: November 16th – 30th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!



Monday, November 16th 
7:00pm Inside Out PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Tuesday, November 17th 
7:00pm Max PG (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Wednesday, November 18th 
7:00pm Cinderella PG (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Thursday, November 19th 
7:00pm Inside Out PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Friday, November 20th 
7:00pm Max PG (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Saturday, November 21st 
12:00pm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe PG (2 hours, 23 minutes)
7:00pm Cinderella PG (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Sunday, November 22nd 
2:00pm Around the World in 80 Days PG (2 hours)
7:00pm Inside Out PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Monday, November 23rd 
7:00pm Max PG (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Tuesday, November 24th 
7:00pm Cinderella PG (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Wednesday, November 25th 
7:00pm Inside Out PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Thursday, November 26th 
12:00pm A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving G (25 minutes)
2:00pm The Blind Side PG-13 (2 hours, 9 minutes)
7:00pm Max PG (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Friday, November 27th 
12:00pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York G (2 hours)
7:00pm Cinderella PG (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Saturday, November 28th 
12:00pm Miracle on 34th Street Not Rated (1 hour, 36 minutes)
2:00pm It’s A Wonderful Life PG (2hours, 10minutes) 7:00pm Inside Out PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Sunday, November 29th
2:00pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation PG-13 (1 hour, 36 minutes)
7:00pm Max PG (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Monday, November 30th 
7:00pm Cinderella PG (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Movies are shown in the Little Theatre. All movies are subject to change.
Movies are complimentary for Guests & Members.
Matinee Showings are 12:00pm on Saturdays & 2:00pm on Sundays.


by Kristen Apgar

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The Broadmoor Hotel’s White Lights Ceremony has been an iconic holiday celebration in Colorado Springs for thirty years. Whether the ceremony has been a part of your holiday routine for three decades, or you will be trying it out for the first time this year, here are some facts about the event you will love:

  1. Santa loves The Broadmoor!

Ever since the opening of the hotel, we have been one of Santa’s favorite destinations. Take a look at some of our favorite holiday memories:

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  1. We’ve been doing this for thirty years.

The first White Lights Ceremony took place in 1985. In 1986, one of the main attractions was the lighting of an “employee tree.” Broadmoor employees stood in a giant poinsettia tree, and sang carols to entertain the guests. We certainly have come a long way!

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  1. The ceremony requires the use of 1 million holiday lights.

Ever since early October, our maintenance team has been painstakingly hanging hundreds of thousands of strands of white lights throughout the property. That’s over 1 million lights! Now, imagine watching all of those lights switch on at the same time (here’s a hint: you can!).

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  1. We make our own hot chocolate.

During the ceremony, we will be serving up warm hot chocolate to help keep out the cold. Don’t forget to grab a couple of cans: Salted Caramel, Peppermint and Holiday Spice at Espresso’s. While you’re at it, indulge in some of the cafe’s pumpkin pie and Christmas bonbons.



  1. All of our restaurants will be open on the night of the ceremony!

This is the perfect opportunity to have a family night out. We suggest that you make your reservations as soon as possible, as this is one of the most busy weekends of the year and there’s only a few pre-White Lights reservations left.

  1. Our holiday breads have international roots.

During the Weekend of the White Lights Ceremony, Espresso’s will be selling its international holiday breads. Try Italian Panettone, French Pain d’ Epic, or German Stollen.

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  1. Every year, Santa’s arrival is a surprise.

At every White Lights Ceremony, Santa arrives in style. In previous years we have seen Mr. Clause arrive on a motorcycle, in a 1960s Cadillac, and of course by landing on the roof of the hotel with his reindeer. One year, he even drove a stage coach across the bridge of Cheyenne Lake. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this year!

  1. Santa loves breakfast.

If you happen to be staying at The Broadmoor over Thanksgiving weekend, why not have breakfast with Santa before his big arrival? Make your reservation for Breakfast with Santa the morning of the 28th before we run out of spots.


  1. All proceeds go to help the American Cancer Society and El Pomar’s Empty Stocking Fund.

As a hotel, we believe in the importance in being active in the community. This is why all funds raised during the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the Empty Stocking Fund of Colorado Springs. All the more reason to come to the event!


  1. 10. Our gingerbread mansion requires… Gingerbread 2
  •  226 man hours
  • 120 lbs of butter
  • 73 lbs of whole eggs
  • 95 lbs of egg whites
  • 100 lbs of honey
  • 300 lbs of flour
  • 10 lbs of holiday spices
  • 400 lbs of powdered sugar
  • 150 cheers for joy
  • 200 lbs of candy

…but it sure looks amazing! The mansion will be ready to view the night of the ceremony. Make sure you stop by before Santa’s arrival!






For reservations and questions please call (866) 443-9426

Carson Torchia – The Marketing and PR Intern Experince

IMG_1091 (1)I have always been a golfer. Ever since I could walk my Grandfather had a club in my hands. Fast forward several years and I was was playing competitive golf all across the country with a goal of playing for a college team. When that did not work out, making a decision on a major to focus on became so difficult for me because architecture my true passion just seemed like too rigorous of a course schedule. So I decided to study the only thing I knew a lot about PGA Golf Management with a Marketing Degree.

Three and a half years later I knew that playing was my passion, not working for the people that play. I dropped my PGA portion of my major earlier this year and pursued an internship in marketing. It was definitely the right decision, I had the same drive and ambition as when I pursed my PGA internships. I strived to work for the best or not work at all. That is why I turned straight to The Broadmoor since I had a classmate, and now former Broadmoor intern, Megan Pagett say that she loved her internship.

IMG_0620I applied and after getting through several rigorous rounds ofDCIM100GOPRO internships got the call that I got one of the positions. I could not have imagined a better place to have my first true marketing internship.

The amount I have progressed through this internship throughout this summer has been beyond what I could have ever imagined. Being able to assist, create and participate in many of the assignments I did was an opportunity incomparable to any of the golf facilities I have worked at. I went from working and having no responsibility to getting freedom to do what I actually wanted to do.

i-sJgkk42-X2I hopped between digital marketing, food & beverage marketing and public relations with some crisis management. I used the GoPro to get photos and video of many of the resorts amenities. I practically taught myself the ins and outs of iMovie in two months which I find amazing since I’ve never been very IMG_0597technologically inclined.

Also having the opportunity to get the guest experience while I was a marketing intern was so helpful to my perspective on what the guest would want to see of the resort. It was so fun to be able to experience Fishing Camp, it transformed me from a person that disliked all fishing to someone who had found a new hobby. If you take a look at the blogs I have written about my father and I’s experience you will know pretty quick that fishing is not something I enjoy very much. The experience my father and I had was so good and the work I did while I was up there it just made the overall experience so incredible.

I witnessed the processes of how to get photos for magazines, websites and newsletters which was a timely process. Learning the preparation that it took to open a new attraction and marketing it properly was a great experience that would have been hard to get at any other marketing internship. I really enjoyed the photoshoots and even participated as the main model for Fishing Camp which was pretty fun. On more of a PR side I witnessed how to treat clients of media and travel agents visiting the resort by touring them around property typically followed by a meal at the resort. I was ok with the occasional payment in food or a photo with Venus Williams it helped me realize the amazing opportunities I had while working here.

IMG_1087I could honestly write ten blogs about how amazing my experiences on this internship were and how awesome everyone I met was. I want to thank Krista Hienike for being the first to take the time to interview me, Marcus Miller for the opportunity to manage social media, the resort for treating me so well as an employee, and I cannot forget about Allison Scott. I could literally write a whole blog about how awesome she is and know The Broadmoor is going to miss her dearly with her leave in September. She is such an amazing boss to have and I can say I can’t think of another I have worked for that has taught me nearly as much as she did.

My overall experience at The Broadmoor has not only given me an exceptional knowledge of a resorts operations, but taught me that I can put my mind to whatever I want to do. I put in the hard work and there is no question that it showed. I wish I could stay longer but that is not the case so maybe one day I will have the opportunity to come back for a full time position at The Broadmoor.
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Six Reasons to Come to the Broadmoor this Halloween

by Kristen Apgar

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Every year on Halloween you trudge through ice, wind, and snow in a paper-thin costume in order to seek out candy for already excited children. Maybe this is the year to let yourself have a little fun on Halloween. Here are six reasons to get away this October to enjoy some Halloween fun at the Broadmoor:

1. Spooktacular Savings
: On October 30 and 31, the Broadmoor will be offering 20% off all spa services and golf green fees, and 25% off all suite rates. This means that you can stay in a beautiful luxury room for as low at $199 per night!

2. Pumpkin Craft Beers: Colorado boasts a wide array of breweries that provide visitors with unique flavors. This Halloween, the Broadmoor has partnered with New Belgium, Bristol, and Upslope to offer  some of the best pumpkin ales brewed in Colorado. For a limited time, the Golden Bee will be serving these quality ales to guests wanting to try local fall brews. For an additional treat, try Timmermans‘ Pumpkin Lambiscus, imported straight from Belgium.

3. Complimentary Whiskey Tastings
: Yes, you read that right. On the night of October 30, Michael Meyers (no relation to the title character from Halloween, or so we were told) from the award-winning Distillery 291 will be offering complimentary whiskey tastings at the Golden Bee.

4. Seasonal Cocktails: During Halloween weekend, the Golden Bee will also be offering delicious seasonal cocktails featuring the quality liquor of Distillery 291. Come warm up with the flavors of whiskey, apples, and cinnamon.


5. Spooky Soaring: This year marks the first Halloween of the newly reopened Seven Falls. In honor of the holiday, members of the Soaring Adventures team will be transformed into spooky and fun characters. For a more scream-worthy experience, try night zip lining. These thrilling tours start at 5:00pm the nights of October 29-31, and are priced at $50 dollars less than the usual zip lining fees. Space is limited, so reserve your adventure now.

6.The Halloween Room at The Christmas House: Between now and Halloween, the Christmas House on 1st street will be displaying a  room full of festive Halloween decorations. Take some time to stock up on supplies for next year’s festivities, and don’t forget to take a look around the rest of the shop!


Movie Schedule:October 16th – 31st

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!


Friday, October 16th
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Saturday, October 17th
12:00pm Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)
7:00pm Tomorrowland PG (2 hours, 10 minutes)

Sunday, October 18th
2:00pm The Theory of Everything PG-13 (2 Hours, 3 minutes)
7:00pm Avengers: Age of Ultron PG-13 (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Monday, October 19th
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Tuesday, October 20th
7:00pm Tomorrowland PG (2 hours, 10 minutes)

Wednesday, October 21st
7:00pm Avengers: Age of Ultron PG-13 (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Thursday, October 22th
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Friday, October 23rd
7:00pm The Princess Bride PG (1 hour, 38 minutes)

Saturday, October 24th
12:00pm The Imitation Game PG-13 (1 hour, 56 minutes)
7:00pm Avengers: Age of Ultron PG-13 (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Sunday, October 25th
2:00pm Guardians of the Galaxy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Monday, October 26th
7:00pm Tomorrowland PG (2 hours, 10 minutes)

Tuesday, October 27th
7:00pm Avengers: Age of Ultron PG-13 (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Wednesday, October 28th
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes) Thursday, October 29th
7:00pm Tomorrowland PG (2 hours, 10 minutes)

Friday, October 30th
7:00pm Avengers: Age of Ultron PG-13 (2 hours, 21 minutes)

October 31st
12:00pm The Boxtrolls PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)
7:00pm Insidious: Chapter 3 PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Movies are shown in the Little Theatre. All movies are subject to change.
Movies are complimentary for Guests & Members.
Matinee Showings are 12:00pm on Saturdays & 2:00pm on Sundays.

Getting to Know the Summit Team

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There are a lot of exciting events coming to Summit restaurant over the next few months! Before your visit, take a moment to get to know the restaurant’s fun, friendly staff.

Chef Mark Musial started as a food runner at Summit in 2006. Only nine years later, his exemplary culinary skills have led him to take on the role of Summit’s Chef de Cuisine.


Chef Musial

Describe your cooking philosophy in one sentence:

Source great ingredients and let their natural flavors shine.Summit Dishes

What is your earliest food memory?

My mom’s over easy eggs. She cooked them with margarine and served them with toast. I still keep a tub of margarine just for my eggs.

Who is your biggest culinary influence?

While I’ve learned a lot from all of the chefs I’ve worked with, my dad taught me the importance of never giving up and what it means to work hard. He unknowingly prepared me for a life in the culinary industry.

What food item or dish is your guilty pleasure?

I love lunch meat… there it is, out in the open now. I also enjoy the green chili and fresh guacamole that my wife and I make together. I’m not going to lie, lunch meat and leftover green chili are the jam!


Chef Musial Carving an Iberico Ham


Summit’s new manager, Greg Shields, also has a history with the Broadmoor. One of his greatest accomplishments was serving as the manager of Emerald Valley Ranch. Now, Greg is excited to bring his skills to Summit.


Manager Greg Shields

What is your earliest restaurant memory?

A great hometown steakhouse my family would visit almost weekly. I’d always order the sirloin tips with sautéed onions and peppers!

Name your favorite food city and why:

Vancouver, BC, has a variety of great cuisine. I personally love the seafood: oysters, mussels, crab and salmon. In the spring you can buy live BC Spotted Prawns from the markets which make incredible ceviche! BC also has some delicious white wines and Pinot Noirs.

What is your favorite dish at Summit?

The Lobster Mac and Cheese. The broiled bread crumb crust puts it over the top!

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese

What is the most rewarding part about your job?

When all members of the restaurant team are in tune with the guests and with each other, everything flows smoothly. I like to see guests relaxing, enjoying the food, and connecting with one another. When this happens, it makes my job worthwhile!

Current and Upcoming Events at Summit:

Now-October 18: Colorado Springs Restaurant Week: Celebrate local cuisine with Restaurant Week! From now until the 18th, Summit will be offering three-course dinners for two for only 60 dollars!

Starting January 2016: Summit’s 10th Anniversary: In 2016 Summit will be celebrating ten years of bringing quality French cuisine to Colorado Springs.

January 15-17: Pinot Posse: Join us for a special evening with some of the country’s best Pinot Noir winemakers to mark the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary.


The Wilderness Experience Part 2: The Taste of Fall

by Kristen Apgar


Imagine spending a relaxing weekend in the cool autumn air of the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to the Broadmoor’s Wilderness Experience properties, guests can now escape to the mountains in luxury.

Emerald Valley Ranch is one of the Broadmoor’s main mountain getaways. Tucked away in the heart of the Front Range, the Ranch provides endless opportunities for adventure, including mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and archery.

Cloud Camp is a luxurious lodge locate 3,000 feet above the Broadmoor. This quiet retreat above the clouds provides breathtaking views of the Front Range, and the city of Colorado Springs.

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As the Rocky Mountains continue to be plunged into the autumn months, both Cloud Camp and Emerald Valley Ranch provide perfect escapes from the chilly air, without sacrificing the rugged appeal of the mountains. Rustic décor, stone fireplaces, an on-site bar, and wholesome meals provide guests with all the warmth that they could possibly need.

Inside.jpgAs the head chef of both wilderness locations, Jonathan Frakes understands the importance of creating dishes that are simple, elegant, and seasonal. “Simplicity is key,” states Frakes. “The more flavor you get out of a raw product, the better.”


The majority of Frakes’ ingredients are all-natural products that can be found seasonally throughout Colorado. Both at home and in his professional life, Chef Frakes loves to experiment with the flavors of fresh meats and vegetables.


Each wilderness location has four menus that it cycles through every week in order to provide guests with a variety of foods and flavors. Now that Chef Frakes and his team are fully transitioned into fall, their menus include the hearty root vegetables and squash of the season. Furthermore, Chef Frakes has replaced his chilled soups with rich, creamy, warm soups.

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The staff at Emerald Valley Ranch and Cloud Camp go the extra mile to give their guests a relaxing, memorable experience. From the warm, homemade cinnamon rolls, to the friendly smiles of the staff-members, the true wilderness experience may be found in the details.

If you love the idea of a weekend surrounded by fresh air, warm fireplaces, and tastefully simple meals, take this opportunity to book your stay at one of the Broadmoor’s Wilderness Experience locations. Take advantage of our 10% discounted rates between now and November 1st to close out this season, or start planning for next season opening May 1, 2016:

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The Wilderness Experience Part 1: Autumn Comes to Fishing Camp

by Kristen Apgar

There is something about the onset of fall that makes the senses go wild. The vibrant leaves contrasted against the backdrop of the autumn sky dazzle the eyes, while the late-season wildflowers provide a blanket of color below. The taste of home cooked meals laced with pumpkin, apple, and spices warm both the heart and the soul. If there is any place that that exudes this holistic autumn experience, it is the Broadmoor’s Fishing Camp.

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As a first-time angler, I was unsure of what to expect at Fishing Camp. I envisioned spending the day knee-deep in an icy river, watching the hours tick by as I waited for a bite. Instead, I discovered a serene experience full of peaceful rivers, warm people, and home cooked meals. The overall ambiance of the camp was simple, cozy, and inviting.


From the moment I stepped out of the car, I was transported into a world completely cut off from my hectic life. Fishing camp does not have cell phone service, but it does have incomparable natural beauty. From the majestic mountains sprinkled with golden aspens, to the exquisite details of the fall wild flowers, I could not tear my eyes away from the wonder that surrounded me.


On the river, my knowledgeable guide patiently walked me through the steps of fly fishing. I learned how to use a dry fly to catch fish at the surface of the water, a streamer to catch fish along the riverbed, and a nymph to catch everything else. Overall, fly fishing was a peaceful processes that would relax even the busiest of people. Between casting and recasting the fly, listening the babbling of the river, and watching chipmunks busily prepare for winter, my day was gone in what seemed like a matter of minutes.


Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Fishing Camp is its staff. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly to provide their guests with the best experience possible. When I walked up the steps of the main lodge, the staff members greeted me with warm smiles and hugs. Even though I was a stranger, I was welcomed as part of the family.

Not only do the staff dedicate hours of their lives to patiently teach guests how to fly fish, they also take the time to prepare hot meals for their guests.


Mealtime is an essential part of life at Fishing Camp. The home cooked meals are simple and hearty. They are made from the freshest ingredients, and often incorporate that day’s catch. While meals at Fishing Camp are incredibly delicious, they are also meant to revive those who have spent a long day on the river. One can almost taste the hard work and love poured into these dishes.

Mealtime also brings people together. All meals are served in a family-style setting that encourages conversation. Coming from a world in which I can hardly remove myself from the computer or cell phone screen long enough to grab a quick snack, it was refreshing to have genuine conversation with staff and guests around the dinner table.

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As Fishing Camp’s season comes to a close, it is not too late to partake in this serene wilderness retreat. To book your adventure, visit

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Movie Schedule:October 1st – 15th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!



Thursday, October 1st
7:00pm Furious 7 PG-13 (2 hours, 17 minutes)

Friday, October 2nd
7:00pm Love & Mercy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Saturday, October 3rd
2:00pm Woman in Gold PG-13 (1 hour, 49 minutes)
7:00pm Mad Max: Fury Road R (2 hours)

Sunday, October 4th
2:00pm The Good Lie PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)
7:00pm Furious 7 PG-13 (2 hours, 17 minutes)

Monday, October 5th
7:00pm Love & Mercy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Tuesday, October 6th
7:00pm Mad Max: Fury Road R (2 hours)

Wednesday, October 7th
7:00pm Furious 7 PG-13 (2 hours, 17 minutes)

Thursday, October 8th
7:00pm Love & Mercy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Friday, October 9th
7:00pm Mad Max: Fury Road R (2 hours)

Saturday, October 10th
12:00pm Philomena PG-13 (1 hour, 38 minutes)
7:00pm Furious 7 PG-13 (2 hours, 17 minutes)

Sunday, October 11th
2:00pm Chef R (1 hour, 54 minutes)
7:00pm Love & Mercy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Monday, October 12th
7:00pm Mad Max: Fury Road R (2 hours)

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th
7:00pm Love & Mercy PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Thursday, October 15th
7:00pm Mad Max: Fury Road R (2 hours)

Movies are shown in the Little Theatre. All movies are subject to change.
Movies are complimentary for Guests & Members.
Matinee Showings are 12:00pm on Saturdays & 2:00pm on Sundays.

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