We don’t have a drive-in movie theater in Aspen — but why would we? Come summertime, this is a biking town.
We need a bike-in movie, and the Aspen Art Museum is giving us just that this week, with a free screening of “Breaking Away,” the classic 1979 bike-racing comedy and coming-of-age story.
For those of us getting in the spirit for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (rolling through town Aug. 22 and 23), biking down to the museum grounds for this outdoor screening at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, will be a perfect scene setter.
The movie depicts a close-knit group of high school friends during the summer after graduation — they’re townies known as “cutters” in an Indiana college town, one of whom is getting ready for a big cycling race.
Get in the saddle and go check it out.
The bike-in movie kicks off the art museum’s summer film series, the rest of which focus on art and artists. Future screenings, at various locations around town include “Gerhard Richter Painting” (Aug. 22), “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (Aug. 23), “Divid Hockney: A Big Picture” (Aug. 29) and “Woman Art Revolution: A Secret History” (Sept. 5).