After enjoying a Madagascar Circus, high flying BMX riders, and scurvy scallywags, we thought there was nothing else to do but -- dramatic pause -- steal the Moon! Or rather, we thought we would help Gru and his minions do it, and then screen DESPICABLE ME in celebration of DESPICABLE ME 2, and all wannabe (and reformed) supervillains out there at Aspen Grove!
At our DESPICABLE ME extravaganza on Tuesday, July 2 we're going to have Minion Bowling, a Team Gru and Team Vector relay race, a Feed the Minion contest, and a chance to build your very own supervillain shrink ray. Fair warning: There will be unicorns and ballet involved in one of these contests, so be prepared to sparkle! You always need your A-Game at Aspen Grove's Outdoor Series.
But just to keep things interesting, we're also going to celebrate the early release of THE LONE RANGER. We'll have pony rides, and a saloon photo booth where all aspiring sheriffs and gunslingers can get their photo taken with props and costumes. It's going to be a weird cinematic mash-up, but we think it works. Wouldn't Gru have been a better guy if he'd just gotten a pony ride once and awhile?
The Humane Society of South Platte Valley will be on hand to talk about the importance of adopting small creatures, be they cats, dogs, or little girls. For $4, they will provide a beer voucher, which everyone 21 and over can trade for a cold alcoholic beverage. Our brewer for this event will be Oskar Blues Brewery, and they'll be on hand to meet everyone, and talk about their amazing craft beer.
We'll also be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, candy, soda, water and popcorn straight from the Alamo, so bring a big appetite!
Festivities kick off at 7:00, and we'll be screening the film at roughly 8:30. It's the second to last movie of the series, so let's make it count, and have a super(villain) night!