Sunset Cinema: Chef

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Sunset Cinema: Chef

Outdoor screening of Chef AND Raul Murciano's Colorado Mambo Orchestra

By Denver Arts & Venues

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, June 13 · 6:30pm MDT


Galleria @ Denver Performing Arts Complex 1400 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202

About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This year the outdoor film + entertainment series highlights food-centric features that will tickle the tastebuds. Together with Denver Film, Denver Arts & Venues will be presenting a lineup of films that will transport us throughout the globe, across decades and often to the extreme heat of a chef’s kitchen. There will be performances presented by Dazzle before the films along with themed food trucks, drinks and other cinema snacks available for purchase.

All events are FREE, but please register so we know how many people to expect.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with local food trucks, cinema-style snacks and beverages available for purchase
  • Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:15 p.m.
  • Films begin at dusk

Bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends down to the Galleria and enjoy the show! We'll gather on the lower terrace of the Galleria where the complex meets Scupture Park, next to Boettcher Concert Hall. There will be some seating available on a first come, first serve basis.

For Guest Accommodations: Please request interpretation or accommodation at least three business days in advance.

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R | 1h 54 min.

After a controlling owner pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking -- as well as his zest for life and love.

(2014) Director: Jon Favreau


Contemporary Cuban Salsa, Latin Jazz, & American Pop/Standards, all with a unique Latin tinge. Led by Raul Murciano, Jr.

Raul Murciano, Jr. is an unabashed lover of life and has worn many hats throughout life’s journey—from becoming a civil engineer to being a founding member/performer and musical director of The Miami Sound Machine (yes, with Gloria Estefan), to earning master's and doctoral degrees in music theory and composition, serving over 29 years at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, first as Program Director of Media Writing and Production, then Full Professor of Practice in Composition, and ultimately as Dean of Administration of the entire School, to now having moved to Denver in early 2020 and creating the Colorado Mambo Orchestra in 2021. It has been, thus far, nothing short of an amazing adventure that has included touring nationally and internationally making music with world-class performers, as well as composing and producing over 700 musical ads for radio, television (and even a few movie scores). As a university professor, Dr. Murciano has been privileged to mentor many currently successful and recognized (Grammy Award-winning) music producers, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and fellow educators


Fritay Haitian Cuisine

Areyto Puerto Rican Food


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Sunset Cinema is brought to you by Denver Arts & Venues, which uses proceeds from paid events at City venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver Performing Arts Complex to make this and other cultural events possible, and to improve access to art, music and culture for all.

About the organizer

So that all may thrive, Arts & Venues enriches and advances Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building.

Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, the Denver Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan.

Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.