Sunset Cinema: Tampopo

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Sunset Cinema: Tampopo

Outdoor screening of Tampopo AND Japanese Arts Network Cultural Mix-Tape

By Denver Arts & Venues

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, July 11 · 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.

  • For Spanish or other Interpretation Services:
  • For Sign Language Interpreter or Cart Services:
  • For Other Disability Accommodations:



Not Rated | 1h 54 min.

Jûzô Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, TAMPOPO serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, TAMPOPO remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.

(1985) Director: Jûzô Itami


Japanese Arts Network Cultural Mixtape celebrates their love of Japanese cultural tradition and heritage, as well as their love of hip-hop music, through interactive and engaging genre-bending live music and art performances. Featured artists include emcee and beatmaker 3Two who has been part of Colorado's emerging hip-hop scene for a little over half a decade; second and third generation Colorado-born Japanese American taiko drum musicians and folk dancers Courtney Ozaki and June Kurobane, second generation Japanese American Aerial Artist Leilani Rose, Okinawan American sanshin musician Gabriel Batmanglidj, multi-instrumental string musician Matthew Ryan Durgin, and local favorite dancers Chopz, Josiah, and Sorrow.

The Japanese Arts Network (JA-NE) is a Colorado-based national resource for artistic collaboration and connection. We provide access to resources and develop programs and platforms that support and strengthen visibility for Japanese Artists in America who create with ‘cultural intention’ and are vital to society. We are dedicated to bringing together artists, communities, and stakeholders by celebrating and advancing Japanese arts experiences in America.


Roll It Up Sushi

Ninja Ramen Mobile


More information about the series and upcoming dates at


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.