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Mesa Mall Celebrates Summer with Outdoor Cinema Series with Community Food Bank

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO (May 2020) – Grand Junction residents and visitors have a new summertime destination for entertainment as Mesa Mall launches first-time ‘Summer Cinema Series’, presented by Alpine Bank. With five films throughout the season, all viewed from the comfort of your vehicle, community members can count on a fun activity for the whole family after the sun sets at the Sutherlands Parking Lot.

The Friday-night series will debut on May 21st with a showing of “The Sandlot”, celebrating the kick-off of the Junior College World Series Tournament. Tickets to the outdoor movies for the entire series are free, however, Mesa Mall has partnered with Community Food Bank, where movie attendees are encouraged to bring donated items as an entry fee. The list of desired items can be found at

“As part of the fabric of the Western Slope, we have been inspired by the resilience of our neighbors and community partners,” said Caitlyn Love, Marketing Director of Mesa Mall. “It is a privilege to welcome guests to this classic summer outdoor movie experience and provide a fun way for those in attendance to share a summer evening together for a good cause, supporting Community Food Bank. We’d like to give a special thank you to Alpine Bank for partnering with us on this event to give back to those in our community.”

Online registration for all summer outdoor movies are required to enter the event and attendees can secure their vehicle ticket at A vehicle is required to enter all summer films. Number of vehicles are limited at these events.

The schedule for Mesa Mall’s ‘Summer Cinema Series’ is as follows :

  • Friday, May 21 : The Sandlot – Gates open at 7:30p | Show at 8:30p
  • Friday, June 18 : Wonder Woman – Gates open at 7:40p | Show at 8:40p
  • Friday, July 23 : The Croods – Gates at 7:30p | Show at 8:30p
  • Friday, August 13 : Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Gates at 7:20p | Show at 8:20p
  • Friday, September 24 : The Little Rascals – Gates at 6:00p | Show at 7:00p

When guests arrive at the South Sutherlands entrance (entrance off of Patterson will not be permitted), cars will be directed to a parking spot by Community Food Bank volunteers and will tune their radio to a designated station for audio streaming from their own cars. Guests will also have the opportunity upon entry to make a donation to Community Food Bank in order to give back to the local community.

Local popcorn vendor Goodie Gourmet will be on site for the summer series as well, and attendees can enjoy treats while at the event.

For more information regarding showtimes, films, and updates throughout the summer, follow @shopmesamall on Instagram and Facebook, and visit us at

About Mesa Mall

Mesa Mall is located in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is the largest indoor shopping mall serving western Colorado and eastern Utah, making it the perfect spot for shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. Located at 2424 Old US Hwy 6 & 50, Mesa Mall is currently open Monday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm, and on Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm.