Loading

Book Your Trip

Call a local vacation expert at 800-670-0792

ASPEN FILM AND WHEELER OPERA HOUSE TO PRESENT FREE HOLIDAY FILM ‘ELF’ WITH FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT LIFT-UP

Aspen Film

Contact:  Regna Jones

[email protected]

 

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2016

 

ASPEN FILM AND WHEELER OPERA HOUSE TO PRESENT FREE HOLIDAY FILM ‘ELF’ WITH FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT LIFT-UP

Aspen, CO (November 16, 2016): Aspen Film, in partnership with The Wheeler Opera House and sponsors Generation Aspen and Paradise Bakery, has announced a screening of the holiday film “Elf,” with a food and clothing drive to benefit the humanitarian organization Lift-Up. Additional activities include special “Elfin” entertainment by Sol Theatre’s young actors and a costume parade where children are encouraged to dress like an elf for the event. Milk and cookies will be served after the film. Admission is free; however, organizers ask that attendees bring a donation of non-perishable food items or winter clothing. More information can be found by contacting Aspen Film 970-925-6882 / aspenfilm.org. The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, Colorado.

The two organizations are collaborating to give back to the Roaring Fork Valley by offering a free family holiday movie and to collect donated items to support a vital, local non-profit organization. Founded in 1982, Lift-Up is dedicated to providing essential humanitarian assistance in the Roaring Fork Valley.  It offers seven food pantries, a mobile pantry, two thrift shops, two Extended Table dinner locations (soup kitchens), and assembles and distributes holiday food baskets.  Last year, they distributed over 1700 baskets to families in need in the community. For more information, please contact the Lift-Up Administration office at 970-625-4496 or go online to www.liftup.org

The classic holiday comedy, “Elf,” follows the story of Buddy—a man raised as an elf at the North Pole, who, after inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “The Jungle Book”), written by David Berenbaum (“The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “The Haunted Mansion”) and starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart.

In addition to the film, milk and cookies will be served after the show where kids and parents can make cut-out, paper snowflakes and learn more about Lift-Up in the lobby of the Wheeler.  Cookies have been graciously donated by Paradise Bakery.

- END -

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

X close