Lefty’s Gourmet Pizza and Ice Cream has been a staple of downtown Niwot for over 25 years. This summer, the eatery added a new event to the docket - a community movie night. Each week, Lefty’s shows kid-friendly classics like Aladdin or romantic comedies like Serendipity.
Movie night comes with a wealth of other additions to the pizza parlor. A new front deck, new tableware, renovated bathroom, and landscaped front and back yards were recent updates completed throughout the summer. Out back, a giant inflatable projector screen stands 12 feet tall and 20 feet wide on a brand new wooden deck.
Owner Lefty Harris is also gearing up to add “Astronomy Night”, where guests are invited to visit the restaurant and take a look at the stars, planets, and the moon through his telescope. Additional information and dates for this event will be on the restaurant’s website. Lefty explains the catalyst for this event, “I love educating people and expanding people’s minds to the greater universe, rather than limiting it to what they see with their eyeballs on Earth.”
So far, the largest movie night at Lefty’s hosted around 30 guests and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. This week’s screening, scheduled for Sept. 11, is the The Princess Bride. Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs and kick back under the late-summer sky. Also, Lefty’s offers a “dinner for 2” or “dinner for 4” special. The movie is set to begin at dark, which is currently around 7:35 p.m.
After this Wednesday’s showing, Lefty’s will switch to Saturday-only screenings. On Sept. 14, catch the exciting thriller National Treasure or stop by the weekend after, Sept. 21, and sing along to Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang.