Get the summer movie season underway with a locally filmed feature directed by a Fruita Monument High School graduate.

Grand Junction's historic Avalon Theatre will host an exclusive screening of the locally-made feature film Dragon Soldiers. Tickets for this fundraiser are available now, and if you hurry, you can save $5 off the ticket price.

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This Will Be a Big Night

Join in on this fundraiser, and you can enjoy a true movie experience. With this fundraiser, you'll get to enjoy:

  • exclusive screening of Dragon Soldiers
  • live on-stage Q&A with director Hank Braxton
  • Q&A session with the cast of the film
  • Cast and crew afterparty on the Avalon's rooftop terrace

When it's all said and done proceeds benefit the Avalon Theatre Foundation’s "ongoing efforts to preserve, promote and enhance The Avalon for community benefit."

Backstory on "Dragon Soldiers"

The director of the film, Hank Braxtan, attended Fruita Monument High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended film school in Denver.

According to, Braxtan brought the production to Grand Junction, where local film students and veterans could get experience working on a professional film.

The Story

According to IMDB:

In a suburban town, a deadly monster lurks in the surrounding forest, killing all those who wander too close. Desperate to stop the attack, a group of elite soldiers are called in to handle the situation. The hunters quickly become the hunted as they struggle to kill the terrifying, fire-breathing beast.

Get Tickets Now and Save Five Bucks

You can save a few bucks on your ticket price thanks to downtown Grand Junction's Board Fox Games. Use the promo code BRDFOX before May 31 and get $5 off your ticket.

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Doors: 6 p.m.
  • Showtime: 7 p.m.
  • Rooftop After Party with Cast: 9 p.m.

 Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $20 plus fees
  • Students: $10 plus fees
  • Rooftop Afterparty with director and cast: $15 plus fees

This sounds like a fantastic evening. Imagine how much fun you could have going to a fundraiser featuring a local talent who's made it in the industry. To top it off, you can enjoy a question and answer session with the director, cast, and crew. When it's all said and done, proceeds benefit the Avalon Theatre Foundation. Make plans to attend.

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