DENVER -- Voters gathered in front of big screens across Colorado for debate watch parties on Sunday. Dozens filled a theater at the Sie Film Center in Denver wondering what Trump would say in response to a video recording of him saying lewd things about women.
Settling in with cold cocktails and popcorn at the film center, political theatre was on full display for Denver voters.
"It's like the year of Jerry Springer," said Monica Comacho.
Both candidates did not hold back and neither did the Denver audience with its boos and cheers. The Denver Film Society’s free watch party had a diverse crowd, from self-proclaimed political nerds to those watching simply to be entertained. Kevin Winn wishes there would have been more substance to the debate.
"There's a lot of important issues actually going on, so I would like to see policy," said Winn.
Debate watchers were quick to fill their debate BINGO cards every time they heard certain buzz words, while others studied answers carefully fact-checking comments throughout the debate.
Comacho is voting for Hillary Clinton. She doesn't like much of Donald Trump's rhetoric, but she's happy it's sparking conversation.
"I guess it's good for the country that we're discussing things like misogyny and sexual assault, but we're discussing them because they're so blatant," said Camacho.
The weekend’s twists and turns have sparked some of the most interest in the 2016 presidential election thus far.
"I'm kind of concerned that [the October surprises] will completely distract from any policy," said Winn. "So we'll really just see more of the tabloid TV."
Most at the Denver Film Society's watch party cheered for Clinton during the debate.