As I mentioned in a previous post, Sundance Film Festival will be starting in a little less than a week. We couldn’t be more excited! We’ve already given you the ins and outs of how to catch the festival in Park City, so now we’d like to tell you about where you can catch the events on this side of the mountains.
But first a little information about tickets…
One of the most important things to remember is that each city in the Sundance event schedule is separated by a 30- to 75-minute drive, so you will want to make sure you select screening tickets in the city where you plan on spending most of your time.
Tickets went on sale for Sundance members on January 16th, for locals. Tickets will be available until they’re completely sold out. The non-local public can purchase tickets starting today, January 21st, so if you’re planning on attending from out of state, you’ll want to make sure to be online right at 10am (MST) to ensure you can grab your seats.
The Salt Lake City theaters that will be hosting premiers and showings are as follows:
Broadway Centre Cinema
Rose Wagner Center
Salt Lake City Library Theatre
You can view the full event schedule here. And, if you’re trying to up your chances of catching sight of one of your Hollywood favorites, we loved this article that tells you exactly who is in which film.
Making Your Experience Amazing:
The great news is that parking in SLC is different a lot more ample than in Park City! If you’re local, or planning on spending your time exclusively at screenings in SLC, there are more than enough places to choose from as far as parking goes. If you are spending the day up in Park City, we would highly recommend taking an Uber up, and using PC’s great public transportation to get around town! (No need to pay for more meters than you need to.)
One of the other great advantages to enjoying the festival in Salt Lake are the festival lounges! This year Utah Business reports that there will be 3 Festival Lounges:
“The Queer Lounge, adding new music choices and drag performances, joins the always-popular Festival Lounges at Copper Common downtown and East Liberty Tap House in Sugar House, where local musicians are performing live nightly at 7 and 10 p.m. from Friday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 1. A full entertainment schedule follows.
Helping locals and visitors alike get their Sundance Film Festival groove on in Utah’s capital city during the 10-day event, the Sundance Film Festival Lounges are an ideal place to continue the conversation after taking in this year’s roster of amazing film offerings. The Lounges are a great, affordable and convenient way to experience the magic of the Festival as there are no entrance fees and they’re open to the public, but seating is limited. All Festival Lounges are ideal locations to discuss film, art, theater and cultural pursuits both pre- and post-screenings.”
If you end up having any downtime between events, you can also feel free to swing by our Redman office! We’ve got a gorgeous gallery featuring the works of Michael Nikola on the 6th and 7th floors, and our agents and staff are more than happy to point you to more points of interest in the city.
For any of your other event related questions, be sure to check out the Sundance website, and be sure to check out the festival map that includes more details on each venue, theatre, and even shuttle routes.
To get notified about traffic incidents, road closures, weather conditions, and other emergencies, you can sign up for a joint Emergency Alert Program between the Sundance Film Festival and Park City. All you have to do is text FILMFEST to 888777 to start receiving alerts during the Sundance Film Festival. (Standard text messaging rates apply.)