The annual Sundance Film Festival brings Hollywood to the hip ski town of Park City. The 11-day celebration will take place January 20 – 30, 2011 showcasing the best of independent film-making.
If you haven’t participated in the festival before, you should definitely do so this time. Movies will be shown at the Eccles Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Holiday Village, the library on Park Ave, Prospector Square, the Yarrow, and Redstone Cinemas. Other locations include various theatres in the Salt Lake Valley and Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. Many of the movies are world premiers with the cast and director in attendance. Most movies will not be in the theatres for another few months to a year.
All individual tickets and waiting list tickets are $15. Box offices are located in Park City at the Gateway Center and in Trolley Square in Salt Lake City. Register today online and purchase a time slot until December 20, 2010. Starting at January 17, 2011 you can purchase available tickets at the ticket offices as well.
Besides watching movies you can extend the festival experience outside the theatre. Stroll on Main Street and see some celebrities walk around. Visit the Sundance House, Panels, Sundance Music Café or various other locations where you can possibly meet film makers, and view discussions. One tip: Dress Warm! It is usually very cold at this time of the year.
Parking does not exist during the busy Sundance Film Festival. Use free shuttles that travel frequently between 7 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.