The Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus will once again host filmmakers and international audiences during the annual Sundance Film Festival in January. Seth Miller explains how the Grand Theatre became involved.
The Sundance Film Festival has been getting more and more popular, and with a need in the Salt Lake Valley for a large venue, the Grand Theatre was a perfect fit. It’s the fourth year in a row that SLCC and Sundance Institute have partnered to bring independent filmmaking to more theater goers as the festival grows in popularity.
The Sundance Institute collaborated with Salt Lake Community College to make permanent upgrades at the Grand Theatre that have resulted in superior sound quality for every event, including films that show during the festival.
The Grand Theatre is currently the festival’s second largest venue (the largest in the Salt Lake Valley), with a seating capacity of more than 1,100.
Movies are shown at the Grand on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two weekends during the festival, with plenty of free parking on site at South City Campus. Last festival Sundance screened 18 movies at the Grand. You can research ticket availability and prices on Sundance Institute’s website.
There are benefits to seeing Sundance films at The Grand. Park City can be crowded and difficult to navigate and find a parking place in during the festival. There is free parking at the Grand Theatre.There is also a bus line that has a stop right in front of the Grand Theatre off of State Street in Salt Lake City.
For more about the plays, musicals, concerts and events taking place at the Grand Theatre, visit grandtheatrecompany.com.
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