Celebrating more than 40 years of cinematic excellence, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is fast approaching.
This year’s lineup features over 100 works, ranging from “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” the story of Ted Bundy starring Zac Efron, to “Crime + Punishment,” a documentary about the 2015 class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas in New York City.
Screenings take place across 24 venues from Park City to Salt Lake City. The two main venues are the Eccles Theatre in Park City and the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus.
Landing tickets to get into screenings can require some maneuvering.
If possible, tickets should be purchased in advance at box offices or online through the Sundance website.
In the event tickets are sold out for a screening, arriving few hours early and getting on a wait-list is the next-best method of securing tickets. Keeping an eye out for festivalgoers selling spare tickets can be worthwhile as tickets are often resold at face value. Otherwise, be prepared for long lines.
No parking will be provided through the festival, and with more than 120,000 people visiting Salt Lake City and Park City, street parking will be considerably harder to come by.
If catching a screening in Park City is on the docket, try to arrive early in the morning. For shorter and local commutes, both Park City and Salt Lake City boast clean, reliable and inexpensive public transports.
There’s plenty of ways to stay entertained when not in a line.
The Freshmarket on Park Ave. in Park City is considered one of the best locations for spotting celebrities. And if a Robert Redford sighting is of notable interest, he’s often found winding down at his restaurant Zoom, post-screening.
Easily recognizable faces will be abundant throughout Park City, so a chance sighting in a restaurant or hotel won’t be uncommon.