The summer months in Park City are blessedly long, allowing for endless fun out in the sun. Sometimes you need to slow it down and there's no better way than with a chill evening of movie watching. Wind down from a full day of play out in the mountains or on the water with these film events in (and around) Park City.
Park City Film Series
As with previous summers, Park City Film Series is kicking back and relaxing during the month with a break from their normal jam-packed independent cinema schedule. Instead, they're offering some classic flicks during the Throwback Tuesday film series, taking place (you guessed it) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in July. All the films are free and so is the popcorn!
Tuesday, July 3 - The Muppet Movie (G)
Kermit and his band of muppet friends travel to Hollywood to seek their fortune, but a frog legs merchant is hunting him.
Tuesday, July 10 - The Sandlot (PG)
The new kid in town finds himself in numerous adventures after being befriended by a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy teammates.
Tuesday, July 17 - Peggy Sue Got Married (PG-13)
After fainting during a high school reunion, Peggy Sue find herself in the past, right before her graduation.
Tuesday, July 31 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)
A cartoon rabbit framed for murder teams up with a toon-hating detective to prove his innocence.
Sundance Summer Film Series
Get a taste of the Sundance Film Festival sans the parka and ticket prices. Split around locations in Utah, the Sundance Summer Film series is the perfect time to pack up picnic and catch festival favorite movies al fresco. Since these are outdoor venues, the film begins at dusk (approx. 9 p.m.)
Relive the thrilling feat and events of "the artistic crime of the century" when Frenchman Philippe Petit danced across a wire suspended between New York City's Twin Towers in 1974. Winner of Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Amidst social unrest in a troubled city, high school senior girls in Baltimore's inner city strive to achieve success on their step team and attempt to be the first in their families to attend college.
In this heartfelt documentary, Imagine Dragons' Mormon frontman Dan Reynolds sets out to change the narrative for LGBTQ youth in the Mormon church. With rising teen suicide in Utah, the church's polices are called into question. Director Don Argott will be on hand for a post-film Q&A.
Robert Redford and Paul Newman attempt to live the outlaw life in this classic film about real life train-robbing duo Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival
Join the Utah Film Society for a weekend of elevating LGBTQ voices through cinema from July 20 to 22 during the 15th Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. The schedule includes twenty-three feature films and three short film programs, plus post film Q&A's, and, of course, parties. Festival passes are on sale now. To see the full line-up of movies and get your tickets, visit the festival website.
Metro Summer Kids Movies
Parents looking for a cheap way to entertain the kids can take advantage of $2 tickets during the Metro Summer Kids Movies series at Redstone Shopping Center. The series continues in July with the following films:
July 3 - The Lorax
The Dr. Seuss classic about the grumpy, yet charming creature called the Lorax who fights to protect the wild.
July 10 - The Lego Batman Movie
Super cool Lego Bruce Wayne strives to protect Gotham City from the usual villains, while he discover's he's accidentally adopted a teenage kid who wants to be his sidekick.
July 17 - The Secret Life of Pets
What do pets do while their owners are away? Find out in this hilarious tale about a terrier named Max and an unwelcome new dog, Duke, his owner adopts.
July 24 - Sing - July 24
In a city of animals, a hustling theater manager attempts to save his business by putting on a singing contest. The grandeur of the event means the lives of the singers will be changed forever.
July 31 - Kung Fu Panda 3
The "legendary adventures of awesomeness" continue as Po faces new challenges in his kung-fu journey, this time a supernatural one and another that hits closer to home.
See you next month for more popcorn-worthy favorites!