The 2019 Sundance Film Festival will screen 19 films at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, during the event’s opening and closing weekends. This is the fifth year the Grand will host moviegoers from around the world during the annual festival, which in the past has brought special guests like former Vice President Al Gore, Viggo Mortensen and Daniel Radcliffe to the Grand Theatre stage.
The schedule of movies at the Grand kicks off Jan. 25 with the Spotlight film “Maiden” and will wrap on Feb. 3 with the premieres of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” “Velvet Buzzsaw” and “The Tomorrow Man.”
The $300 Grand Theatre Pass gives film enthusiasts access to all screenings at the theater on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the festival. The pass also provides admittance to all of the festival’s non-screening venues, such as Sundance’s headquarters and the Sundance ASCAP Music Café in Park City. For more information on purchasing a Grand Theatre Pass and individual tickets, visit http://www.sundance.org. The Grand Theatre is located at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City.
“We are pleased to provide a venue for Sundance at our South City location,” said Richard Scott, SLCC dean of the School of Arts Communications & Media. “Like Sundance, SLCC is a tremendous community asset, and it is exciting to provide these films for the convenience and pleasure of the Salt Lake Valley and our students.”
The 1,100-seat Grand Theatre dates to the 1930s when it was part of Salt Lake City’s South High School. The high school closed in 1988 and was purchased by SLCC in 1989. Over the years, SLCC has retained the theatre’s Depression-era charm while incorporating the latest in stage production technology. Every season, the Grand hosts award-winning theatre, dance and concerts that benefit students and faculty and attract arts enthusiasts from along the Wasatch Front.