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Sundance Festival Lounges are back in SLC in person! at Copper Common and HallPass at The Gateway

Copper Common bar

Visit Salt Lake is again helping locals and visitors get their Sundance Film Festival groove on in Utah’s capital city by hosting the always-popular Festival Lounges nightly from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Two lounges are planned for this year, and both will have a wide variety of live music, performances, filmmaker appearances, and lively discussions. Adjacent to a new screening venue this year is the Festival Lounge at HallPass located at The Gateway. Returning as a favorite venue will be the Festival Lounge at Copper Common*, located just around the corner from the Broadway Theatre. Both will feature daily entertainment and a variety of tasty food & beverage options.  * Copper Common is a bar and patrons must be 21+ and present valid ID.

There is no entrance fee and it’s open to the public, but seating is limited. All Festival Lounges are ideal locations to discuss film, art, theater, and cultural pursuits both pre- and post-screenings. Full information is at:

“With the growth in Salt Lake’s role in Sundance, it’s critical to continually enhance the Festival experience, be it before or after a film screening at one of the Lounges or simply relaxing and enjoying some excellent local music in a casual setting,” commented Michael Mack, Director of Travel Trade & Strategic Partnerships for Visit Salt Lake. “It’s been exciting to see the growth and success of Sundance here in Salt Lake, and I believe the urban experience offers something completely different, yet complementary, to that of the Park City scene.”