This Summer, Park City Film Adds an Adventurous Venue for Drive-in Movie Buffs

Jul 17, 2020

The parking lot of the Utah Olympic Park will provide a second, scenic venue for Park City Film's slate of drive-in screenings this summer. Up to 100 cars can be accommodated at each screening.
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With theaters dark and no sign of opening soon, Park City Film has come up with a plan to keep us engaged with the important stories that are told through cinema: Drive-in movies.

 

The nonprofit’s annual drive-in movie series held in Prospector Square will return soon, joined by another series of screenings held at the Utah Olympic Park’s parking lot tentatively titled “Olympic Park After Dark.”

 

Park City Film Director Katy Wang says they’ve been barraged with inquiries from patrons wondering when the summer drive-in schedule would be released. 

 

“We’re partnering up with the Utah Olympic Park and Dragonfly Media Technologies to create a drive-in movie experience late July early August,” she said. “These will be double features most nights, they have an LED screen that we will be using before the sun goes down, which is kind of a nice change for us.”

 

Wang says about 100 cars can be accommodated in the Olympic Park parking lot. They’re planning to leave every other parking stall empty to uphold social distancing guidelines which are recommended by the health department. 

 

They’re still finalizing the screening dates and the movies to be shown will be announced Monday when tickets go on sale. The schedule for this season includes Sundance hits from past years and outdoor adventures like Teton Gravity Research's "Accomplice," a mountain-biking film, and "Meru," a 2015 Sundance picture depicting three mountaineers on a quest to bag one of the most dangerous peaks in the Himalayas.

 

Park City Film has been holding the summer drive-in screening event for the past five years in the K lot in Prospector Square. Front row spots are sold for a premium and for the audio, everyone tunes in on their FM radio. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There won’t be concessions or lawn seating available at the Prospector location. 

 

Virtual cinema is also available to stream online, potentially with digital Q and As.

 

Park City Film’s next available film is “Flannery,” an award-winning documentary covering the life of the Southern Gothic icon. 

 

“The Pollinators,” a film about migratory beekeepers, can be accessed for free right now and a Q and A is scheduled for Wednesday about Utah’s bees. The panel will include an environmental biologist, a local beekeeper, and other experts to talk about the film.

 

For more information on Park City Film’s summer programming and a schedule, visit their website.

With theaters dark and no sign of opening soon, Park City Film has come up with a plan to keep us engaged with the important stories that are told through cinema: Drive-in movies.

 

The nonprofit’s annual drive-in movie series held in Prospector Square will return soon, joined by another series of screenings held at the Utah Olympic Park’s parking lot tentatively titled “Olympic Park After Dark.”

 

Park City Film Director Katy Wang says they’ve been barraged with inquiries from patrons wondering when the summer drive-in schedule would be released. 

 

“We’re partnering up with the Utah Olympic Park and Dragonfly Media Technologies to create a drive-in movie experience late July early August,” she said. “These will be double features most nights, they have an LED screen that we will be using before the sun goes down, which is kind of a nice change for us.”

 

Wang says about 100 cars can be accommodated in the Olympic Park parking lot. They’re planning to leave every other parking stall empty to uphold social distancing guidelines which are recommended by the health department. 

 

They’re still finalizing the screening dates and the movie names will be announced Monday when tickets go on sale. 

 

They’ve been holding the summer drive-in screening event for the past five years in the K lot in Prospector Square. They’ll sell front row spots for a premium and for the sound, everyone tunes in on their FM radio. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

There won’t be concessions or lawn seating available at the Prospector location. 

 

Virtual cinema is also available to stream online, potentially with digital Q and As.

 

Park City Film’s next available film is “Flannery,” an award-winning documentary covering the life of the Southern Gothic icon. 

 

“The Pollinators,” a film about migratory beekeepers, can be accessed for free right now and a Q and A is scheduled for Wednesday about Utah’s bees. The panel will include an environmental biologist, a local beekeeper, and other experts to talk about the film.

 

For more information on Park City Film’s summer programming and a schedule, visit their website.