There’s a great series designed especially for film enthusiasts — the Park City Film Series. This program offers viewings of independent films, including some that were featured at the Sundance Film Festival.
Currently, the films are being shown at the Prospector Lodge and Conference Center located at 2175 Sidewinder. However, After February 1, 2015, the Series will return to its home at the Jim Santy Auditorium. This venue is a uniquely intimate space for viewing these films.
The Park City Film Series is part of a non-profit organization that works to present the best in independent feature, documentary, and world films. The mission of the Series is to create community through film.
The History of the Park City Film Series
The Park City Film Series originally began as a project of the Park City Arts Council. It has been an independent entity since October of 1999. The series is presented as single screen, independent art-house cinema — making it part of a group of theaters representing about 4% of all theaters through the country.
The Park City Film Series also presents films and film-related events that may not be presented by commercial outlets. As part of the Film Series, the Sundance Institute also offers free community programs throughout the year.
In conjunction with regularly scheduled movies and films, the Series also presents community programming through the local area.
Reel Community Series
The Reel Community Series presents monthly films in partnership with are non-profits. The films that are screened reflect the mission of the partners, along with the interests of the community. The goal of this special series is to create a platform to encourage community conversation.
Books 2 Movies
Books 2 Movies is a partnership between the Park City Film Series and local libraries, including the Summit County Library and the Park City Library. The Books 2 Movies Series is designed to bridge the divide between movies and children’s and young adult literature. This programming is designed to get those people, especially children, who may be “reluctant readers” to become interested in literature through movies. Screenings are presented the first Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Park City and Kimball Junction libraries; and the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Coalville and Kamas libraries. Admission is free for this series.
For more information on upcoming movies or community programs, you can find more information and schedules at the Park City Film Series site at www.parkcityfilmseries.com.