There is a very specific and scintillating buzz that percolates in Salt Lake every January. It’s not just “The Greatest Snow On Earth,” though we do see a lot of skiers visiting the city this time of year—it's Festival time in Salt Lake. You might not know it, but Salt Lake is home to a huge number of film showings for the Sundance Film Festival, and the city is starting to bubble like a bottle of Prosecco, and it's not just because of New Year's.

Films, Celebrities, Q&A Sessions

Home to multiple screens at 3 screening venues, Salt Lake is home to a hotbed of cinephiles in January. It’s also a great opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, see original screenings, attend Q&A sessions with producers and directors, and more. Most people know that Park City is the official home of the Sundance Film Festival—those in the know that Salt Lake is an incredible place to experience the Festival. 

Downtown Salt Lake is a 10-minute drive from an International airport, and less than an hour drive from Park City. Salt Lake has the amenities of a thriving city, including lodging options for any budget, a gastronomic gamut that will please any foodie, a cocktail and craft brew scene that will surprise you—all within walking distance of Sundance Film Festival screening locations. Our city is home to the urban side of the Sundance Film Festival—plan a trip and see for yourself why our home in the mountains is a mecca for film in January.


With multiple screens to choose from in downtown, it's easy to get to a Sundance film. The 2024 Sundance venues in Salt Lake this year are the Broadway Centre Cinemas, run by the Salt Lake Film Society at 111 East Broadway; the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, an arts complex that houses multiple arts organizations at 138 West Broadway; and the Megaplex Theatres at The Gateway, a modern, comfortable theatre chain at 400 West 200 South.

Easy Ticket Access 

The best thing about The Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake is that tickets are easy to acquire. If you are a real film glutton, Salt Lake is a great location for easy-access to tickets and screening locations—not to mentions drinks and diversions after a show. Multiple film passes are available now, including an all Salt Lake film pass, and single film tickets go on sale starting January 11th. Get all ticket and screening info on the Sundance Film Festival site.


Check out the full list of Sundance Film Festival screenings in Salt Lake and start choosing what you'd like to see in January.


There are myriad lodging options in Salt Lake. Whether you are looking for swanky digs in downtown or a simple solution for a large group, we have options ranging from hotels to some of the best Airbnbs.


Salt Lake's public transport system is top-notch thanks to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and there are options for every budget and group size. Light rail and buses are an easy, inexpensive option, and if you rent a car or prefer to Uber, the Salt Lake City International Airport is only a 10-minute drive from downtown.

Have you always wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival but thought it was too difficult to get a ticket, too expensive, or too hard to get around? Think again. Seeing a show at the Festival in Salt Lake is a great way to check this bucket list event off of your list. For quick links and more info, go to our Sundance page.