When Robert Redford founded the Sundance Film Festival, his goal was to foster independent film without any outside distractions. This philosophy extends to the Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5, where you’ll never have to worry about sitting beside a crying baby. This newly renovated venue doesn’t admit anyone under the age of 21, so it’s a great place to visit when you want to watch a movie like a grown-up. Invite all your film-loving friends for your next group outing to see that festival-darling you’ve been reading about. Purchase your tickets online and print them beforehand to skip the box office altogether. You can even head over on a Tuesday, when all titles can be seen for just five bucks.
Begin your cinematic evening with a visit to the on-site Sunset Bar, which offers beer, wine, and a variety of light bites. Clink glasses and discuss the latest film gossip as you relax on the outside patio before the show, enjoying the company and California breezes. Try not to look pretentious as you explain why the Coen Brothers are the best directors in the industry, and that Raising Arizona is the Citizen Kane of the modern era. Nibble on fresh popcorn and candy, or order something heartier like quesadillas and pizza, perfect choices for sharing.
When it’s showtime, there’s no need to guzzle down your drinks. You can take them to your seats, as each is equipped with a personal side table. Being an adult certainly has its perks, so sit back and enjoy the entertainment as you sink into a plush stadium seat inside an intimate screening room. You’ll get right to the action since there are no “coming attractions” at Sundance Cinemas. It’s not about advertisements, it’s about the art of film. Mr. Redford wouldn’t have it any other way.
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