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“Great Sundance Venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre
328 Main St, PO Box 3119, Park City, UT 84060
+1 435-649-9371
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Ranked #15 of 122 Attractions in Park City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Live perfomance events including theatre, comedy, concerts, youth theatre, dance, and film. Shows weekly.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Great Sundance Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a Sundance-centric review only:

I've been attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City for the last 12 years and the Egyptian is consistently one of my favorite venues! It just doesn't feel like Sundance until I have a midnight screening here! This is a cool old theater that has that cool old theater "smell," a gorgeous exterior facade, and creaky floorboards that add to the overall ambiance.

The movie screen is a good size for the space, the sound system is just right, and the seats are reasonably comfortable (the armrests are horrible, though). During the festival they sell beer, wine and liquor (!!) along with snacks (super nice after a long day of screenings and attending theaters where you can't take food or drinks inside)! The floor has a steep slant but that doesn't keep people's heads from blocking your view. Try to sit in the front row if you don't want to see heads throughout the movie.

Note that the restrooms are downstairs and require climbing a quite steep flight of stairs. Don't even think about trying to park here during the festival; take the free shuttle bus if possible or be willing to shell out at least $25 to park in the garage across the street.

My #1 most important tip if you are seeing a Sundance screening here is to dress in WARM LAYERS! You are required to line up in the alley at the side of the theater (which sometimes stretches out around the building and out in the elements). As such, this can get VERY COLD, even when it's not snowing. So please, dress appropriately!

Visited January 2015
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Los Gatos, California
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“Old word charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Feels like the 40's with center stage, great sound and big screen. Cozy and comfortable and feels like a real "local" theatre with space for talks with film makers or musicians. Very cool

Visited February 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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“Intimate setting and top-notch entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Saw the Subdudes last night, and had to write a review. Probably my 20th event at this venue, and it never disappoints. This cradle of the Sundance Film Festival brings great music, shows, and off-beat acts to Park City in a constant stream throughout the year. Randy Barton runs this place with style, grace and love, and it is very apparent why this town loves this place.

Visited January 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Always great shows!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have dinner on Main, see a great show, have a few drinks and safely take the free bus back to your condo or hotel. Not many places like Park City, UT.

Visited December 2014
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“Fun Fun Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They have awesome tribute bands! I saw the Beatles, Queen tribute bands. Have also seen the Kingston Trio......for real! Eery seat in the house is a good one. Small theatre with great management.

Visited February 2014
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