Visitors to the Utah Arts Festival stride across concrete promenades and grassy lawns sprawled out between fountains and modern buildings, which have glass walls that reflect the fest’s vibrant paintings and eclectic sculptures. Since its inception more than 35 years ago, the four-day festival has taken over a multiblock radius to accommodate hundreds of visual artists, musicians, performers, and culinary artists, each celebrating modern art and the local community. Throughout indoor and outdoor exhibitions, visitors explore varied works of visual art represented through special exhibitions and hands-on workshops with featured artists. A marketplace also gives artists a place to sell their paintings, wearable art, and sculptures to help disseminate their crafts and raise enough money for van Gogh’s ghost to move out of their basements.
Musicians score the festival throughout its days with worldwide genres on several outdoor stages, and storytellers and other literary artists tickle ears with eclectic tales and recitations of the UN staff directory. Across the grounds, festival staffers recycle the fete’s discarded plastic, aluminum, and cardboard as well as food scraps and vegetable oil, and promote eco-friendly practices with a protected bicycle lot and bike valet.
Within Clark Planetarium's space-exploration-themed facility, the interactive displays and immersive IMAX and planetarium shows enlighten visitors with interesting scientific facts. Spread out across 10,000 square feet, more than 15 hands-on exhibits entrance guests with artifacts such as photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and a moon rock brought back from the Apollo 15 mission.
Audio in the ATK IMAX Theatre emanates from a 14,000-watt digital surround-sound system as the 70-foot wide, five-story-high screen accommodates Hollywood hits and insightful documentaries in 3-D. More entertainment abounds in the Hansen Dome Theatre, where six high-definition projectors fill the 55-foot domed screen with seamless images during scientific films and cosmic light shows.
Every year, the Utah Film Center lights up screens with a full schedule of more than 250 free programs. Independent, classic, and documentary films flicker to life at locations in Salt Lake City and across the state of Utah, each handpicked for cinematic excellence, social importance, and high frequency of dance battles. Screenings often end with illuminating discussions with filmmakers or other visiting artists.
Members can deepen their cinematic immersion with tickets to advance studio screenings, access to the lending library, and invitations to pre-showing receptions. The celluloid aficionados also host a number of festivals throughout the year, concentrating on children’s films and LGBT issues.
Mickey and Minnie, Scarlett and Rhett, Jack and Rose—all classic cinematic pairs. The owners of Brewvies Cinema Pub discovered one more: beer and film. Take in a flick while sipping one of 19 beers on tap or grab a cocktail from the full service bar. Patrons ages 21 and up can settle in and watch exhilarating blockbusters or smaller, critically acclaimed films on one of the theater's two screens. Brewvies Cinema Pub even indulges more eclectic tastes with special screenings of classic movies and cult favorites. To complement their beer, patrons can grab a meal from the restaurant, which features everything from sandwiches to 10-inch pizzas and other delicious menu specialties.
If any recent trailers have sucked you in, catch the movies when they come out at Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This theater also has a fabulous restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Breathe fresh air as you take advantage of the open-air screenings of your favorite movies at Broadway Centre Cinemas.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Rainy day? Head on over to Cinemark Sugarhouse Movies 10 in Salt Lake City and check out that film you have been dying to see.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this theater has kid-friendly policy.
Bask in the open skies as you watch a good flick at the outdoor theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.