FILM THREAT’S 2012 PARK CITY PARTY GUIDE

Every year, a couple days before the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, I start getting emails asking me if I know of any good parties or events happening in Park City during the 10 days of the fest. These emails increase almost hourly, and a not-so-secret communication begins between those who know of the parties and those that want to get into the parties. RSVP information is exchanged, schedules are made up and master party lists begin circulating everywhere.

And every year, I make my own list based on what events I’ve been invited to, supplemented with other party and lounge info. This year, as I began to make my list, and started getting emails asking about it, I thought, “why not just share the list online?” I mean, most invites I get are because I’m press, and I’m not getting press releases because these parties wish to remain secret or private, right? So why not put up an easy schedule so folks can see what’s happening on any given day, and do their own party planning work from there?

Now, the list below is not complete; there is always more going on than I know about at this point, and the list is always a work-in-progress. I’ll update when and where time allows, so check back as often as you’d like. Also, I’m not including the RSVP information. Why? A couple reasons:

  1. Folks who are supposed to have the RSVP info already have it, so if you’re getting party info from me, you’re not on a master invite list anyway.
  2. Even if you RSVP, and are on a master invite list, it doesn’t mean you’ll get in. I’ve seen local bouncers turn away list folks to slip in 5-6 of their closest friends. I’ve been invited, RSVP’d, confirmed twice and still been turned away at the door.
  3. If you wait for any party longer than 15-30 minutes, you’re missing out. Something is always going on somewhere, and usually it’s easier to get into than the “big” party everyone in town is looking for.
  4. If you’re really the bad-ass party hopper I think you could be, then you’ll get in with just the info below, RSVP-be-damned!
  5. So take the below information and run with it however you choose. At worst, you’ll know what to look out for and, at best, your party schedule can be set. Good luck!

    DAILY LOUNGES

    Date Time Event Location
    1/19-1/29 TBA Park City Live 427 Main Street; venue formerly known as the world famous Harry-O’s
    1/20-1/24 7:30pm-10pm Chefdance 427 Main Street
    1/20-1/22 noon-6pm Miami Oasis Lounge 825 Main St
    1/20-1/22 11am-4pm Bertolli Meal Soup Chalet Hosted by Gen Art The Sky Lodge (located at 201 Heber Street @ Main)
    1/20-1/23 TBA T-Mobile Village at the Lift Town Lift
    1/20-1/24? 9am-4pm AXE Hair Media Lounge & Green Room LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/20-1/27 2pm-??? Sundance ASCAP Music Café 751 Main Street
    1/21-1/23 noon-6pm ECO Hideaway Music Saves Lives Lounge Stein Eriksen Lodge
    1/21-1/25 6pm-7pm Slamdance Happy Hour in the Filmmaker Lounge Treasure Mountain Inn




    PARTIES/EVENTS

    Date Time Event Location
    1/19 8:30pm-11:30pm WISH YOU WERE HERE cast dinner & premiere after-party hosted by the cast LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/20 TBA
    • Bing Bar Hosts Performance by Jason Mraz, Presented by Intel and Asus
    • Bing Presents “SPIN Sessions” at the Bing Bar featuring performances by Mallory Lennon and Gary Clark Jr.
    • Bing Presents Wiz Khalifa at the Bing Bar
    Bing Bar (Claim Jumper Hotel on Main St)
    1/20 3pm-5pm Celebrate the Sundance Filmmakers The St. Regis Deer Valley – Astor Terrace, 2300 Deer Valley Dr East
    1/20 5pm-7pm YOUR SISTER’S SISTER cast dinner hosted by IFC Films and the cast LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/20 5:30pm-7:30pm THE INVISIBLE WAR Party Innovation Gallery by Outdoor Retailer, 875 Main St
    1/20 8pm-11pm FILLY BROWN cast dinner and premiere party hosted by cast with a surprise musical performance LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/20 10pm-??? Slamdance Opening Night Party Treasure Mountain Inn Carhartt Lounge
    1/20 10pm-1am GEN ART & 7 FOR ALL MANKIND’S 5TH ANNUAL “7 FRESH FACES IN FILM” The Sky Lodge (located at 201 Heber Street @ Main)
    1/20 11pm-2am KEEP THE LIGHTS ON premiere after-party hosted by Director Ira Sachs LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/21 TBA
    • The Bing Speaker Series with the “Lay the Favorite” Cast and Filmmakers at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents “SPIN Sessions” at the Bing Bar featuring a performance by The Cool Kids
    • Bing Presents the “Lay the Favorite” Official Cast and Filmmakers Dinner at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents the “Neil Young Journeys” Official Cast Cocktail Party at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents the “Excision” Official Cast and Filmmakers Dinner at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents Drake at the Bing Bar
    Bing Bar (Claim Jumper Hotel on Main St)
    1/21 4pm-6pm Celebrating Columbia at Sundance 350 Main St
    1/21 5:30pm-7:30pm TWENTY-EIGHT HOTEL ROOMS premiere pre-party hosted by cast and producer Lynette Howell LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/21 6pm-8pm THE COMEDY cast dinner LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/21 8pm-midnight PLAYBOY IMAGINATIVE FILMMAKERS SPOTLIGHT AWARDS LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/21 11:30pm-1:30am THE COMEDY premiere after-party LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/21 midnight-2am MIDDLE OF NOWHERE cast dinner and premiere after-party with special DJ set by ?uestlove LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/22 2am-5am BLACK ROCK Premiere After Party LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/22 TBA
    • The Bing Speaker Series with Kevin Pearce at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents “SPIN Sessions” at the Bing Bar with Performance by Group Love
    • Bing and Self Magazine Celebrate Cover Star Kristen Bell with a Cocktail Party and “House of Lies” Screening at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents “The Surrogate” Official Cast and Filmmakers Dinner at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents the “Finding North” Official Cast and Filmmakers Reception with a Performance by the Civil Wars at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents the “Under African Skies” Official Cast After-Party at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents Cobra Starship at the Bing Bar
    Bing Bar (Claim Jumper Hotel on Main St)
    1/22 1:30pm-4:30pm LUC ROBITAILLE’S FIFTH ANNUAL CELEBRITY SHOOT OUT BENEFITING “ECHOES OF HOPE” Park City Ice Arena
    1/22 5pm-7pm Slamdance Hot Tub Social Treasure Mountain Inn
    1/22 7pm-10pm Celebrate with HBO Documentary Films Wahso (577 Main St)
    1/22 7pm-10pm THE CREATIVE COALITION Spotlight Awards Dinner LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave<
    1/22 8:30pm-10:30pm SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS filmmaker dinner LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave<
    1/22 10:30pm-1:30am HBO NETWORKS PARTY with special DJ set by Biz Markie LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave<
    1/23 2am-5am V/H/S premiere after-party hosted by the cast and The Collective LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/23 TBA
    • Bing Presents the Creative Coalition’s Teachers Making a Difference Luncheon at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents “SPIN Sessions” at the Bing Bar featuring a performance by Fitz and the Tantrums
    • Bing Presents “Sleepwalk with Me” Official Cast After-Party at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents Theophilus London at the Bing Bar
    Bing Bar (Claim Jumper Hotel on Main St)
    1/23 8:30am-10am FOCUS FORWARD: SHORT FILMS, BIG IDEAS Breakfast New Frontier at the Yard
    1/23 5pm-8pm THE SURROGATE cast dinner and premiere party hosted by the cast and Guest LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/23 8pm-11:30pm THE CREATIVE COALITION Women in Film Dinner LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/24 TBA
    • Bing Presents “SPIN Sessions” at the Bing Bar with Performance by Deer Tick
    • Bing Presents the “Shut Up and Play the Hits” Official Cast Premiere Party at the Bing Bar
    • Bing Presents James Murphy at the Bing Bar
    Bing Bar (Claim Jumper Hotel on Main St)
    1/24 6pm-9pm NY FILM & TV OFFICE annual industry party LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/24 9:30pm-12:30am Sundance Soiree LIVEstyle Film Lounge/The Supper Club/AXE Hair Media Lounge & Groom Room, on the premises of the Blue Iguana, 628 Park Ave
    1/24 11pm-1am KID-THING After Party The Galleria at 580 Main St
    1/26 10pm-??? Slamdance Closing Night Party Treasure Mountain Inn Carhartt Lounge

    There you go. Again, I’ll edit it as more information becomes clear (particularly on the TBAs) and add anything new I may hear about. If nothing else, when you’re standing in a party line in the freezing cold, you’ll know how many other options are out there.

    Oh, and Klout seems to think we’re as influential on “Drought” as we are on “Sundance.” If you dig this list, or are so inclined, maybe give some +K Sundance love. Thanks.




    Posted on January 16, 2012 in Features by
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