You don’t need to choose between enjoying a warm summer night outside or watching a great movie. Sundance Institute is hosting its 20th annual Summer Film Series July through August, where you’ll be able to bring a picnic dinner, catch a summer night sky, and watch a Sundance film.

Sundance Institute will screen seven to eight films at Park City’s City Park and Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, complimentary to the public. Th e movies begin at dusk, typically around 9 p.m.

“It’s like an extension of the Sundance Film Festival, for those of us addicted to it,” Cheryl Soshnik, a Park City resident and volunteer with Sundance Institute says.

The summer series began at Sundance Resort with screenings of musicals, and expanded into a community-wide event in Park City and Salt Lake City, now with over 5,000 attendees throughout the series.

While you’re snacking on your baked brie and cozying up with a warm blanket, you’ll feel the sense of community and relaxed atmosphere. “Th ere is nothing better than watching a fi lm under a beautiful Utah night sky. With so many different ways to watch films, it’s great to off er a free opportunity for people to come together for a shared experience,” Kara Cody, assistant director of Utah community & government relations at Sundance Institute says.

The films this year will be a mix of audience and staff picks from recent and past Sundance festivals. To find out more and vote towards future movie screenings, Cody suggests joining their email distribution list. https://www. sundance.org/festivals/utah-community