Tulsa’s Circle Cinema to participate in Sundance Film Festival

TULSA, Okla. — The Sundance Institute unveiled plans for the six-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally.

Circle Cinema is the official Satellite Screen for the Festival in Tulsa, and will serve as the only venue in several surrounding states. Festival films will screen alongside programming from local directors and artists from Thursday January 28 – Tuesday February 2, 2021.

“It is exciting for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to come to Tulsa.” said Circle Cinema Programmer Chuck Foxen.

“This is America’s largest independent film festival, it’s a big deal for Circle Cinema, Tulsa, and Oklahoma. I have attended the Festival in Utah for the last 10 years, and most of the major films that play at Circle Cinema are first seen at the Festival. This will be an opportunity for Oklahoma to see award-winning movies before anyone else, with added enrichment of filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, and more.”

“To be selected as the only Satellite Screen in Oklahoma is a tremendous honor, and a testament to Tulsa’s status as a national arts destination. Circle Cinema is proud to be a part of this community as an independent, non-profit, art house theatre,” added Clark Wiens, Circle Cinema Co-Founder and Board President.

“We hope the Festival may serve as a return to celebrating film on the big screen, and it must be said that the health of our guests is our top priority. We would not be hosting the Festival if it wasn’t possible to do so safely.”

Films will show at partner venues throughout Tulsa. Admiral Twin Drive-In is a confirmed venue, and other potential locations include Gilcrease Museum, OSU-Tulsa, Philbrook Museum of Art, and the University of Tulsa.

This will allow for more seats per screening than Circle’s standard theaters while still maintaining social distancing through reduced seating capacity at partner venues.

Masks will be mandatory at all times in adherence with city ordinance and Circle Cinema’s own code of conduct. Panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and other events related to the Festival will take place outdoors either drive-in style or with open-air distanced seating.

‘Beyond the Film’ events are free to watch online or attend in person. Those events include short films, music performances and panel discussions.

For showtimes and ticket prices click here: https://www.circlecinema.org/sundance