Ski flick booked on Main Street
The Park City Council recently agreed to close a stretch of lower Main Street to traffic on part of Sept. 19 to show a ski movie, a bid to draw a crowd to Old Town during a time when tourism is usually in a lull.
"The Massive" is scheduled to show at about 8 p.m. Main Street between 7th Street and 9th Street will be closed to traffic. The city will keep 7th Street and 9th Street open to traffic.
The stretch of Main Street will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Max Paap, who directs special events for City Hall, says the movie screen, which will face uphill, will be put up at the pedestrian bridge that spans lower Main Street. He says crews will set up the screen and tear it down quickly.
"It might draw a few more folks down to enjoy Main Street," Paap says.
The organizers expect 350 people will attend the screening.
Dave Swanwick, whose Mountain Sports International is producing the Main Street event, says Sept. 19 will be one of the first showings of "The Massive." Tanner Hall, who is in the Park City Mountain Resort All-Star lineup, is featured heavily in the movie.
"We thought it would be a cool offering to the town," Swanwick says.
The movie runs just under an hour.
Main Street leaders did not object, according to a report Paap submitted to Mayor Dana Williams and the City Council.
Park City leaders and Main Street merchants have for years tried to attract crowds to the shopping, dining and entertainment strip with special events like festivals and concerts. The September timing of the event is notable since crowds on Main Street are usually thin then.
Action-sports movies like "The Massive" are popular in Park City, with many Parkites closely following the sports.
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