I reported earlier today that Sundance was going to be screening films at a theater owned by a top donor to Prop 8. An informed source now tells me that the Holiday theaters, the cinema in question, isn’t just “a” theater to be used by Sundance – it’s THE theater.
According to my source, the Holiday theaters are THE central location for anything and everything Sundance. Yes, there are several sites for screenings – the Egyptian, the Library, etc. – but the Holiday, with multiple screens, is the main location for non-premiere screenings (especially competition films), and is one of the two primary locations for press screenings (the Yarrow is the other).
Again, I’m sure Sundance is a very liberal gay-friendly festival. But it now appears that its main cinema is run by someone who donated $9,999 to the hateful bigoted anti-gay Prop 8. If you attend Sundance in Utah, your money is quite literally being funneled to people who took away our civil rights. Sundance has a real problem here. As do any films being shown at the hate theater.
Oh, and the Park City Marriott is the festival’s headquarters.