Yesterday marked the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. In celebration, we bring you Park City’s Egyptian Theatre! Construction on the theatre began in 1922, around the time archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Inspired by this discovery and under the supervision of Egyptologist C.R. Berg, the theatre was adorned with obelisks, hieroglyphics, and lotuses, among several other Egyptian motifs. The Egyptian has been the iconic venue for the Sundance Film Festival since the inaugural Festival in 1985.
© 1991 Sandria Miller for Sundance Institute, © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Stephen Speckman, © 2000 Fred Hayes for Sundance Institute, © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson