May 20, 2021

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Utah Film Commission Celebrates 30th Anniversary of ‘Thelma & Louise’

Free Outdoor Screening in Moab on Friday, May 21st

SALT LAKE CITY (May 20, 2021) – The Utah Film Commission, in partnership with the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, is hosting a special screening of the made-in-Utah classic Thelma & Louise in celebration of the 30th Anniversary since its release in 1991. The outdoor screening will take place in Moab, Utah on Friday, May 21st at Swanny City Park and will begin after sundown (approximately 8:30 p.m.).

The event is free of charge and seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs and come early (approximately 7:30 p.m.) for food and drink vendors, as well as a photo booth.

Thelma & Louise remains one of the most iconic films to be shot in Utah with memorable scenes filmed in and around Moab at Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and the La Sal Mountains. In fact, the final scene which is supposed to take place in the Grand Canyon actually takes place in Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah. Tourists still flock to Southeastern Utah to experience the western backdrop of this iconic film, among others and can even organize a road trip through the classic film’s Utah settings.

Thelma & Louise made a huge impact on film industry and audiences alike,” commented Virginia Pearce, Utah Film Commission director. “Utah’s iconic locations really helped tell this story of independence and self-discovery. Sharing this film again with an audience is one of my favorite ways to celebrate Utah’s incredible film history.”


About the Utah Film Commission

As a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew & talent, support services, Utah locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The office also serves as liaison to the film industry, facilitating production needs across the state.

Thousands of productions have been filmed in Utah, including ‘Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, and ‘127 Hours’, to list a few. Many episodic series have also filmed in Utah, such as ‘Yellowstone’, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ and ‘Westworld’.

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