Historic Cedar Theatre hosts Main Street Film Festival

Cedar Historic Theatre hosts the first annual Main Street Film Festival, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo Courtesy of Shane Egan

CEDAR CITY – The first Main Street Film Festival and competition will be held Thursday afternoon at the Historic Cedar Theatre. Admission is free for the public to enjoy the film screenings.

Films can still be submitted before Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. by contacting Shane Egan, the festival director.

“We think that everybody in the community should come because the filmmaking scene in Cedar City is pretty small,” Egan said. “We want to show support for that small community and actually build it up so it becomes something bigger, and put an emphasis on it as a community.”

The event will feature two categories for competition, adults and kids. The theme for this year’s adult category is action comedy, while the kid’s theme is adventure.

Competitors will be judged on adherence to the theme, story and character, cinematography, editing and acting. Winners will be awarded with trophies and gift cards to various businesses.

“Cedar City is a festival city,” Egan said, “so we want to add to that spirit of festivities and then support an art that is under-supported.”

Staff members at the Historic Cedar Theatre said they are excited to provide the venue for this inaugural festival.

“We thought a little bit about the historic relevance of the theater here in Cedar and thought, what better place to take advantage of the opportunity?” Levi Roundy, marketing director for the Cedar Historic Theatre, said.

As this is the film festival’s first year, both Egan and Roundy hope to see it grow and become part of the city’s summer schedule.

“We definitely feel like it will be a big event to add to Festival City USA’s lineup in the summertime,” Roundy said.

Event details

  • When: Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Cedar Theatre, 33 N. Main St., Cedar City | website
  • See the films: Free
  • Film Entry Fee: $25 for adults, $15 for kids 16 years old and younger
  • Contact: Shane Egan, 435-590-2606, shaneeganstudios@gmail.com

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