About the Film
A Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture, “La Bamba” is the story of the emergence in the late 1950s of a 17-year-old Mexican American boy–Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), whose real name was Ricardo Valenzuela–from the migrant camps and fruit groves of California’s San Joaquin Valley to the front lines of rock. Fusing Latin sounds and rhythms with a rock and roll beat that changed music history, Valens had a string of chart-topping hits including ‘La Bamba,’ ‘Donna’ and ‘Come On Let’s Go’ when his career was tragically cut short by the 1959 airplane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. With his dreams mostly misunderstood by his family, including mother and half-brother Bob, Ritchie struggled to negotiate a path to show business success uncharted up to that point by Latino performers.
Presented as part of the Latino Arts Festival in partnership with the Christian Center of Park City and Sundance Institute. Admission to the film is free, but advance registration is required.
Park City Film is partnering with Utah Olympic Park and Dragonfli Media to present the Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park, a drive-in movie series to bring the community together for fun, socially-distant evenings celebrating film. Join us for a fun night out watching films under the stars!
– Reservations are per car per film.
– Cars will be assigned specific spots based on height at the entrance gate, with larger/taller cars in the back.
– All patrons must arrive in a vehicle – scooters and walk-ups will not be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
– Please arrive at least 30min before the film starts to insure that we can load all the cars in before showtime.
– Tickets will be released to the waitlist 10min prior to showtime, so if you do not check in at least 15min before the published start time for the film your spot cannot be guaranteed.
Fresh popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase.
In order to insure the safety and well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following rules must be followed. Non-compliance will result in immediate expulsion from the event without a refund.
Vehicles spots have been spaced to allow for social distancing between cars and groups. Attendees are requested to stay within their designated space. We require all people to wear a face mask if they choose to be out of their vehicles. Please adhere to the rules we know: maintain a distance of 6 feet from others not in your immediate friend/family group, use a face mask in group settings and when you are visiting the concessions stand or restrooms, wash hands using soap and/or use hand sanitizer. Above all else, we ask that you use common sense and respect the well-being of those around you.
Dogs are not allowed at this event.
Please do not come if you are sick, or experiencing any COVID symptoms. We will ask individuals to leave if they are unable or unwilling to abide by the rules. Additional questions? Check out our Twilight Drive-in FAQ page.
The Utah Olympic Park lot will open 30min before the scheduled start time for the film.
**All ticket sales are final** Refunds will not be issued if the film screening is cancelled due to inclement weather or high winds.