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Drive-In Movie Theater at Alta

Alta Drive-In Theater: Better Off Dead

Rescheduled for Thursday, August 26th.

In collaboration with Utah Film Center, Alta Ski Area is ecstatic to host two days of films under the stars in the mountains of Alta. Ticket sales and donations support Utah Film Center & Alta Community Enrichment. This year's films will be Mountainfilm Summer Edition and Better Off Dead.

Gather up your favorite people and food and head up to Alta to enjoy a movie in the mountains!

Please note, this year attendees will be viewing via low-back lawn chairs, not from your car. You must bring your own chairs and they must be 31.5” height or less.

Alta Drive-In Theater 2021 Films

Thursday night | Better Off Dead

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."

High schooler Lane Meyer (John Cusack) loses his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) to the captain of the ski team, Roy Stalin (Aaron Dozier). His pal, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), though, has a plan for Lane to win her back: he must ski the K12, the highest peak in the local mountain range.

Filmed at Alta Ski Area and Snowbird in the mid-1980s.


  • Thursday, August 26th
  • Lot Opens: 7:30pm | Film Starts: 8:30pm


Wildcat/Goldminer’s Daughter Parking lot


$5 per person

Ticket sales and donations support Utah Film Center & Alta Community Enrichment In collaboration with Utah Film Center.

It gets chilly in Alta! Bring blankets and layers if you will be watching outside of your car.

Other Details

  • The Snowpine Lodge will be offering guests 15% off their bill (excluding alcohol) at both Swen’s & The Gulch on August 26th. Just mention the Drive-In Movie. Valid for to-go orders and to-stay orders. We encourage guests to pick up food to go and enjoy it while you watch the movie!
  • Food and beverages can be purchased at the Goldminer's Daughter Patio. They will take food orders until 8:15 pm. As movies start at 8:30 pm.
  • Picnic dinners are allowed. NO GRILLS.
  • Bathrooms are located at the Goldminer's Daughter far east patio door.
  • If two separate households would like to be near each other we recommend arriving at the same time.
  • No dogs unless tagged by the Town of Alta or a ADA service dog.
  • Prepare for chilly mountain evenings, bring blankets and layers.

About Our Partners

Mountainfilm’s mission is to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Utah Film Center inspires and engages diverse audiences to initiate conversation and community building through curated film exhibition, educational programs, and artist support.

This event could not have happened without the support of the US Forest Service, Alta Community Enrichment, Goldminer's Daughter Lodge and Utah Film Center.

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