The Movies in Color Country

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Washington County’s spectacular red rock landscape has been the backdrop for a variety of movies over the years, including “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” the Academy award winner for cinematography, best original screen play and best music (for Burt Bacharach’s “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”) and a nomination for Best Movie of 1969.  Other movies filmed in and around St. George are Jeremiah Johnson, Electric Horseman, Flyboys and High School Musical 1 and 2.  This area is also popular for television commercials and recently can be seen in several recent releases and YouTube productions showcasing the musical talent of the Piano Guys.

In a world where only 4% of movie watchers actually go to a theater where they can sit in the dark and eat popcorn, St. George draws ‘em in … especially on Tuesday when all seats in all 4 movie complexes play first run or still popular flicks at a bargain price of $5 per person.  The rest of the week, admission costs are still comparatively inexpensive at the Stadium 8 or Pineview 10 theaters, while those movies showing at Main Street or Red Cliffs Cinemas are always offered at a discount. 

You and the kids will also enjoy Sunset on the Square (see www.sgcity.org/movies), a free opportunity to enjoy popular, family-friendly movies shown on a blow-up screen in the middle of St. George’s Town Square.  Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic lunch or purchase snow cones, popcorn or pizza and soft drinks sold by local vendors every 2nd and 4th Friday night at dusk from late May to late August.

If you would prefer a quiet evening in the comfort of your vacation condo, there are always movie rentals available from any Red Box location.  So curl up on one of our comfortable couches or super soft beds, yours for a week or a month by registering online today!

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