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Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Runtime: 88 min

Year: 1984

Country: USA

Rated: PG

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Digital

Midvale Drive-In: STOP MAKING SENSE

VENUE CHANGE: Due to power issues at our SLC Drive-In we are moving this screening to our Midvale Drive-In.

About the Drive-In

  • Tickets now on sale! Space is limited and tickets must be bought in advance – only 1 ticket is required per vehicle
  • Drive-in located in the parking lot behind the Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn.
  • Gates open at 7:30pm
  • The film will start at dusk (8:30pm-ish)
  • The audio for the movie is broadcast through an FM transmitter (radio). If you don’t have an FM transmitter in your car you can bring a battery-operated stereo with speakers to hear the movie.
  • Large vehicles will be parked in the back. Sorry, no passenger vans or diesel engine trucks permitted, and lift gates/hatches cannot be raised if the view of other guests is blocked.
  • The movie is to be watched from inside your car or within your designated parking stall.
  • Masks are required upon leaving your designated area. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced in all public areas.
  • Port-a-potties are available.

About the Film
Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, Stop Making Sense was Jonathan Demme’s documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.”

“One of the greatest rock movies ever made.” – Leonard Maltin

“A rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other” – Janet Maslin, New York Times

“A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection.” – Pauline Kael, New Yorker Magazine

“The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show — erudite, funny, funky…Stop Making Sense is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as ‘Woodstock’ was to the 60’s.” – Rita Kempley, Washington Post

“One of the most exciting concert films ever.”- David Ansen, Newsweek

Drive-In, Featured, Midvale Drive-In, Salt Lake City

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 7:30 PM11:00 PM MDT