If you want to see a movie in-person, you'll have to rent out the theater for $600.

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for indie film enthusiasts. In a typical year, the festival occurs in one location, where movie lovers flock to watch films and congratulate the artists who win sought-after awards. Things are looking a little different for the festival this year, though, as COVID-19 has put a damper on large gatherings across the world. 

To ensure everyone's safety while enjoying the best indie films out there, the Sundance Institute is holding a nearly all virtual festival. Festival-goers can head to festival.sundance.org and reserve tickets for seven days of virtual experiences. The festival will run from January 28 through February 3, and all movies will be streamed online through their festival platform. 

For those who want the in-person experience, Sundance is hosting satellite screenings at 20 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, including Denver's Sie FilmCenter. But there's a catch. 

The Sie FilmCenter has been closed for a year because of the pandemic, so to enjoy the movie-going experience for the festival, you'll have to rent out the theater—for $600. Screenings can include up to 10 people.

The Sundance Institute chose 12 films curated for Denver's locals that will be available for viewing at the Sie FilmCenter. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and many films are already sold out. These films are still available to book in Denver: 

  • Jockey
  • The Pink Cloud
  • Sabaya
  • Bring Your Own Brigade
  • Cusp
  • All Light, Everywhere

Those interested in booking out the Sie FilmCenter—or another location in the country—for their Sundance Film Festival viewing can head to the festival's website

Have you been to the Sundance Film Festival in the past? Which film are you most looking forward to seeing in this unique year? Let us know in the comments.