Tickets on sale now for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival at Circle Cinema Presented by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and FC Tulsa

TULSA OKLAHOMA – Circle Cinema announced today that tickets for the in-person portion of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in Tulsa are now on sale. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in-person screenings across the country on Satellite Screens including in Tulsa (public health permitting). Circle Cinema is the official Satellite Screen for the Festival in Oklahoma. As the experience will be different this year due to COVID-19, bringing the Festival to Tulsa safely is Circle Cinema’s top priority. All films will screen at the Admiral Twin Drive-In where viewers may enjoy the movie from the comfort of their own vehicles, and in-theatre at Circle Cinema under COVID-19 protocols that have been approved by the Tulsa Health Department as meeting CDC Guidelines.

Films at Admiral Twin are presented “double feature” style: one ticket per vehicle includes both films screening that day. Admiral Twin tickets per vehicle are $20 for Circle Cinema Members and $25 general admission In-theatre screenings at Circle Cinema will be ticketed on an individual film basis, with per-person tickets $10 for Circle Cinema Members and $15 general admission. To purchase tickets and see a Festival films visit

The Festival is presented nationally by Acura, Sundance TV, Chase Sapphire, and Adobe. The Festival is presented in Tulsa by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and FC Tulsa.

“The Cherokee Nation Film Office has a well-established relationship with the Sundance Film Festival as we first announced our film office’s existence at the festival in Park City two years ago and then sponsored the first ever Indigenous Lounge at Sundance in 2020,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Both the Cherokee Nation Film Office and the Sundance Institute see the value and need for Native American films and filmmakers to tell authentic stories. In northeast Oklahoma, this continues to be one of the most promising and rapidly growing industries.”

In addition to the Festival feature films, Circle Cinema will also be announcing Beyond Film programming in the coming days. These will be free online screenings, panel discussions, performances, and more in collaboration with local artists. Three of the Beyond Film programs will be in partnership with the Cherokee Nation Film Office.

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About Circle Cinema: Circle Cinema is Tulsa’s oldest-standing movie theatre that originally opened in 1928 and now operates as Tulsa’s only independent, non-profit art house theatre. Through select features and programs, Circle Cinema seeks to entertain and enlighten guests while promoting community consciousness through film.

After being closed for the majority of the year, Circle Cinema has reopened with COVID-19 safety protocols in place including requiring masks at all times while in the building, reducing auditorium seating by 75% to allow for social distancing and assigned seating, separating payment transactions from concession pick-ups, eliminating self-serve concession options, sanitizing surface areas in the auditoriums and lobby between films, offering hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, and enhancing its HVAC air filtration and circulating fresh air supply in auditoriums.