OGDEN -- A beloved Sundance in Ogden tradition dies this year.
There will be no more huddling in a line outside Peery's Egyptian Theater on a freezing, pre-festival Saturday morning to pick out individual festival tickets for Ogden screenings.
"It will all be online," said Linda Pfafflin, associate director of ticketing. "No more getting up at 5 a.m. Local people will still come and choose their tickets on the same day, but they will have registered in advance, and will already have appointments."
And walk-up customers will not have appointments.
"We've got some calls from people who don't want anything to change, but for most people, we think this will be more convenient," Pfafflin said.
Here are key ticketing dates for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, to be held Jan. 17 through 27 in Park City, with satellite sites in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Sundance:
* This Tuesday through Oct. 5, fans may register online, through www.sundance.org, for appointments to purchase ticket passes and packages, which range in cost from $300 to $3,000. Notification of the time slot when you will make your online purchase will be emailed on Oct. 12. Appointments will be Oct. 23 through 26.
* Nov. 6 through Dec. 17 fans may register online for an appointment to purchase individual tickets. Time-slot assignments will be emailed on Dec. 20, and actual appointments will be Jan. 5 and 6.
Tickets are $15 each. The ticket price is $10 for students and members of the military who show ID and purchase their tickets in person, through any Sundance box office, and is applicable to Ogden screenings only. No discounts will be given to students or military who purchase their tickets online.
"Hill Air Force Base is close, and we think area students will be willing to make the trip to Ogden, where we usually have more available tickets for screenings," Pfafflin said.
The festival opening of all Sundance box offices will be Jan. 15, two days prior to the start of the festival. At that time, tickets for screenings at any venue can be purchased at any box office. Ogden's box office is at Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.