I was driving by the Park City Film Studio this weekend and something struck me — the movie studio looks just like any other office building. I guess I had this mental image of people visiting town, driving in on 248, looking left, and being amazed by this movie studio. Now when I look at it all I can think of is a larger version of the Weller Recreation building that you see when you drive into Kamas.
I don’t know what I was expecting? Perhaps a water tower? I know it’s not needed but it’s so iconic. I guess decisions were made with function over form in mind. Will it really matter to someone who is deciding on whether they want to use the studio for a production? Not at all. Will it matter to the 2 million visitors driving past it over the next few years? Nah. They’ll just probably see a big office next to a hotel (the one that is also approved). Maybe that’s not optimal for Park City’s brand, since its one of two entry corridors to the city… but I guess the show must go on.
Or Perhaps the studio will opt for the biggest, most-neon movie studio sign you’ve ever seen. That’d be nice too. All we can do is wait and see.
Here’s what I think of when I think studio: