'Star Gazing' in Park City

'Star Gazing' in Park City

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Coco Warner ReportingFor ten days during the year Park City's Main Street resembles Hollywood's Walk of Fame, with sightings of the rich and famous, or so we're told. But can you really spy celebrities at Sundance? We decided to take a chance.

There were the usual sights and sounds of Sundance-- the signs, the lines, and of course, the cell phones. But after walking up and down Main Street for 20 minutes or so, the closest we came to any star-sighting was a car covered in celebrity signatures.

But then we ran into an old friend, actor David Schwimmer, and out came the cameras and a small crowd.

Rebecca King, Festival Goer: “So far it’s been really fun, it’s been really great. We’re going to start seeing movies tomorrow and we saw David Schwimmer in the airport, so it’s been fun to see him again.”

From there, you could say things snow-balled a bit. We saw Mary Steenburgen and Oscar winning actress Marisa Tomei.

The trick to these sightings, we found their secret hideout. Premier Magazine was sponsoring a day spa for celebrities only, but unfortunately, that doesn't include us. But you can wait outside private lounges and tents to see if you can catch anyone on their way out, or maybe try some finedining. Cafe Terigo is a popular spot.

Amy Axtell, Cafe Terigo: “We don’t say anything because we are sort of notorious for letting people keep their privacy. That’s why we do get all the big stars in here. But it’s really fun, it’s pretty chaotic.”

And sometimes you just get lucky and run into them in the street. We found ourselves a "babe” and "American Beauty."

James Cromwell, Actor: “It’s the best festival in the best town with the best films. Yeah, I’ve been here before.”

Thora Birch, Actress: “I’m loving the weather and dying to enter one of the galleries. I just walked by four different galleries, and were I not deep in conversation I would have forced the issue to enter one. So there is obviously a lot to offer.”

We were actually quite surprised how many celebrities we ended up seeing in just a few hours-- and we didn't even hit the slopes. But like the real stars, Park City locals tell us movie stars come out at night-- so you might have better luck seeing somebody famous up there after dark.

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