Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival 2017

May 11th through May 14th Camelot Theatres will be home to the 2017 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. Get tickets Here

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader, Arthur Lyons, the popular Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mixture of prestigious and obscure black and white “B” movies from the classic film noir period. The Festival is known for unearthing and screening rare films, restored classics, and for the special appearances of the stars who were in them.

Thursday 11th

1:00 pm HOLLOW TRIUMPH w/ Monika Henried.

Friday 12th

10:00 am THE CHASE



7:30 pm BLACK ANGEL w/ Richard Duryea

Saturday 13th




7:30 PM CHARLEY VARRICK w/Andy Robinson

Sunday 14th

10:00 am DESPERATE

1:00 pm THE BODY SNATCHER w/ Sara Karloff


The Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

Native FilmFest March 2-4, 2017


Native FilmFest comes primarily from generous corporate, Tribal government, foundation, and individual sponsors – without whom the festival would not be possible.

The festival is one of the nation’s most highly regarded events of its kind featuring the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples from around the world. Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers will be followed by informative Q&A sessions led by Guest Programmers Director Chris Eyre and Dr. Joely Proudfit.

Director Chris Eyre and Dr. Joely Proudfit are the founders and co-Presidents of The Native Networkers. Chris Eyre is an award-winning director and producer of film and television. Dr. Joely Proudfit is a Professor and Chair of the American Indian Studies Department at CSU San Marcos and Director of the California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center. The mission of The Native Networkers’ is to provide resources to film and television industries, mass media and independent content creators that improve understanding and foster authentic representation of Native American and Indigenous peoples in storylines, exhibition and marketing campaigns. The Native Networkers’ main goal is to build a bridge of understanding through mass media.

Tickets are available at the box office or  Here

On The Air! March 9th

A Very Sordid Wedding Premiere – March 10th

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The Bad Kids screening & Q&A Feb 16th

At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at ­risk students command of their own futures.  This coming ­of age drama watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-­called “bad kids.”

The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes.  Employing a verité approach during a year at the school, the film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens––a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home––through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.

This will be a one time screening event followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.

Tickets can be purchased at the link below

An Evening with David Sedaris May 5th

The Assumptions, a film by Gina Carey Feb 27th


A newborn baby is abandoned on the streets by his 14 year old mother, what happens next will change the course of his destiny forever!

Gina Carey is an accomplished Soul Music Recording Artist & Music Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Editor, and Cinematographer & Owner of Gina Carey Films. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angles, Gina Carey, is a woman of many talents. To date, her filmography achievements include, “The Unexpected “The Movie has received 4 official sections from Film Festivals.  “The COF Festival”, “The Miami Film Festival”, “The Los Angeles Cinefest” and “The IChill International Film Festival”. “The Unexpected received the several awards, “Best film, Best Director, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Overall Cast”. These awards were given to her by the Christian Online Film Festival.

Not recommended for an audience under 13

Red carpet in front of theater and step and repeat at 6pm with a reception after the film upstairs in the lounge

Tickets available here:


A Very Mary Christmas Dec 12th 7pm

A Very Mary Christmas is the story of a young girl, who’s had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it’s only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.  Starring, Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons, Fred Willard 
December 12 at 7:00pm – followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Sordid Lives with Del Shores & Exclusive First Look


SORDID LIVES SCREENING Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30pm

Join us for an EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at clips from the highly anticipated Sordid Lives sequel, A Very Sordid Wedding, following a special pre-PRIDE screening of the original Sordid Lives film at the Camelot Theatres where it all began!

Creator Del Shores and producer Emerson Collins will be joined by cast members including Bonnie Bedelia, Ann Walker, Rosemary Alexander, Newell Alexander, Kirk Geiger, Sharon Garrison, David Steen and David Cowgill and more may be added to introduce the original film and then preview several minutes of the unfinished sequel for the first time anywhere!!  This is a special preview in advance of the world premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding at the Camelot Theatres in early 2017!

VIP tickets are available for a cocktail reception at the home of Co-Producer Stuart Bell from 5-7 P.M.  with Del and the cast members before the screening, then we will all move to the Camelot for the film.  Proceeds from the screening will go to finishing A Very Sordid Wedding!

VIP cocktail reception with cast – 5-7pm

Screening – 7:30pm

**The address for the VIP cast reception will be emailed to VIP ticket holders

Tickets available Here

Reel Women’s Movie Marathon


3rd Annual Reel Women’s Movie Marathon

An inspiring day of films to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood’s breast health programs and enjoy diverse films about women with our community. Come for one session, or stay for the entire day! The marathon begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Camelot Theaters.
Full movie lineup and tickets available HERE
Sunday, October 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Camelot Theaters, Palm Springs