Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes & Turkey w/Special Guests – 7/24

Join the Desert Film Society and Palm Springs Cultural Center for the Coachella Valley Premiere of Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes & Turkey on July 24th at 7:30 pm. In attendance will be Billy Hayes and Director Sally Sussman for a Q&A immediately following the film. Tickets are $13 and available at the Camelot Box Office or Here  This is a fundraising event benefiting the Desert Film Society and Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Dunkirk In 70mm Film

We have been working hard to bring the very best cinematic experience to the Coachella Valley. It is with great pride that Camelot Theatres can announce the new war epic from Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk will play in 70mm film! Pre-sale tickets are now available! The 70mm film version will play at 5 pm and 7:30 pm with the digital screenings at 12 pm and 2:30 pm

A Sordid Double Feature May 27th

Join us for a double feature screening of Sordid Lives and A Very Sordid Wedding on May 27th at 2pm.  Tickets are $11 and included with the purchase of each ticket is a free wine tasting compliments of Rodney Strong Winery. Did we mention that Del Shores and cast (TBA) will be in attendance to discuss these films? Well now you can plan to be here for this event that is sure to be a blast!

Tickets are available online Here or at the Camelot Box Office.

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

1:00 pm SIDE STREET

4:00 pm ALL THE KINGS MEN

7:30 pm BLACK ANGEL w/ Richard Duryea

Saturday 13th

10:00 am SPLIT SECOND

1:00 pm ADDRESS UNKNOWN

4:00 pm MEET DANNY WILSON

7:30 PM CHARLEY VARRICK w/Andy Robinson

Sunday 14th

10:00 am DESPERATE

1:00 pm THE BODY SNATCHER w/ Sara Karloff

4:00 pm NIGHT AND THE CITY

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

https://badkids.eventbrite.com

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: https://assumptions.eventbrite.com

 

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