Palm Springs Cultural Center is bringing back Movies in the Park for its second season! Featuring classic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties, the free movies begin at sundown in the new Downtown Park, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Dine early Downtown or pick up takeout and picnic in the park. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at the event.
April 26 – BAREFOOT IN THE PARK – starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford
In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie (Jane Fonda), a free spirit, and Paul Bratter (Robert Redford), an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel (Mildred Natwick), who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor (Charles Boyer). Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce.
May 17 – THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT – starring Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell, featuring Little Richard
Hefty hoodlum Marty “Fats” Murdock (Edmond O’Brien) employs has-been agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to transform his girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), into a singing star because he trusts Tom not to make a pass at her. However, the more time Tom spends with the stunning blonde, the more smitten he becomes. His troubles multiply when he realizes that Jerri can’t sing a note, is not in love with Murdock and wants to settle down with a nice man like himself.
May 31 – FUNNY FACE – starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire
Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he’s photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for one another, only to find hurdles in their way.
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