he Palm Springs Cultural Center is excited to announce the upcoming free screening of the classic romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire, as part of the second season of its Movies in the Park series. The screening will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Downtown Palm Springs Park. Moviegoers will have the unique opportunity to enjoy Marilyn Monroe on screen mere feet away from the iconic Forever Marilyn statue, which has become a symbol of Palm Springs’ Hollywood connection. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a cinematic gem in a beautiful outdoor setting, courtesy of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

The movies are scheduled to start around 7pm, but show times will vary slightly in the late spring depending on sundown. Attendees of these free community events are encouraged to make an evening of it by enjoying downtown shops and dining before the events. 

The Summer 2022 Movies in the Park series featured three of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic films as a celebration of the Forever Marilyn statue. The 2022-2023 season will continue screening classic comedies of the fifties and sixties, with beloved stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jane Fonda, and Palm Springs icon, Marilyn Monroe. 

“We were delighted to see how much fun people had at the summer Movies in the Park series and we’re thrilled to continue giving back to the community with this program.” said Executive Director, Michael C. Green. 

Movies in the Park is made possible by the generous support of the City of Palm Springs, PS Resorts, and the PS Chamber of Commerce.

More information: https://psculturalcenter.org/movies-in-the-park

March 22 – HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable 
Schatze Page, Loco Dempsey and Pola Debevoise (Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe) are three women on a mission: They all want to marry a millionaire. To accomplish this task, they move into a fancy New York City apartment and begin courting the city’s elite. They have no problem meeting rich men, but unfortunately most of them turn out to be creeps or cons. Eventually they must decide: Is a life of luxury more important to them than finding true love?

Coming Soon:

April 12 – CHARADE starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant 
After Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband’s World War II cronies, Tex (James Coburn), Scobie (George Kennedy) and Gideon (Ned Glass), who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?

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 ITstarring 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 and 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.