Beginning Monday, May 15th, through the generosity of Ric and Rozene Supple, and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, one of the theatres at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will be permanently dedicated to community programming. The newly named Cultural Center Community Theatre offers a much needed resource to the community as a whole, as well as to valley charities, and will make a variety of film programs, educational programs and live speaking engagements accessible to a wide public audience.
"The focus of the new Cultural Center Community Theatre will be on community programming and community uses. It will include a regular schedule of screenings featuring films from annual Palm Springs Cultural Center film festivals (The American Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival and the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival), and Certified Farmers’ Market Foodie & Farm Film Screenings,” said Michael C. Green, Managing Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “We will also be introducing a number of new programs.”
“The Palm Springs Cultural Center will also make the community theatre available to local charities for fundraisers and other activities.” said Rick Moore, Chairman of the Board for the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “Several time slots have been reserved specifically for charitable use. Our hope is that valley charities will look to us as both a partner and a resource. The upstairs restaurant and bar at Camelot Theatres will also be made available to groups who need space for meetings, events, and/or want to hold receptions in conjunction with their use of the theatre.”
“It is exciting to see the new community theatre concept coming to fruition,” said Rozene Supple. “Ric and I have been working toward this for some time. We really believe it can become a valuable resource to our community, and a place where everyone in the community can come to enjoy cultural programs, and the arts.”