Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Gathering Place

Posted By: Kathy Condon Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Camelot Theatres is a unique venue that attracts people from all over the world.  Whether you are standing in line to buy your ticket, sitting in your seat waiting for the film to begin, or attending the new dinner and movie will find people are ready to strike up a conversation.

During the course of the year, Camelot Theatre is the host to eight separate film festivals. The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival runs June 17-23, 2014. During this festival there will be approximately 340 films shown, many of them accompanied by a panel of luminaries connected with the development of the film. You will be able to learn about the inside development of the films and ask questions of the panel members. 

The Camelot often has documentaries about contemporary issues or shines the light on things in our world that we often take for grant it. For example, a documentary about sommeliers and the rigorous certification was fascinating.  Another followed a vintner for year and the trials and tribulations of growing grapes. 

Artistic Movies
Renoir, a winner of the International Film Festival, was brought back to Palm Springs so more people could see it.  One never knows what artistic movie will show up so you have to keep an eye on their schedule.

Happy Hour (Wednesday-Saturday – 3-8:00 p.m.)
If you want a very casual atmosphere to meet with a friend, The Camelot International Café, upstairs, is a great place. In cooler weather you can eat on the outdoor patio. Frankly, this writer feels some of the best fish and chips can be found here. Wine is not only available in the restaurant they encourage you to take your wine into the theatre.

If you want to continue your conversation after Happy Hour, Chef Hector dinner menus will fulfill anyone’s craving for the menu is quite extensive. Wednesday nights look for his featured themed dinner, such as German or Italian night.

Dinner and a Movie

Want something to do on Saturday nights throughout the summer?  What’s better than Prix Fixe 3-course dinner ($15) prepared by Chef Hector around the theme of a Classic movie.  Then settle in to watch one of the great classics such as Jaws, Caddy Shack, or Dirty Dancing on the big screen.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
   Movie starts at 9:30 p.m.

So whether you are a visitor or a local resident, the thought of air-condition theatres are very appealing. When you check the Camelot Theatre schedule, you will not lack for something to see.  Consider a membership to the Desert Film Society, so you are alerted to upcoming movie attractions. 

Camelot Theatres                                           Camelot International Café and Cinebar

2300 E Baristo Rd                                            (760) 325-6588

Palm Springs, CA

(760) 325-6565




  • Paula Johnson Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:15 AM

    Reading this makes me want to come here soon!

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