Future Use

Potential Theatre Uses

Upon completion of the restoration, it is expected that the City will likely hire an outside company or person to manage and operate the theatre. There are many options for what the theatre might showcase. These are just some of the options currently being explored:

Live Entertainment

• Headline entertainment shows that run for extended engagements
• Concerts and other musical shows
• Theatrical plays
• Holiday-related entertainment shows
• Comedy shows
• Entertainment tributes (Rat Pack homage)
• Dance recitals
• Cabaret shows

Educational Presentations

• City-sponsored lecture series
• Other educational offerings (lectures during Modernism Week or monthly talks by the Palm Springs Historical Society)
• City presentations
• Book readings

Film Screenings

• Screening facility for Palm Springs International Film Festival and related Film Society year-round programing (member screenings, educational programs, etc.)
• Screenings for films, including first-run, classic films, and other festivals
• Screenings for opera broadcasts from Metropolitan Opera

Community Center

• Venue for meetings for HOAs or other community groups
• Potential venue for groups associated with Palm Springs Convention Center
• Venue for fundraisers
• Fashion shows

True to Sonny Bono’s original vision, the theatre will be available to use by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.