Being a resident of the Coachella Valley in the summer isn’t always fabulous…in fact, some days are just flat-out hard.  One of my favorite ways to avoid the heat, and all the painful reality that often comes with it, is by leaving it all behind (or outside) as I relax in the theater and travel back in time through stories told via the silver screen.  In the theater is where you can sink deep into your seat, soak up the air conditioning and travel to far-a-way lands all while watching a fantastic film.  This Thursday, the Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to join them on a quick trip to the deep sea via Richard Fleischer’s film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  

Don’t get left behind, details below:



This Friday evening….

…we travel to the deep sea for

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954 

at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

72567 California 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-5600






Review Summary

Shot in vibrant Cinemascope color, featuring a cast of internationally-acclaimed stars including Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Peter Lorre, and advancing analogue special effects to entirely new bounds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seais the only science fiction film produced by Walt Disney himself and remains one of the most highly regarded live action films of Walt Disney Productions. Infusing fresh life and color into the Jules Verne classic, the film doesn’t shy away from the challenges of its ocean setting, featuring outstanding underwater sequences, a legendary special effects battle with a giant squid, and a regrettably “true to the text” depiction of “cannibal island.” Nevertheless, despite its (at times) dated camp appeal, the actors’ performances and the script stay true to the dramatic power of the original tale, enticing adults and children alike into a fantastic voyage on and beneath the high seas.




Summer Free Film Screenings

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Friday, June 13th, 5:30 p.m.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea




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