By Amy Blaisdell

Be a part of Palm Springs history!

The historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Palm Springs needs a significant renovation — and the City of Palm Springs will hold a special Community Forum on Saturday, Jan. 26, providing residents and interested stakeholders with an exciting opportunity to get inside and experience a rare view of this iconic gem, which was once the sight of the star-studded1936 world-premiere of the Greta Garbo film “Camille.”

The 10:30 a.m. forum, hosted by the City Council Plaza Theatre Restoration Subcommittee, comprised of Mayor Robert Moon and Councilmember J.R. Roberts, will be held at the theatre, located at 128 S. Palm Canyon Drive.


In addition, FREE popcorn and refreshments will be available in the lobby.

The goal of the forum is to solicit input from the community about the proposed theatre restoration and suggestions about how to finance and fundraise for this important project.

The Plaza Theatre was built in 1936 and designed by local architect Harry Williams, just prior to the world-premiere of “Camille.” Williams is also known as the father of renowned Palm Springs architect E. Stewart Williams.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring innovative ideas about how the City can once again make the historic Plaza Theatre a vibrant part of downtown Palm Springs. The City Council Subcommittee appreciates and is looking forward to community input.