By Talie Rosa

Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC) continues its popular Dive-In Movies series on Friday, August 3rd, featuring the mega-hit movie, Marvel’s “Black Panther” on a special outdoor screen under the stars.  This is the fourth movie in the popular series that has included Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Moana.  Make plans to stay cool at the pool and enjoy this blockbuster movie, with the PDAC gates opening at 7 p.m. and the Slides and Splash Playground open until the movie begins at sundown. Tickets are $4 per person (no charge for children under 2) and can now be pre-purchased at the front desk window at PDAC, or at the time of event until sold out. Pre-purchase of tickets are highly recommended, as the last event was a sell-out!

Marvel’s Black Panther centers around T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.  The movie is rated PG-13.

On Dive-In Movie nights, the “Snack Shack” is the perfect choice for snacks such as popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. Select pool areas will be open for fun and cooling off. With limited seating poolside, guests are encouraged to bring towels for the grassy areas. No outside chairs/furniture, food or beverages are allowed (except bottled water in plastic containers).


Palm Desert Aquatic Center offers 365 days of fun with three year-round heated pools, multiple slides, diving boards, and a variety of play features designed to delight water lovers of all ages. All or part of the 8-acre facility can be rented for private parties, corporate events, swimming competitions, and other special occasions. Located in Palm Desert Civic Center Park, the Aquatic Center is owned by the City of Palm Desert and operated by Family YMCA of the Desert.

For additional information about PDAC’s Dive-In Movie series, visit or call (760) 565-7467. Palm Desert Aquatic Center is located at 73751 Magnesia Falls Drive in Palm Desert, behind Civic Center Park between San Pablo and Portola Avenue.