By Selma Grows

The Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC) presents a new entertainment format beginning July 20th. The IPAC has provided the Coachella Valley with an artistic “PULSE” for live theater and community service. The IPAC now proudly presents:

“Films as they were meant to be seen… On the Silver Screen.”

Not having access to a working 35mm (+) film projector, The IPAC has been unable to show films on their beautiful big screens. This becomes a sacrifice of sorely needed revenue and community services the IPAC organization can offer. When our hero got wind of this issue he reached out to the West side of our Valley for support and found Meeting Magic of Palm Springs, an Audio/Video company that has generously allowed Mr. Hernandez to rent a blu- ray digital player and a high- powered 5k projector accompanied by a 5.1 surround system for the project. All this at a reduced rate which is essentially covered by our admission fees!

Every Saturday afternoon for 15 weeks, July 20th through September 28th, the films will be presented within an air- conditioned, 127- stadium seated theater. This contemporary classic film showcase is presented to you by project director: Jerry Hernandez, the hero of our story, who has personally selected an eclectic variety of film for us to enjoy this summer. Mr. Hernandez takes pride in a wide personal collection of films from various eras and genres. He presents this pilot series’ selections to the people of the Coachella Valley with a generous passion for the shared film experience. He has prepared a specially crafted rendezvous’ in film for us to enjoy.


7/20 THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (UKversion) @ 8:00pm
7/27 AMADEUS: Director’s Cut @ 7:00pm
8/3 The Complete METROPOLIS @ 7:00pm
8/10 GREASE (Sing Along) @ 7:00pm
8/17 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE @ 8:00pm
8/24 THE WILD BUNCH: Director’s Cut @ 7:00pm
8/31 PAN’S LABYRINTH (Spanish w/ English subs) @ 7:00pm
9/7 THE GOONIES @ 7:00pm
9/14 GLADIATOR: Extended Edition @ 7:00pm
9/21 The Who: TOMMY- The Movie @ 8:00pm


All film fans and movie lovers are invited to enjoy the original joys of the theater experience with a big screen presentation. Remember, there are only 127 seats available per showing and are currently on a first come first serve basis with access to a concession stand serving (21+/-) beverages and theater snacks.

If you are interested in the growth and development of this project please contact Mr Hernandez

Support and Education for Local Music and Arts, Coachella Valley, Chapter 1.


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