As summer outdoor theaters pop up across the country, Westfield Palm Desert is delighted to welcome El Toro Flicks Carpool Cinema to Coachella Valley. As the first nightly drive in movie venue in Palm Desert, the experience will feature a massive elevated screen and the latest in technology and production.

“We’re excited to welcome El Toro Flicks to the desert,” said Franchesca Forrer, Westfield Palm Desert Marketing Director. “The drive-in will be on our third level parking deck, which features stunning 360-degree views of our valley and over 50 giant street art murals under the stars.  It’s the most unique setting for a drive in in all of Coachella Valley.”

Opening weekend films are as follows:

–              Friday, August 7:  Jurassic Park


–              Saturday, August 8: Toy Story 4

–              Sunday, August 9: The Goonies

To make the experience even more enjoyable, The Drive In will also feature concessions and delicious food vendors for attendees to purchase food and beverages.  Guests are encouraged to reserve in advance through purchasing tickets online, which start at $24.99.

On the very same weekend, August 8th and 9th from 11am – 4pm, Westfield’s outdoor marketplace, Picnic on the Patio, opens with pop-up shops, Flat Black Art Walk vendors, al fresco dining, and weekly contests and giveaways all under the shaded patio and misting fans by the center’s grand entrance.  “This is a chance for our community to support local artisans and makers, restaurants and select Westfield stores all in an outdoor space that’s shaded and cool during these warm summer months,” said Forrer.

More information regarding El Toro Flicks Carpool Cinema and Picnic on the Patio can be found