Virtual Cultural Events


Our Virtual Cinema Program and our Virtual Event Program were both developed through a grant from a CA CARES Grant provided by California Humanities in conjunction with the State of California and the California State Library.


Welcome to Great Events on Screen - your virtual access to Award-Winning Cultural Events, Art Explorations, Popular Opera and Theatrical Performances from around the world! Note that this is NOT Video on Demand, though. Each event will be available for only one week, with daily screenings at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm PT. Interested audiences may also donate to their presenting cinema, helping to ensure the survival of community organizations like the Palm Springs Cultural Center and our Camelot Theatres.

There are currently three modules in the Great Events on Screen program: Great Theatre, Great Opera and Great Art. Virtual ticketing and viewing is powered by Stellar Tickets. All the events are viewable on any device, and you can watch a screening using a web browser, a mobile app or from your TV by accessing the Stellar app, available across a number of devices: Roku, Amazon (Fire), Google Play, and Apple TV. Stellar Tickets will also provide tech. support and troubleshooting if needed. Once you click on the PURCHASE TICKETS link it will take you to the Stellar Tickets page and there is an FAQ you can click on which will detail how to watch on any of the devices!

And now to the line up...


Madame Butterfly - The Met: Live in HD

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April 7 - April 13
$15
Runtime: 2 hours, 28 minutes
Rating: Not rated. Treat as PG.
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Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her new husband, a visiting American naval officer, will stay faithful and return to her. 

In this live transmission from 2016, soprano Kristine Opolais stars as Cio-Cio-San, with tenor Roberto Alagna as Lt. Pinkerton, in Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. 

Kinky Boots – The Musical (from London’s West End)

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April 14 – 20
$15
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes (includes 1 intermission) 
Rating: Not rated. Treat as PG
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Captured live from the London stage, the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) KINKY BOOTS dazzles!  With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!   

La Boheme - The Met: Live in HD

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April 21 - April 27
$15
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Rating: Not rated. Treat as PG.
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Puccini’s La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. 

In this live transmission from 2018, Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production stars soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. 

Secret Impressionists - Great Art on Screen documentary series

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April 28 – May 4
$10
Runtime: 90 minutes
Rating: PG-13
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Secret Impressionists reveals the story of the art revolution sparked by the Impressionist movement of the late 1800s. The art-documentary unveils 50 previously unseen works by Impressionist masters Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley, and Morisot.

Audiences will be taken on a fascinating journey through the most captivating and intriguing artistic movement. The Impressionist movement produced some of the most beloved works of art in the world, depicting the late nineteenth-century film stills of Paris, alluring portraits of women, and splendidly vibrant light-infused masterpiece works.


42nd Street – The Musical 
(from London’s West End) 

VIEW TRAILER
May 12 - May 18
$15
Runtime: 2 hours, 35 minutes (includes 1 intermission) 
Rating: Not rated. Treat as PG.
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Captured live from the London stage and directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble, 42ND STREET is one of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales. Full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards including “Lullaby of Broadway”, “We’re in the Money", “42nd Street” and more, plus show-stopping ensemble production numbers. Not to be missed! 

5 Stars  - "A wow factor revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time" – The Times (London) 

5 Stars  - "The mother of all show-biz musicals" -- Daily Telegraph 


Hermitage: Great Art on Screen documentary series

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May 26 - June 1
$10
Runtime: 90 minutes
Rating: Not rated. Treat as PG-13.
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A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.

The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries. Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through the Hermitage and the magnificent city of St. Petersburg with its waterfront, statues, canals, and bridges that form a symbolic cultural and visual element between places and distant civilizations.A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.


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