Palm Springs Cultural Center
The original 625 seat Camelot Theatre located at the Palm Springs Mall was opened on February 4, 1967 by then President of Metropolitan Theatres Sherrill Corwin at a cost of $750,000.00. The proclaimed state-of-the-art cinema, equipped to the standards of only three other theatres in the United States, debuted with a star-studded screening of “Dr. Zhivago” as a fundraiser for the United Fund. That evening set the stage for what was to become nearly five decades of success for Camelot Theatre as well as the growing chain of Metropolitan Theatres.