Tim Burton Film Retrospective Series at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Tim Burton Film Retrospective Series at the Palm Springs Cultural Center

If you love watching classic Tim Burton movies on the big screen, you’re in luck! The Palm Springs Cultural Center is hosting its Tim Burton Film Retrospective Series starting Thursday, October 6e featuring “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” and culminating on November 30e with “Batman Returns”.

Watch the video below for our full interview with Lauren Wolfer, Programs Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

The Palm Springs Rewinds: Tim Burton Retrospective is sponsored by Green Dragon Dispensary and Lounge, VR PRO USA Virtual Reality Arcade and CV Independent. All films will be screened in the Cultural Center Historic Camelot Theater. The Camelot is a local institution popular with moviegoers, boasting one of the largest screens in the Coachella Valley and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Do you plan to see them all? Fans can save by purchasing a Pass for all movies for only $55. Tickets and passes for all films can be purchased here.

Here is the complete list of Tim Burton films that are screened:

Show time is at 8 p.m.


Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bike and won’t sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee is visiting her friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee goes on a trip, where he meets many notable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a biker gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers his bike is being used in a movie and tries to get it back.

October 16 – ED WOOD (1994)

Due to his eccentric habits and weird, bewildering films, director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a Hollywood pariah. Nonetheless, with the help of famed former Bela Lugosi and a dedicated cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed’s quirky vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his films to life. oversized dreams. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create a strangely endearing series of very low-budget films.

October 20 – BEETLEJUICE (1988)

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the insufferable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and their teenage daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the house, the Maitlands attempt to scare them off unsuccessfully. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), an exuberant spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.


The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced and directed by Tim Burton. , kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other gruesome gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s girlfriend Sally tries to foil his misguided plans.

November 10 – EDWARD SSILVER HANDS (1990)

A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being – sweet Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, leaving the young man with a bizarre appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has for hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls in love with Peg’s teenage daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistry, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.

November 30 – BATMAN RETURNS (1992)

The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins with villainous businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to overthrow Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck’s shy assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out and Shreck tries to kill her, she transforms into the sexy Catwoman. She teams up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, but sparks unexpectedly fly when she confronts the caped crusader.

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