Films in the Gardens—Big Night (1996)

Past Event

Featuring culinary-themed delights, Films in the Gardens returns to the Great Lawn starting Friday, May 5, with a screening of Big Night (1996) at 8 pm.

Free of charge, Films in the Gardens runs for three consecutive Friday evenings in May.

  • May 5 at 8 pm—Big Night (1996)—New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan an evening of incredible food. (IMDb). Rated: R. Run time: 1 hour 49 minutes.


  • May 12 at 8 pm—The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)—The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open an Indian restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's (Helen Mirren) Michelin-starred eatery, sparking an intense rivalry filled with loss, romance, and redemption. (IMDb). Rated: PG. Run time: 2 hours 2 minutes.


  • May 19 at 8 pm—East Side Sushi (2014)—An immigrant single mother frustrated with her employment options decides to take a chance working at a Japanese restaurant and realizes her dream to become a sushi chef to provide a better future to her family. (IMDb). Rated: PG. Run time: 1 hour 46 minutes.

Gates open at 7 pm. Film begins at 8 pm. Free parking and admission. Reservations are not required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please note, parking at the gate or along Bob Hope Drive will not be permitted.

No food or seating provided. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see our Plan Your Visit page for visiting rules and guidelines.

Films may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds.

Films in the Gardens is presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

For more information please contact our Education Department at 760.202.2254 or