Films in the Gardens: La La Land (2016)

Past Event

Our free Films in the Gardens program returns in May with a selection of films featuring unique and imaginative set designs. As exemplified by the exhibition, Variations to a Theme: William Haines at Sunnylands, at the Sunnylands Center, a masterful use of color, texture, and scale for the setting can be as enchanting as the characters themselves. The series continues with a screening of La La Land (2016) on May 10 at 7:30 pm.

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

  • May 3 at 7:30 pm—Barbie (2023)—Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans (IMDb). Rated: PG-13. Run time: 1 hour 54 minutes.
  • May 10 at 7:30 pm—La La Land (2016)—While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future (IMDb). Rated: PG-13. Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes.
  • May 17 at 7:30 pm—Chicago (2002)—Two women imprisoned on death-row develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention. (IMDb). Rated: PG-13. Run time: 1 hour 53 minutes.

Gates open at 6 pm. Film begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. 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.

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

Parking and admission are free.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Program changes may require the cancellation or rescheduling of some events. Outdoor programs may be canceled or modified due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds.

For information, please call 760-202-2254 or email