The Neverending Story – Films on the Great Lawn

Past Event

Sunnylands' free outdoor movie series, Films on the Great Lawn, is presented on three Fridays in May. No reservations are required.

The Neverending Story, a PG-rated drama-fantasy is from 1984. The story tells of Bastian, who ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies and sneaks away with a book. The novel, The Neverending Story, is about a fantasy land threatened by a darkness that destroys everything it touches. For the kingdom to survive it needs the help of a child. Bastian begins to wonder if he might be that child.

The Neverending Story will be screened on Friday, May 18. Running time:
See the official trailer here.

Film-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised.

The movie will be introduced by a representative of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Times for all films are:

Gate opens: 7:30 pm
Film begins: 8:00 pm

  • Friday, May 4: Princess Bride
  • Friday, May 11: Labyrinth
  • Friday, May 18: The Neverending Story

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

For more information please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or email