Films on the Great Lawn: The War of the Worlds

Past Event

Sunnylands Center & Gardens' free outdoor movie series, Films on the Great Lawn, is back for three Fridays in September with classic 1950s science fiction films.
Gates open at 7:00 pm. Film begins at 7:30 pm.

Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel, The War of the Worlds, Martians invade the earth, starting with a small California town. Starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Rated G

Filmgoers 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. Admission is free. No reservations are required.

Films on the Great Lawn are presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. For more information, please contact the Education department at 760.202.2234 or

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