The Birds—Films on the Great Lawn

Past Event

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

Birds suddenly begin to attack people in this classic, 1963 thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. Nominated for an Oscar, The Birds is a winner of a Golden Globe and recipient of an Edgar Allan Poe Award.

The Birds will be screened on Friday, September 21. Rated: PG-13, Running time: 1 hour 59 minutes
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: 7:00 pm
Film begins: 7:30 pm

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