Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 I made one of the greatest discoveries in the Palm Springs area!!!  The Mary Pickford Theater!!!!  The theater is named after the silent film star, Mary Pickford.  I thought it was an historic landmark in Palm Springs; but No!!  It is a very modern stadium style theater that shows first-run movies, located in Cathedral City about 8-10 miles from our TT Palm Springs campground.

The great thing about the Mary Pickford Theater is the price!!  With an Ultra Senior Pass that you can pick up at the box office, the first show each day is only $5.00.  Other matinees during the day cost seniors $7.00, but with the Ultra Senior Pass the cost is only $6.00.  And, get this!!   On Tuesdays and Thursdays, with your Ultra Senior Pass, you get a nice sized complementary popcorn!!

This is definitely the place to go when you want to see a first-run movie!!  Our group went to the first showing on Tuesday ($5) to see just-released Argo!!  We were surprised at the size of the complementary buttered popcorn!!  All of us agreed that the movie was very good!!  And the price was right!!!

In fact, we were so impressed with the Mary Pickford Theater that we decided to go again the following week.  This time we went on Wednesday afternoon to a later show ($6) because we had plans for after the show.  This time we went to see Alex Cross which we all agreed again was very good!

After the movie, we raced up 111 to find a seat at the Elephane Bar for Happy Hour!!!  How can I explain this??  Six of us went to the movie:  Bill and Pat, Walt and Pam, Ken and Faye.  Walt and Pam left after the movie, so that left the four of us.  But!!  We had planned to meet Joe and Barbara at the Elephant Bar, and Matt and Connie joined us a little later!!

Around the table:  Bill, Barbara, Joe, Matt, Connie, Ken, Faye and Pat!

I was a little disappointed that last time we visited the Elephant Bar.  They had changed the menu and no longer had the Seared Ahi Tuna for Happy Hour!!  But, tonight I discovered another wonderful item on the Happy Hour Menu!!  Niu, Niu Coconut Shrimp Skewers!!!  OMG!!!  Sooooo Good!!

Ken had his usual Calamari!!

Are you believing this!!??  After enjoying Happy Hour at the Elephant Bar, we still wanted Ice Cream for dessert!!!  Barbara suggested going to the Coldstone Creamry!!!  And it was on our way back to the campground!!

This was the first time we had ever been to a Coldstone Creamry.  I was amazed at how "topping" items were added to the ice cream selected.  The waitress spread the ice cream out in front of her, and with a couple of small paddles blended in the topping.  I told Barbara that you would think the ice cream would melt as it was being massaged with topping.  She gave me an Ah Ha moment!!  Barbara explained that they spread the ice cream on a Cold Stone!!!

We ordered "small" cups in a waffle cone!!

All I know is it was wonderful!!!  Sooooo creamy!!

1 comment:

Jane Fader said...

Hi there!
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blog posts about things to do in Cathedral City to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)