After the last screening of the day, there's nothing like going home and...errr., wait a minute! After the last screening of the day it's time to go to the After Party - a time when Cinema Diverse movie-goers can relax, talk about the movies, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drink a few cocktails at happy hour prices, and experience some of Palm Springs' finest clubs and restaurants!
"Opening night is at Hunter's Nightclub on Arenas Road," said Michael C. Green, Managing Director of the Festival. "It's been a tradition for the last several years, and everyone looks forward to it. After that, we move to restaurant locations. This year, we are thrilled to have three of Palm Springs' best restaurants on board for After Parties. Friday night will be upstairs at Lulu, Saturday night will be at Copley's (where we had a FABULOUS time last year on Saturday night, and we wrap the festival up on Sunday night at ENCORE Supper Club."
"We also have several bars and restaurants that are sponsoring us this year, but could not host the parties, due to space limitations, etc.," Green continued. "That list includes Streetbar, the Tool Shed, Azul/Georgie's Alibi, Spurline, TRIO, KOFFI, Zin American Bistro and ZiniMed. We encourage festival goers to support all our bar and restaurant sponsors."
About our After Party Locations:
Lulu California Bistro is Palm Springs' newest and hippest restaurant, where talent, expertise and a passion for great food combine to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. Generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from our award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complimented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of coffee. At their exciting bar area, they feature the desert's best Happy Hour, all-day, all-night, 12-hours long!
Copley’s is an award-winning restaurant serving upscale American cuisine infused with traces of tropical and European flavors. Located in part of the former Cary Grant estate, guests may experience a sense of nostalgia while dining outside on the patio with stunning mountain views or enjoying the inviting atmosphere indoors. Executive Chef Andrew Copley has an extensive 20-year culinary background at five-star restaurants and hotels across the world and is known for innovative dishes.
Inspired by the American South, and perfected in the Southern California Desert, ENCORE takes comfort food to an all-new level! Think Cajun Fried Green Tomatoes, Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, Shrimp Remoulade and Louisiana Crab Cakes. Want more? There is more! But you’ll have to come by and see the rest of these great menu options for yourself!