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Arthur Newman Theatre

The Joslyn Center has a steadfast and ongoing commitment to bringing the performing arts to seniors and the community at large.

In 1999, The Joslyn Players were formed as a company of actors, singers and dancers. During its history, The Joslyn Players created a dramatic and musical theatre organization whose primary goal was to provide a forum for the development and performance of plays, musical revues and book musicals which were performed predominantly by seniors 55 and older who were both professional and non-professional actors.

On March 23 of 2008, The Joslyn Center Theatre was rededicated and renamed The Arthur Newman Theatre in tribute to long-time Board Member and Joslyn Players supporter Arthur Newman. Today this vibrant theater plays host to a variety of community theater groups, performers and a diverse array of artists as well as educational programs.

The Joslyn Center is dedicated to bringing relevant learning experiences for seniors in a fun and engaging manner by offering educational and interactive workshops and classes in the preforming arts. From classic play reading to “Seniors on Stage”- senior theatre thrives. It's challenging, rewarding and fun. With all this vibrancy, it's a great time to be in senior theatre!

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 - COOL CENTER  FREE MOVIE DAY -

PRESENTED BY COACHELLA VALLEY WELLNESS FOUNDATION

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COME IN AN ENJOY FREE POPCORN, FREE BEVERAGE AND EXCITING MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES

THURSDAY, JULY 6TH: SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION

Paul Newman makes his directorial debut in the sweeping saga Sometimes a Great Notion.  Based on the best-selling novel about a two-fisted Oregon lumber family, the story focuses on a family that bucks their close-knit timber community in order to deliver a shipment of logs in defiance of a strike.  In the process, one man is killed, the family patriarch (Henry Fonda) is injured, and the eldest son (Paul Newman) almost loses his wife (Lee Remick) to his half-brother (Michael Sarrazin).  Filled with complex characters and issues that still resonate today, Sometimes a Great Notion is an intense portrait of life set against the backdrop of logging. 

THURSDAY, JULY 13TH: INTO THE GREAT PYRAMID

Experience the thrill of discovery as archaeologists pull back the veil of mystery that has cloaked Egypt's mighty pyramids for 45 centuries!  Travel deep into the Great Pyramid to witness a remote-controlled robot explore a mysterious shaft.  Feel the anticipation and excitement as Egypt's oldest intact sarcophagus is unsealed on camera for the first time.  And join researchers as they unearth fascinating new clues about the culture of the people who built the pyramids - and how those people accomplished this epic engineering feat.  You'll be amazed by what's uncovered - as National Geographic presents INTO THE GREAT PYRAMID.