Tickets for the 14th annual El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival go on sale Monday, July 12 at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and online.
“The Plaza Classic returns to the Plaza Theatre and downtown El Paso from July 29 through August 8, organizers shared Thursdya. “The bulk of the movies will be shown in the Plaza Theatre and its sister venue, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, which is new to PCFF this year.”
Most tickets are $6 for matinees, $8 for evenings.
Among the movies showing in the Plaza Theatre are Rear Window, Raiders of the Lost Ark (40th anniversary), Top Gun, The Sound of Music, Forrest Gump, The Pink Panther, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story (60th anniversary), Pinocchio, Star Wars: A New Hope, Doctor Zhivago, Meet Me in St. Louis, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Gandhi, Birdman of Alcatraz and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times.
Additionally, the Plaza Classic will have a special presentation of a new documentary, Song for Cesar, about labor activist Cesar Chavez, as part of El Paso County’s Month of Unity and Healing.
Walt Strony returns to accompany the Harold Lloyd silent classic The Kid Brother on the Wyler Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.
Showing in the Chavez Theatre are The Shining, Contagion, Pretty in Pink, Do the Right Thing, The Thing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Urban Cowboy, Night of the Living Dead, Groundhog Day, Nacho Libre, The Lady Eve, The War of the Worlds, El Patrullero 777, John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinking and The Bad and the Beautiful.
The Local Flavor filmmaker showcase and documentaries Luchadoras, The Marfa Tapes Film, and At the Ready will be shown there.
Free weekend outdoor movies will be screened Friday and Saturday nights at the Convention Center Plaza (home of Alfresco Fridays). This year’s offerings are our 13th annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mamma Mia!, Grease and Zoolander.
The Thursday night Mills Plaza Drive-in/Walk-up movies are Shaun of the Dead and The Wedding Singer, shown atop the Mills Plaza Parking Garage.
Organizers add that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating capacity will be limited at all locations.
Other safety protocols will be in place, including a 2-hour disinfection process after each screening. Mask-wearing and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Both theaters have new GPS Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization air filtration systems.
Go to plazaclassic.com for schedule and other information or to purchase Festival Passes.