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Museum of History Celebrates El Paso in the Movies

The El Paso Museum of History is celebrating El Paso and the Borderland’s place in Hollywood with the On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland exhibit.

The public is invited to view the exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Plaza Classic Film Fest, which highlights how Hollywood has turned El Paso’s desert and mountains into movie history.

Visitors can learn about El Pasoans who made their way to Hollywood and explore how filmmakers have used our city and the border as a background when filming. The exhibit spans 100 years of movie-making on the border and features shooting scripts, posters and lobby cards from movies such as Courage Under Fire, Glory Road, Aventurera, The Brave Bulls and other movies made in the El Paso-Juárez area.

“El Paso’s desert vistas have captured the imaginations of filmmakers from the early days of film. We are excited to showcase El Paso’s role in many feature films in this exhibition,” said Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs Tracey Jerome.

The Plaza Classic will be showing several films that feature El Paso including The Getaway, Committed, No Country for Old Men and Glory Road. The movie Amadeus, starring El Paso native and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, will also be screened as part of the festival.

The On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland exhibit is free and runs through October 28.

For more information, call the El Paso Museum of History at (915) 212-0320

Plaza Classic Film Festival Passes on sale Through New Year’s Eve

The El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. A Festival Pass is a great way for film lovers to join in the birthday fun.

A Festival Pass includes admission to all ticketed movie events during the Plaza Classic, a jump-the-line express lane, invitations to private events, discounts and other perks. Plus, they are fully transferable — which means you can loan it to friends or family members!

The Plaza Classic Film Festival pass is available for the discounted price of $175 through Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Passes will be available for the regular price of $200 beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Festival passes are available online at plazaclassic.com/tickets and by phone at 915-533-4020. If you have to leave a voicemail, please include your name, your phone number, email address, how many passes you want, and indicate if you would like to make an additional donation.

ilm Festival is a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation. Since its inception in 2008, the Plaza Classic has shown more than 700 movies, featured appearances by Al Pacino, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno and Robert Wagner, and attracted more than 300,000 film lovers since it began in 2008.

The 10th anniversary edition of  the Plaza Classic Film Festival will be August 3-13, 2017 in and around the historic and beautifully restored Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.

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