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The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival returns to the Plaza Theatre, July 28 – August 7, 2022. Taking place in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso, the festival celebrates its 15th year as the world’s largest classic film festival. More than 500,000 people have attended the first 14 Plaza Classics, with about 15 percent of its audience coming from outside of the El Paso/Juárez/Las Cruces radius.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival also has become a major showcase for regional filmmakers through its Local Flavor series, sponsored by the Texas Film Commission. It screens features, shorts, documentaries and other projects, and its audience has tripled in recent years. Last year, Local Flavor handed out $1,750 in cash prizes to local filmmakers in the third annual Local Flavor Awards, sponsored by the Public Relations Association of the Southwest.

“As a long-time partner of the Plaza Classic Film Festival, El Paso Live is beyond excited to welcome this event back to our venues,” said Bryan Crowe, General Manager for El Paso Live. “The Plaza Classic Film Festival is a staple in our community and we can’t wait to welcome movie-goers in the late summer.”

This year’s special guests include concert and theater organist Walt Strony, digital content editor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Laura Emrick, senior director of original programming at Turner Classic Movies Scott McGee, award-winning screenwriter, director, novelist from El Paso best known for work in the horror genre Lucky Mckee, writer, director, animator and native El Pasoan Zach Passero, and award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor and educator from Dallas, Bart Weiss.


Singin’ In The Rain: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

$20 for single showing

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Oregon Street


Amadeus (Driector’s Cut): 7 p.m. Friday, August 5 at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

$10 Single showing

The Grand Budapest Hotel: 4 p.m. Saturday, Augsut 6 at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

$10 for single showing

Ticket Information

Festival Pass | $200

The Festival Pass is a great way to take in all the sights, sounds and stars of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. A Festival Pass includes access to all ticketed festival movies, a jump-the-line express lane, reservations for Philanthropy Theatre movies, special events, and more. And it’s transferable!

Movies Only Festival Pass | $100

The Movies Only Festival Pass is like a regular Festival Pass, only it’s half the price and doesn’t include discounts at local eateries and invitations to special events. The Movies Only Festival Pass allows admission to all of the ticketed movies in the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Like the Festival Pass, it’s transferable.

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