Celebrate the grand re-opening of the historic El Cortez Theatre and the 5th Annual Truth or Consequences Film Fiesta, October 22-24, 2021. For three straight days the Film Fiesta offers movie-goers a full slate of cinematic entertainment, including screenings, panels, raffles, a movie warehouse auction, special guest appearances and after parties. It also allows movie aficionados a return to the beloved El Cortez Theatre – which has been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and changed hands earlier this year – as well as a peek at the minor renovations completed by the new owners during the downtime.
Of course, the biggest draw for any film festival is star power. Big names and recognizable faces put people in seats, so giving audiences the opportunity to meet the movie makers and their stars has unlimited appeal. This year, the highlight is a special appearance by Anthony Michael Hall, who will be screening the Chris Columbus classic The Breakfast Club, while also promoting his latest offering Halloween Kills. Also slated are appearances by Jerry Angelo (Artik, Obscura), Jordan Livingston (DeLorean: Living The Dream), Steve Maez (Caffeine and Gasoline), Jordyn Aquino (Can’t Have It Both Ways), Jeanette Dilone (Rizo), Hafid Abdelmoula (Broken Gaite), and a meet and greet with New Mexico’s own Food Network star Queneesha from Q’s Cakes.
What else is in store? How about the Filmmaker Lounge, which will be pouring specialty movie-themed cocktails from Dry Point Distillers? Or the Hot Springs Glamp Camp after party? If that’s not enough, there’s also a special treat from the new owners of the theater: a one-of-a-kind movie and television Warehouse Auction on Saturday, October 23, starting at 9 a.m. On the block will be over 30 years of movie set decorations, props, costumes and more. All proceeds from this auction will go toward supporting New Mexico film, filmmakers and film workers. All-access pass tickets are now sold out, but for more information, visit the Facebook page.
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