Get ready for a spectacular cinematic journey as the Plaza Classic Film Festival returns to El Paso for its 17th year, running from July 18 to July 28, 2024. With just 7 days left until the festival kicks off, this year’s event promises an impressive lineup of over 90 films, special guest appearances, and a variety of entertainment options in and around the historic Plaza Theatre.

Special Guests

This year’s festival will feature Academy Award winners Mira Sorvino and Sissy Spacek. Sorvino, known for her roles in “Mighty Aphrodite,” “Quiz Show,” and “Sounds of Freedom,” will be discussing her career and advocacy work. Spacek, celebrated for her performance in “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” will be presenting the film on July 27 at the Plaza Theatre​.

Featured Films

The festival’s diverse film lineup includes classics, family favorites, and special showcases. Some notable films being shown are:

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” on July 18 at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall.
  • “Mighty Aphrodite” featuring Mira Sorvino, on July 19.
  • “Speedy” with live organ accompaniment on July 21.
  • “The Shawshank Redemption” on July 26.
  • “Selena” as an outdoor screening on Oregon Street on July 26​ ​.

Locations and Events

Screenings will take place at various venues including the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, the Philanthropy Theatre, and outdoor locations like Oregon Street and the Mills Plaza Parking Garage. In addition to film screenings, the festival will offer free outdoor live music and other entertainment options, making it a vibrant cultural experience for all attendees.

Tickets and Savings

To save on ticket fees, festival-goers can purchase tickets directly at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster, though additional fees may apply​​.

Dining Options

Plan your festival experience with meals before or after the screenings, as no food or drink is allowed inside the theatre. Enjoy the variety of local dining options to complement your affordable movie-going experience.

Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of movies at the Plaza Classic Film Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official festival website.

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