El Paso, TX

July 28 - August 7, 2022 • El Paso, TX


9 for 9: Young Frankenstein (it's Fron-kon-steen!) and more

May 27

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival celebrates its ninth birthday Aug. 4-14 in and around the Plaza Theatre. Today we’re announcing nine more of the 90 movies we’ll be showing. Our full schedule will be out in June. Tickets go on sale in July. Festival Passes and Film Club passes are available now on the Tickets & Passes page.

Young Frankenstein (1974) — Have a roll in ze hay with Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Inga, Igor and Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks’ dead-on parody of Frankenstein movies, Aug. 13

The Apartment (1960) — Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray team up in Billy Wilder’s comedy-drama, Aug. 9

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) — Jimmy Stewart plays a naive young senator who fights for survival amidst corruption in the Frank Capra classic, Aug. 5

Hairspray (1988) — Ricki Lake stars as a “pleasantly plump” teenager who becomes the star of a TV dance show and fights segregation in early ’60s Baltimore John Waters’ PG cult classic musical, Aug. 8

Pride and Prejudice (1940) — Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier star in this revered adaptation of Jane Austen’s 19th century British novel of manners, Aug. 10

Dracula (1931) — Bela Lugosi plays the definitive version of the vampire count from Transylvania in this Universal classic, Aug. 6

Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988) — The black comedy about women, men and betrayal put Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodovar on the map, Aug. 10

Love Me Tender (1956) — Elvis Presley made his movie debut (but didn’t get top billing) in this Civil War drama with music, Aug. 5

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) — El Paso rockers Alabama Deathwalk will open for our outdoor showing of Alan Parker’s surrealistic take on the classic Pink Floyd album, Aug. 5