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Nueve por nueve: 'Rocky' to knock out PCFF audiences


June 02

The Italian Stallion makes his debut at the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival with a 40th anniversary showing of Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar-winning Rocky on Thursday, Aug. 11, sponsored by Capital Bank.

It’s one of nine more PCFF 2016 movies announced today in honor of our ninth anniversary. We’ve already revealed 30 of the 90 movies we’ll show this year, including Apocalypse Now, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Dracula and the original Star Wars trilogy.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival returns Aug. 4-14 in and around the Plaza Theatre. Tickets go on sale in July. Festival Passes, which include admission to all ticketed events, are on sale now at plazaclassic.com/tickets.

Here are the other eight movies we’re announcing today:

• Barbra Streisand gives an Academy Award-winning performance as Fanny Brice in the beloved musical Funny Girl (1968), Aug. 14, sponsored by Debbi Hester/Realtor and Perry Hester/Realtor.

• Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in Alfred Hitchcock’s Nazi spy thriller Notorious (1946), Aug. 4

• John Wayne plays the Ringo Kid in the digitally restored John Ford Western classic Stagecoach (1939), Aug. 12, sponsored by Wells Fargo

• Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford get caught in a dangerous love triangle in the noir thriller Gilda (1946), Aug. 11

• Jerry Lewis plays a second-rate magician who takes a young Japanese boy under wing in The Geisha Boy (1958), Aug. 9

• Robert Mitchum plays a religious fanatic who kills women in the thriller Night of the Hunter (1955), Aug. 5

• Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter play an unlikely couple who steal a baby in the Coen Brothers’ comedy Raising Arizona (1987), Aug. 11

• Catherine Deneuve stars as a French housewife who leads a taboo double life in Luis Bunuel’s erotic Belle de Jour (1967), Aug. 11