El Paso, TX

Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Apollo 13

With Kathleen Quinlan
One Giant Leap
Friday, August 9
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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Apollo 13 gave us one of the most iconic quotes in cinema: “Houston, we have a problem.” Based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, with some poetic license, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) must abort their lunar mission when the command module’s oxygen tank explodes. The astronauts face high tensions and technical problems in an effort to survive and return safely to Earth, while Mission Control and Marilyn Lovell (a nuanced Kathleen Quinlan, nominated for an Oscar, and our special guest for this screening) focus on the positive. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning for film editing and sound, Apollo 13 was the second film collaboration between Ron Howard and Tom Hanks.

Tickets are on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply.)

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Starring: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan
Rated: PG