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July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Raiders of the Lost Ark

40th Anniversary/4K
Signature Classic
Friday, July 30
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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It’s hard to overstate the enduring popularity of the Indiana Jones franchise, which all began with the inspired pairing of friends George Lucas, who wanted to modernize movie serials, and Steven Spielberg, who directed. This first installment (a fifth is in production) is set in 1936 and follows American archaeologist and professor Indiana Jones (the enduringly handsome Harrison Ford) as he travels the globe to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. He enlists his strong-willed ex-girlfriend, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), and the ever-helpful Sallah (John Rhys-Davis) in hopes of beating unscrupulous rival Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman) to the religious artifact. It’s a thrill ride, filled with humor, romance and plenty of action. Raiders was a huge success, playing in some theaters for more than a year. It won five Academy Awards and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1999.

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Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
Rated: PG