El Paso, TX

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


Signature Classic
Sunday, August 7
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Before Marvel and DC Comics ruled the box-office universe, there was Superman. After failing to convince members of the high council that their home planet of Krypton is going to destroy itself, Jor-El (Brando) sends son Kal-El (Reeve) to Earth. He is found by the Kents, who raise him as their own son, Clark. He begins exhibiting supernatural powers that lead him to become Earth’s greatest superhero — even as he conceals his identity as a newspaper reporter — with a love interest in fellow reporter Lois Lane (Kidder). Budgeted at $55 million, Superman was the most expensive movie production upon its release. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for Special Achievement in Visual Effects. Among them was the debut of the Zoptic System, which allowed for Reeve to be filmed flying toward the lens of the camera. Superman spawned three sequels from this series and has been rebooted several times. — Jaime Mendez

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Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman
Rated: PG