El Paso, TX

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

Urban Cowboy

Cult Classic
Saturday, August 7
Abraham Chavez Theatre
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Based on a real-life couple chronicled in an Esquire magazine article by Aaron Latham, the story centers around Buford “Bud” Davis (Travolta) and Sissy Davis (Winger) who meet, fall in love, get married, and go through trials and tribulations at a popular football field-sized honky-tonk named Gilley’s (owned by country-western artist Mickey Gilley) in Pasadena, Texas. Their love story culminates at a mechanical bull-riding contest, which pits Bud against another cowboy (Glenn) who is trying to win the top prize and leave town with Sissy. The film’s best-selling soundtrack spawned several Top 10 hits (including The Devil Went Down to Georgia and Looking for Love). Though not as successful at the box-office as two of Travolta’s previous films (Saturday Night Fever *and *Grease), the film set off an “Urban Cowboy Movement” that introduced soft-core country-music, two-stepping and cowboy boots to the general public.

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Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn
Rated: PG