El Paso, TX

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

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PCFF On Tour

An 11-night series of outdoor screenings in parking lots across the El Paso area. Click here to view the schedule and purchase tickets.

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Festival Passes

Festival Passes are no longer on sale. Passes for the 2021 Plaza Classic Film Festival will go on sale by mid-August.

The Festival Pass is a great way for a film lover to enjoy as much of the Plaza Classic as possible. The Pass sells for $200 and includes admission to ALL Plaza Classic Film Festival films on tour and online. Since the 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival will not be held at the Plaza Theatre, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we’ll have a series of nightly outdoor movies from July 30 through August 9, and digitally streamed movies on our website from August 5-9. Your pass will allow admission to the outdoor movies and digital content.

Plaza Classic Film Club

  • No Film Club passes will be sold for the 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival. The passes should be available for the 2021 Plaza Classic at a later date.

For some, cinema appreciation begins early and one of the goals of the Plaza Classic Film Festival is to cultivate a new generation of classic film viewers. The Plaza Classic Film Festival once again offers a club to bring together teens looking to see and discuss some great films. The Plaza Classic Film Club is seeking up to 25 high school students ages 14 to 18 to be a part of its Film Club. Club members will receive full access to all of the Plaza Classic Film Festival’s screenings as well as some special presentations and tours of the historic Plaza Theatre. Plaza Classic Film Club Passes are available for $100.00.


  • The prices for the 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival pop-up drive-in movies from July 30-August 9 is $25 per vehicle. The price for digital streaming events from August 5-9 will be announced soon. The information below is not valid this year, but does apply to our traditional festival format, which we hope will return in 2021.

We try to keep our prices low, noticeably lower than a first-run movie theater, so anyone from any income level can attend. Matinees in the Plaza Theatre are $6. Evening shows in the Plaza are $8, with $10 for special guest appearances. A limited number of seats are available for $20 for the opening night VIP/Sponsor showing on the first Thursday of the Festival.

Philanthropy Theatre movies are $4. The Mills Plaza Drive-In/Walk-Up movies are $5 at the door. Friday-Saturday outdoor movies are free.

In early July, tickets may be purchased in advance at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.

Free Movies and Concerts

  • There are no free movies or concerts planned for the 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival. They should return in 2021.

You read that right! We are offering a selection of free events during this year’s festival. They include free concerts and movies on an inflatable screen.

Group Sales

  • There are no group sales for the 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival. They should return for the 2021 Plaza Classic.

For groups requiring blocks of 15 or more seats, you can also contact The El Paso Community Foundation for assistance at (915) 533-4020 or by email at info@epcf.org

More Information

  • The 2020 Plaza Classic Film Festival will consist of nightly pop-up drive-in movies and several days of digital streaming content. Details will be announced soon. The information below is usually relevant, and should be again in 2021.

All film screenings are general admission seating. Doors will open 20-30 minutes before show time.

The Opening Night VIP Screening is by invitation-only, or by purchasing a Festival Pass. A small quantity of premium tickets may be made available once all Sponsors and Festival Pass holders are accommodated.

All outdoor concerts and films are free. No tickets or passes required.