Each Festival Pass is $200.00 and includes admission to ALL Plaza Classic Film Festival films, a chance to jump the line, make advance reservations for Philanthropy Theatre events, attend special events when possible and enjoy discounts at the nearby Starbucks (25% off) and the Camino Real Hotel’s La Huerta and Dome restaurants and Dome Bar (15% off).
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.
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 of “The Seven Year Itch” at 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
All Philanthropy Theatre movies are $4. The Mills Plaza Drive-In/Walk-Up movies are $5 at the door.
In early July, tickets may be purchased in advance at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.
You read that right! We are offering a selection of free events during this year’s festival. They include free concerts and movies on Mills Street, between the Plaza Hotel and Mills Building (The Who: The Kids Are Alright, Aug. 8; the sixth annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Aug. 9; Purple Rain, Aug. 15; and Grease, Aug. 16). We also will show six free movies at the El Paso Museum of Art (Ice Age and Arctic Tale, Aug. 9; An Inconvenient Truth, Aug. 10; FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Ice Age: Meltdown, Aug. 16; and Whale Rider, Aug. 17).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in Arts Festival Plaza are free. No tickets or passes required.