Back to the Future & American Graffiti Added to This Year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival Lineup
The El Paso Plaza Classic Film Festival has added two summer blockbusters for this year’s lineup, including Back to the Future and American Graffiti.
Returning August 6-16th to downtown El Paso, the Plaza Classic Film Festival will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ sci-fi comedy Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd and George Lucas’ 1973 comedy-drama American Graffiti, starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams and Harrison Ford.
Also scheduled to show at the Plaza Classic Film Festival this year:
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Featuring Norman Jewison’s racially tense Southern murder mystery and five-time Oscar winner starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
William Wyler’s stirring drama about three soldiers’ struggles to adjust to civilian life won seven Academy Awards.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
The controversial Best Picture winner stars Jon Voight as a male prostitute and Dustin Hoffman as a con man who meet up on the streets of New York City.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
This was Bruce Lee’s last movie and is considered one of the best martial arts films ever made.
James Stewart stars in this Alfred Hitchcock film noir about a pair of friends who try to get away with the “perfect murder.”
Red River (1948)
John Wayne stars in this Howard Hawks Western about a rancher who feuds with his adopted son (Montgomery Clift) on the Chisholm Trail.
The Stranger (1946)
The PCFF honors Orson Welles’ centenary with this film noir he directed and starred in as a Nazi fugitive hiding in New England.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter takes on a giant snake in the second installment of the series based on J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular books.
Other film titles previously announced include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Help!, The King and I, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Mark of Zorro (1920 silent), Hondo, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Bicycle Thief, Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Plaza Classic Film Festival will take place Aug. 6-16, 2015 in and around the historic Plaza Theatre. Tickets for the Plaza Classic Film Festival go on sale in early July. Festival passes are $200 and include admission to all ticketed events, an express lane and other perks. Plaza Classic Film Club passes, for teenagers 14 to 18, are $100. They are available at 915-533-4020 and plazaclassic.com.