The Plaza Classic Film Festival returns to the heart of downtown El Paso with fan favorites and plenty of free screenings, concerts, and events El Pasoans won't want to miss.

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We narrowed down all the free movies and events scheduled this year at the 15th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, the largest classic film festival in the world.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival returns to the heart of downtown El Paso with some stellar films and entertainment, some of which are free over two weeks, beginning July 28, 2022.

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This year the Plaza Classic Film Festival will feature over 100 classic films, including local flavor and special guests F. Murray Abraham and EGOT winner Rita Morena.

Apart from free movies and concerts, attendees can enjoy free film lectures before selected movie screenings and a free filmmaker's brunch.

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Fans can drop in for screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Prince: Sign of The Times (1987), Dirty Dancing (1987), and more.

Plus, take in the free concerts featuring local artists such as Talia Leilani, Emily Davis, Twisted Hams, and many more.

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Plan your classic movie experience this summer at the 15th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, and get your tickets before they sell out.

For the complete schedule, tickets, and more information, visit plazaclassic.com.

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Plaza Classic Film Festival 2022 Free Movies, Film Lectures & Concert Schedule

Thursday - July 28, 2022

  • Pink Panther Cartoons at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall from 11 a.m. to noon.

Friday - July 29, 2022

  • Outdoor Concert: Sha'Vonne on Oregon Street from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Film: Prince: Sign' O' the Times (1987) on Oregon Street from 9:00-10:30 p.m.

Saturday - July 30, 2022

  • The Idle Class featuring (Charlie Chaplin, 1921) and Scram! (Laurel and Hardy, 1932) at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • Six Silent Shorts by Alice Guy-Blache (1902-1912) at the El Paso Museum of Art from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Book Signing: Danger on the Silver Screen with author Scott McGee in the Foundation Room (Charge for books) from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2020) at the El Paso Museum of Art from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Encanto Film Lecture in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Concert: Emily Davis and the Murder Police on Oregon Street from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Oregon Street from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday - July 31, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Scarface at the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday - August 1, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Sleepless in Seattle in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday - August 2, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Bonnie and Clyde in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - August 3, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Thelma & Louise in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday - August 4, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Local Flavor in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday - August 5, 2022

  • Film Lecture: Amadeus in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Concert: Twisted Hams on Oregon Street from 7:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Film: Dirty Dancing (1987) on Oregon Street from 9 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Saturday - August 6, 2022

  • Plaza Days: With Walt Strony The Scarecrow (Buster Keaton, 1920) The Electric House (Buster Keaton, 1922) at the Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Silent, 1926) at the El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • The Blot (Silent,1921) at the El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Film Lecture: The Lion King in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Concert: Talia Leilani on Oregon Street from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Film: Little Shop of Horrors (1986) on Oregon Street from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday - August 7, 2022

  • Filmmaker's Brunch: Screenwriting Competition Winner Table Read Foundation Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Film Lecture: Superman in the Philanthropy Theatre from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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