I love classic movies and unfortunately the ones I grew up on in the 80s have now become classified as classic films. A movie that was a huge hit in 1987, La Bamba, is going to hit the big screen again in El Paso. The movie is being released by Turner Classic Movies in conjunction with Fathom Events. TCM often re-releases amazing movies that so many of us had seen when we were kids but our kids have only seen on tv.

La Bamba is the story of Ricardo Valenzuela who became a successful musician in the 1950s under the name Ritchie Valens. He came from a family of migrant workers, but his take on rock and roll music with a Latin flair shot his songs La Bamba, Donna, and Come On Let's Go to the top of the charts. The movie doesn't only tell the story of Valens' music, it also tells the story of his family life and his relationship with his girlfriend, Donna.

La Bamba is not only an 80s classic, it is also in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The film was inducted in 2017 along with 24 other motion pictures in the annual selection films that the Library of Congress calls "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Because of that designation, La Bamba is a film that will be restored and preserved in the Library forever.

If you would like to see La Bamba, get your tickets by clicking here. It's a great movie and one that really should be seen in theaters.

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Cinemark 20 & XD
11855 Gateway Boulevard West

Cinemark Montana
12700 Montana Avenue

Cinemark West & XD
7440 Remcon Circle

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Cinemark 20 & XD
11855 Gateway Boulevard West

Cinemark Montana
12700 Montana Avenue

Cinemark West & XD
7440 Remcon Circle

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