UTEP's Friday Night Flick movie series continues this Friday, Feb. 16, with a low-priced screening of the animated movie, Coco.

Based on the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead, Coco is the story of a little boy named Miguel "who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.”

Released in 2017, the critically acclaimed film is already considered one of the best animated movies of all-time. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature last year and is one of this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature Film.

And did you know two former El Pasoans are featured in the movie?

Lombardo Boyar and Octavio Solis -- both Riverside High grads -- have speaking parts in the flick. Boyar voices a mariachi singer as well as the role of "Gustavo," and Solis is the voice of the “arrival agent”. He also served as a cultural consultant on the movie.

Tickets are $2 for UTEP students, faculty, staff and alumni (with valid miner gold card), $3 for the rest of us and can be purchased at any UTEP Ticket Center location.

Movie Time

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the movie starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Cinema, located on the first floor of UTEP’s Union Building East.


Soft drinks and snacks will be available at the concession stand for a few bucks, including a $5 hotdog, popcorn and drink Movie Combo. Outside food and drink is not allowed.


Parking at the UTEP Sun Bowl Parking Garage or S-1 parking lot is free. The parking garage is located near the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and University Avenue next to the University Book Store. The S-1 parking lot is at the corner of Schuster Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Click HERE for visuals and map.