Plaza Classic Prepares for Summer Return of Outdoor Movie Events
Outdoor movies will be part of the Plaza Classic Film Festival again this summer with the return of Plaza Outdoor and the Mills Plaza Drive-in.
The alfresco events will take place on Oregon Street and on the 9th floor of the Mills parking garage.
Movie selections between the two will include Dirty Dancing, Clueless, and the cult classic and El Paso favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show which will return to Plaza Outdoor for the 14th year.
2022 Plaza Outdoor
On successive Friday and Saturday nights beginning July 29 a free movie will be screened at the intersection of Mills and Oregon Street, just down the street from the Plaza Theatre.
As has become custom, a performance by one of our many talented local bands will precede each movie.
The movies will all start at 9 p.m. with the local musical flavor getting underway at 7:30 p.m. This year’s Plaza Classic theme is women filmmakers, so all four of the artists are female solo artists or female-fronted bands.
Friday, July 29
Movie: Prince: Sign ‘O’ the Times
Saturday, July 30
Band: Emily Davis and the Murder Police
Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, Aug. 5
Band: Twisted Hams
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Saturday, Aug. 6
Band: Talia Leilani
Movie: Little Shop of Horrors
2022 Mills Plaza Drive-In/Walk-Up
The drive-in/walk-up movies will take place at the top floor of the Mills Plaza Parking Garage (the one with the Chase Bank logo on it). As the event's title states, you drive into the parking garage then walk up to the top floor to watch the movie. Unlike Plaza Outdoor, the parking garage movies are not free, but at $5 per movie are definitely affordable. door.
• Wayne’s World - Thursday, July 28, 9 p.m.
• Clueless - Thursday, August 4, 9 p.m.
Plaza Classic Film Festival
The Plaza Classic Film Festival, which is in its 15th year, takes place July 28-August 7, 2022 in and around the Plaza Theatre. More than 90 movies will be screened during its almost two-week run.