The Plaza Classic Film Festival just released the movie schedule and pop-up locations that begin July 30 through August 9, 2020, across the city of El Paso.

The 13th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival will be on tour across El Paso with a modified pop-up drive-in movie-style version of the festival due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.

This year the El Paso Community Foundation will be hosting a hybrid festival of the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival will debut 11 consecutive nights of pop-up drive-in movies at various locations around the city along with 5 days of digitally streamed films online.

Plaza Classic Film Festival Movie Schedule & Pop-Up Locations

Thursday, July 30

  • The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (the sing-along version) at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

Friday, July 31

  • Jaws and Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde campus

Saturday, August 1

  • Smokey and the Bandit and the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde campus

Sunday, August 2

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds at Camp Cohen Water Park (formerly Cohen Stadium)

Monday, August 3

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at Camp Cohen Water Park (formerly Cohen Stadium)

Tuesday, August 4

  • Jurassic Park August 4 at the El Paso County Coliseum

Wednesday, August 5

  • Selena at the El Paso County Coliseum

Thursday, August 6

  • Godzilla, King of The Monsters! at The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

Friday, August 7

  • Young Frankenstein and Frankenstein at The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

The tour closes with the Plaza Classic Film Festival's 12th annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, on a double bill with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on Saturday, August 8, and Casablanca on August 9 at the El Paso International Airport’s newly christened Hangar 7 Studios.

On Sundays through Thursdays during the movie festival features will be preceded by Laurel and Hardy shorts, Three Stooges shorts, or Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons.


  • Admission begins at 7:30 p.m. Movies start at 8:30 p.m.
  • Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Mask-wearing attendants will park vehicles (cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs only)
  • Sound will be broadcast via low-power FM radio - The frequency will be announced on the screen at each show


Safety Precautions

  • Social distancing measures will be enforced
  • Vehicles will be spaced apart in a checkerboard pattern
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to stay in their vehicles
  • Attendees are welcome to bring food and beverages
  • Concessions will not be available at most locations
  • Portable restrooms will be available at each location


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