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Which Plaza Classic films should you check out?

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Not sure which Plaza Classic Film Fest movies you want to see? We’ve separated them by genre in chronological order starting with Friday’s screenings (Aug. 5). From local films, to cult classics, to kid-friendly flicks to documentaries, we’ve streamlined the movie-picking process for you. Click on the movie title to get a brief description of the film from PlazaClassic.com. Films marked with an asterisk (*) are foreign films with subtitles. 

Horror/Suspense flicks:

 

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Frankenstein (1931), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Dracula (1931), 3 p.m. Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Night of the Living Dead (1990), 10:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Sunday, Aug. 7:

The Phantom of the Opera (1925), 4 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

Rosemary's Baby (1968), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Friday, Aug. 12:

Gremlins (1984), 3:330, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

The Fly (1958), 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

An American Werewolf in London (1981), 10:30, Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

The Uninvited (1944), 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), 4 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8


 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action flicks:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), 2 p.m., El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Sunday, Aug. 7:

Yojimbo (1961), 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

Time Bandits (1981), 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Thursday, Aug. 11:

Beetlejuice (1988), 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Friday, Aug. 12:

The Last Starfighter (1984), 1p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 14:

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8


 

Cult Classics:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), 9 p.m., Oregon Street (across from San Jacinto Plaza), read about the concert preceding the show here, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 6:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), 9 p.m., Oregon Street (across from San Jacinto Plaza), read about the concert preceding the show here, FREE

Monday, Aug. 8

Hairspray (1988), 7 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 13:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), 9 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Sunday, Aug. 14:

Eraserhead (1977), 2 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE


 

Documentaries:

 

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991), 12:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

The Mystery of Picasso (1956) *, 1 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE

By the River (2016), 7 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Children of Giant (2015), 2 p.m., El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984), 2 p.m., El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999), El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Thursday, Aug. 11:

Wild Man Blues (1997), 2 p.m., El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Buena Vista Social Club (1999), 9:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Sunday, Aug. 14:

Primary (1960), 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4


 

Comedies:

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Monkey Business (1931), 11 a.m. Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Sunday, Aug. 7:

El Padrecito (1964) * , 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

The Apartment (1960), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

The Geisha Boy (1958), 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Thursday, Aug. 11:

Raising Arizona (1987), 9 p.m., Mills Plaza Parking Garage, $5 (plus parking)

Friday, Aug. 12:

Car Wash (1976), 9 p.m., Oregon Street (across from San Jacinto Plaza), read about the concert preceding the show here, FREE

Bob Roberts (1992), 9:30, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Midnight in Paris (2011), 1 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Young Frankenstein (1974, 6:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8


 

Dramas:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Night of the Hunter (1955, film noir), 7:30, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Amores Perros (2000) *, 9:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Surviving Picasso (1996), 3 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE

Giant (1956), 6 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $10

Lost in Translation (2003), 10 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Sunday, Aug. 7:

Orpheus (1950) * , 2 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE

Marty (1955), 4 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

Gentleman's Agreement (1947), 4 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Pather Panchali (1955) * , 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

Pride and Prejudice (1940), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), 4 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Thursday, Aug. 11:

Inherit the Wind (1960), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Gilda (1946, film noir), 4 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Rocky (1976), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Belle de Jour (1967) * , 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Friday, Aug. 12:

The Brave One (1956), 2 p.m., El Paso Public Library Auditorium, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Cool Hand Luke (1967), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

The Exterminating Angel (1962) * , 3 p.m., El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, FREE

The Best Man (1964), 3:30, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Sunday, Aug. 14:

My Life as a Dog (1985) * , 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4


 

Films on Politics and War:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; comedy/drama), 3:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Twelve O'Clock High (1949), 2:30, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Sunday, Aug. 7:

The Manchurian Candidate (1962), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Apocalypse Now (1979), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Saturday, Aug. 13:

The Last Hurrah (1958), 7 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 14:

The Candidate (1972), 12:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall $6


 

Westerns:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Love Me Tender (1956), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Friday, Aug. 12:

Wells Fargo (1937), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Stagecoach (1939), 3:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6


 

Musicals:

 

Monday, Aug. 8:

Show Boat (1936), 1 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

High Society (1956), 3:30 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

Gigi (1958), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Friday, Aug. 12:

The Music Man (1962), 7 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $8

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Mamma Mia! (2008), 9 p.m., Oregon Street (across from San Jacinto Plaza), read about the concert preceding the show here, FREE

Sunday, Aug. 14:

Funny Girl (1968), 3 p.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6


 

Local films:

 

Saturday, Aug. 6:

The Good, The Bad, The Indie Vol. 12 (short film showcase), Foundation Room, FREE

Sunday, Aug. 7:

Song of the Starslayer (fantasy), 2 p.m., Foundation Room, FREE

Friday, Aug. 12:

Local Flavor: Shorts 1, 8 p.m., Foundation Room, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Yochi (drama), 4 p.m., Foundation Room, $10 (fundraiser)

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Local Flavor: Shorts 2, 8 p.m., Foundation Room, FREE

Sunday, Aug. 14:

Local Flavor: Plaza Classic Film Camp shorts, 2 p.m. Foundation Room, FREE


 

Kid-friendly flicks:

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

The Goonies (1985 ), 1 p.m. Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Spy Kids (2001), Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Monday, Aug. 8:

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), 1 p.m. Philanthropy Theatre, $4

James and the Giant Peach (1996), 3 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

Casper (1995), 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Jungle Book (1942), 3:30, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Thursday, Aug. 11:

Plaza Days, a showcase of Duck Dodgers and the 24-1/2th Century (1953), Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944) and The Big Snooze (1946), 11 a.m., Kidd Performance Hall, FREE

Beethoven (1992), 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Old Yeller (1957), 11 a.m., Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, $6

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