Plaza Classic Film Festival
July 29, 2021 to August 8, 2021
El Paso, TX
About the Event:
The Plaza Classic Film Festival — which goes into its 14th year July 29-August 8, 2021 — was started by the El Paso Community Foundation in 2008 as a special project to bring movies back to the historic Plaza Theatre. This year’s Plaza Classic will be more traditional, but with COVID safety protocols in place, such as mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, disinfecting, and seating capacity limits, including assigned “pod” seating to ensure physical distancing. Seating capacity limits will necessitate the move from the Plaza Classic’s secondary venue, the Philanthropy Theatre, to the Abraham Chavez Theatre nearby. The same safety measures will be in use at the Chavez Theatre.
The Plaza Classic Film Festival also has become a major showcase for regional filmmakers through its Local Flavor series, sponsored by the Texas Film Commission. It screens features, shorts, documentaries and other projects, and its audience has tripled in recent years. Last year, Local Flavor handed out $1,750 in cash prizes to local filmmakers in the third annual Local Flavor Awards, sponsored bythe Public Relations Association of the Southwest.Back to the event calendar