EL PASO, Texas - Holiday movies are back at the Plaza Theatre!
As part of El Paso Live's "Winterfest" the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival is back, this time with some of your favorite holiday movies.
Showings begin next Friday, December 16th, with "A Christmas Story" and wrap up Sunday, December 18th, with "The Santa Clause."
Tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the Plaza Theatre or online at ticketmaster.com. For more information you can call (915) 231-1100.
Schedule for December 16th:
1 p.m. — A Christmas Story (1983)
Young Ralphie Parker wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but no one, not even the department store Santa, thinks that’s a good idea (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”) in this nostalgic holiday comedy based largely on humorist Jean Shepherd’s In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.
3:30 p.m. — Home Alone (1990)
Kevin McAllister, 8, thinks it’s great his family accidentally left him home alone when they jetted off to Paris for Christmas, until a couple of burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) show up. The ever resourceful Kevin (Macauley Culkin) manages to fight them off and appreciate the family he took for granted in this John Hughes comedy.
7 p.m. — It’s a Wonderful Life (70th anniversary) (1946)
In this beloved holiday classic from director Frank Capra, which was not a hit when it was released 70 years ago, James Stewart is at his everyman best as George Bailey, who considers ending it all when a serious mistake almost ruins him. A bumbling guardian angel, George’s loving family and the whole town come to his rescue.
Schedule for December 18th:
1 p.m. — The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Charles Dickens’ 19th century cautionary tale about miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his miraculous, overnight transformation gets the Muppet touch in this family comedy-fantasy featuring human Michael Caine and Muppets Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Rizzo the Rat.
3:30 p.m. — White Christmas (1954)
Irving Berlin wrote the iconic theme White Christmas and all of the other songs in this lush holiday musical staple from director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca). Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play Army buddies-turned-Broadway song-and-dance men who fall for a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and join forces to save a favorite Army general’s struggling Vermont inn.
6 p.m. — The Santa Clause (1994)
Smart aleck Tim Allen plays divorcee Scott Calvin, who takes over when Kris Kringle falls off his roof. Scott, his ex, Laura, and her psychiatrist husband Neal struggle to accept the transformation that takes place. Scott and Laura’s son Charlie does not in this Christmas comedy/fantasy.