Plaza Classic Film Festival wraps up

Plaza Classic Film Festival wraps up
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 10:45pm

Sunday was the last day of the Plaza Classic Film Festival after showing more than 80 films during the 11-day event.

While official tickets sales are not yet available, organizers said they are on par with last year's festival.

"To have that here in El Paso it's awesome," said movie fan Isabel Robles.

Robles said the theater's history adds to the movie experience.

She and her son both said they were transformed into another era when they stepped into the Plaza.

"It's old world and that just brings back so much," Robles said.

President & CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation Eric Pearson said the history of the theatre combined with old films makes the world's largest film festival one of a kind.

"It's true time travel is possible when you go to a 1927 movie in a 1930 theater," Pearson said.

Pearson said the festival also allows people to interact with stars and feel a stronger connection to their favorite films.

"The whole point of the the film festival, it's not just to show a film but it's to provide context to those movies," Pearson said.

He added they are already planning next years festival and more interactive activities will be planned.

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