Original Star Wars movies head to Plaza Classic

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A galaxy far, far away comes to the world’s largest classic film festival when the original Star Wars trilogy shows at the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival this summer.

The ninth annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, which runs August 4-14, will bring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princes Leia to the Plaza Theatre’s big screen with showings of Star Wars (1977), officially titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and the sequels Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983).

It is the first time all three of director-creator George Lucas’ original Star Wars titles will be shown at the Plaza Classic Film Festival, which had two sell-out shows of the first Star Wars movie in 2009.

The El Paso Community Foundation and Plaza Classic Film Festival have worked every year to try to bring Star Wars back. This is the culmination of a lot of effort. The Force must be strong this year,” said Eric Pearson, President and CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation.

Tickets for the Star Wars movies will go on sale in early July with the rest of this year’s 90-movie Plaza Classic lineup. More titles will be announced later. Festival Passes — which include admission to all ticketed movies, an express admission lane and access to special events — are available for $200 at plazaclassic.com or by calling 915-533-4020.

 

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