Friday, December 27, 2013

Best of 2013: A Dream Vacation for Classic Film Fans

Another of our favorite posts--and favorite adventures--of 2013!


Interior of the fully restored Plaza
Theatre in downtown El Paso
Every year, film lovers in the know head to El Paso for the largest (and probably the best!) Classic Film Festival anywhere, its home base the lovingly restored Plaza Theatre.  This 1930 theatre (Wurlitzer organ and all!) offers a step into the past for film buffs.  Full screen showings of some true classics.  Meet and greet opportunities with stars.  Great, great fun.

What's showing?  Old classics like The Graduate,  Fahrenheit 451, The Third Man, West Side Story and It Came From Outer Space!  And new classics like Far Marfa!  Here's a link to the schedule
Watch new and old cinema classics
at the Festival!
El Paso's lovely Union Station
Inside El Paso's train station
May we suggest a true adventure?!?  Take a COMPLETE step into the past by arriving at the festival by TRAIN!  El Paso's station is just blocks from the Plaza Theatre...and the city is on Amtrak's Sunset Limited Line. Get on the train in Alpine, San Antonio, New Orleans, Tucson or Los Angeles to get to the cars needed! link to the festival's website for more information!
Once you arrive, you'll be in the center of downtown's museum cultural "campus" with plenty of lodging and dining opportunities!  Here's a
Lodging and dining opportunities just
steps from the Plaza Theatre!

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