On the lawn, in the park, and at the plaza; movie aficionados who like their movies under the stars have several options this weekend.

Here’s where to pack a picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs, and hang with family and friends in the glow of an inflatable movie screen while enjoying a free outdoor flick this Friday and Saturday.

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University of Texas El Paso

Friday • July 29

"Movies on the Lawn" concludes with “In the Heights” and you don’t have to be a UTEP student to attend; the event is free and open to the public.

The musical drama based on the stage musical of the same name will be shown in the beautiful Centennial Plaza in the middle of the campus. Blankets, chairs, and your own snacks are welcome, but alcohol, glass containers are pets are not allowed. Showtime is around 8:30 p.m.

Emerald Sands Park - Northwest El Paso

Friday • July 29

Hunt Communities is hosting a free showing of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" at Emerald Sands Park in Mission Ridge. Bring your own chair or blanket. Food trucks will be on site. The movie begins at 8 p.m.


Friday • July 29
Saturday • July 30

The Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Plaza Outdoor series is back with a weekend of free movies just down the street from the Plaza Theatre.

As has become tradition, a performance by one of our many talented local bands will precede the movie. The movies start at 9 p.m. with the local musical flavor getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29

Band: Sha’Vonne
Movie: Prince: Sign ‘O’ the Times

Saturday, July 30

Band: Emily Davis and the Murder Police
Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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