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The Little Prince (1974)

This charming musical fantasy brings to life the tales of “le petit prince,” who comes to Earth on an asteroid and tells wondrous tales of his journeys throughout the solar system.

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Greek filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) puts masculinity under the microscope in this hilarious and incisive study of the games men play.

Tuesday, July 26
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When Marnie Was There

Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.

Sunday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 26

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

That highly glamorous, hilariously self-indulgent duo, Edina and Patsy, are on the run and looking fabulous in the glitzy, gloriously over-the-top big screen version of the hit British TV series.

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In Wiener-Dog, celebrated filmmaker Todd Solondz continues his career-long journey into the depths of human dysfunction, casting new light on the grotesque suburban landscape through the eyes of man’s best friend.

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

A diverse group of musicians, artists and storytellers explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

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Last Cab to Darwin

Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is a stubborn seventy-year-old taxi driver who has never traveled anywhere outside his dusty outback hometown of Broken Hill, New South Wales.

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Love & Friendship

Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the comical machinations of a beautiful widow who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate.

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The Cat Returns

In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home.

Weds., July 27 - Saturday, July 30
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Based on the hit animated Cartoon Network series, this action-packed  big screen adaptation tells the wacky origin story of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.

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Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers hit the comedy jackpot with their second film, a certifiably bonkers live action cartoon about crime, redemption and questionable family planning.

Thursday, July 28
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Tales of the Night

An exciting and visionary animated adventure rendered in a gorgeous shadow puppet style, bursting with Day-Glo colors and kaleidoscopic patterns.

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Free admission!

Looney Tunes on the Big Screen!

Relive the Saturday mornings of yesteryear with your favorite Warner Brothers characters at our FREE Loft Kids Fest!

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Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright hit the rotting corpse on the head with this gross, hilarious and spot-on comedic update of the zombie genre.

Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush in the new film from the director of What We Do in the Shadows.

Starts July 29

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician Frank Zappa, whose music never became “popular,” but who had an enthusiastic worldwide following.

Starts July 29
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James and the Giant Peach

In this fantastical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, a British orphan discovers an enormous enchanted peach.

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The Wind Rises

In acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, Jiro  — inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni — dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes.

Sunday, July 31 - Tuesday, August 2
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Despicable Me

Vying for the title of “World’s Greatest Villain”, criminal mastermind Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) – armed his hilarious crew of mischievous minions – plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon!

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Fast Getaway II

“If They Can’t Be Good, They’d Better Be Fast!”  Former teen idol Corey Haim and butt-kicking action star Cynthia Rothrock form an unlikely ‘90s B-movie dream team in this dopey crime thriller (and comedy?) shot on the sun baked streets of Tucson!

Monday, August 1
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Free Screening for Loft Members!

Presenting Princess Shaw

This inspiring new documentary tells the true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world.

Tuesday, August 2
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Pokémon Party!

Catch Pokémon Go fever at The Loft Cinema’s first-ever Pokémon Party!

Weds., August 3
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The Last Metro

Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu star in one of Francois Truffaut’s most commercially successful films, a romantic and suspenseful drama focusing on a Parisian theatre troupe during the German occupation

Thurs., August 4
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First Friday Shorts

Red Meat’s Max Cannon hosts the biggest, baddest short film contest in town!

friday, aug. 5
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Original Theatrical Cut!

Ghost in the Shell

A milestone of animated cinema, Mamoru Oshii’s sci-fi masterpiece has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become one of the most revered anime features of all time.

Fri., August 5 & Sat., August 6

Phantom Boy

A stylishly animated noir caper from the Academy Award-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris.

Starts August 5

The Innocents

Based on an incredible true story, the latest film from acclaimed director Anne Fontaine is set in Poland at the end of World War II, where a young doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns facing an unprecedented crisis of faith.

Starts August 5
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The Lost World of Industrial Musicals!

Steve Young  (“Late Show with David Letterman,”  “The Simpsons”) presents rare and hilariously twisted films of corporate musical info-tainment from the golden age with live commentary!

Sat., August 6
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The Mini-Skirt Mob

“They’re Hog Straddling Female Animals on the Prowl!”  The insane, big-haired, skirt-wearing leader of an all-female Tucson biker gang unleashes a sadistic reign of tacky terror against the man who jilted her, proving hell hath no fury like a biker chick scorned!

Monday, August 8
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Under the Sun

Under the Sun follows the life of an ordinary (for North Korea) Pyongyang  family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean “Spartakiads.”

Tuesday, August 9
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Five Nights in Maine    

This exquisitely heartrending exploration of grief and compassion stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway) as two very different people linked by a devastating loss.

Weds., August 10
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35mm Print!


Roman Polanski’s chilling psychological suspense thriller starring Catherine Deneuve as a young woman spiraling into madness.

Thurs., August 11
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The Princess Bride

Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair. This is not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill fairy tale!

Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14
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Free Admission!


In the hilarious animated adventure Madagascar, a group of zoo animals leave their safe environment and learn that life in the wild can be full of surprises!

Friday, August 12
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Miss Sharon Jones!

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Shut Up and Sing) shines a powerful spotlight on the legendary, Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most tumultuous year of her life.

Starts August 12

New Restoration!

Multiple Maniacs

Restored!  Reviled!  Revolting! John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last.

Starts August 12

Our Little Sister

Acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest subtle and moving exploration of family ties centers on three twenty-something sisters who live together in their grandmother’s house.

Starts August 12
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Free Admission!


In the hilarious animated adventure Madagascar, a group of zoo animals leave their safe environment and learn that life in the wild can be full of surprises!

Sat., August 13
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Ghost Town

“The Good. The Bad. The Satanic.” A modern-day cop visits a spooky old ghost town (relax, it’s just Old Tucson Studios) to find a missing woman, and instead finds a whole lot of angry, undead ghosts.

Mon., August 15
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Free Admission! 35mm Print!

Monsoon Wedding

A stressed out father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner and relatives from around the world collide in the exuberant and bittersweet comedy from acclaimed director Mira Nair.

Tuesday, August 16
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Presented by The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Highlights from the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, focusing on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

weds., aug. 17
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Belle de Jour

In this boundary-pushing classic from legendary filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior, in one of the actress’s most iconic roles.

Thurs., August 18
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New Restoration!

Blood Simple

This razor-sharp modern film noir introduced the Coen brothers’ inimitable black humor and eccentric sense of character, a sensibility that has helped shape the course of contemporary American cinema.

Fri., August 19 & Sat., August 20
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The Sci-Fi Slumber Party!

Buckle up for 12 straight hours of intergalactic excitement at the Sci-Fi Slumber Party, featuring 7 sci-fi classics, vintage trailers and more!


Life, Animated

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate – by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.

Starts August 19

Little Men

Acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Forty Shades of Blue) returns to the big screen with this moving family drama brimming with his trademark humanism and insight.

Starts August 19
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, Aug. 20
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Wild Style

Wild Style, the first true hip-hop movie, is a thrilling snapshot of exploding creativity encompassing freestyling, scratching, breakdancing and graffiti in early 1980s New York.

Sunday, August 21
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World Gone Wild

“In the future, a world without rain, water or laws … These are the good guys.”  In the future, a time when Mad Max rip-offs will run rampant, the world is definitely going to go wild, especially when it’s a movie filmed in the dusty deserts of Tucson and Bisbee.

Mon., August 22
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The Witness

On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens. The New York Times published a front-page story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered from their windows – and did nothing to help.

Tuesday, August 23
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Microbe & Gasoline

The new film by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is a delightful tale of two misfit teenage boys taking a road trip in their house-on-wheels powered by a lawnmower motor.

Weds., August 24
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

An angelic young Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling, one-of-a-kind musical heart-tugger from French New Wave director Jacques Demy.

Thurs., August 25
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Free Outdoor Screening!

Finding Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a loner who worked as a nanny most of her life, and shot photos constantly everywhere she went, taking over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.

Friday, August 26
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An American Werewolf in London

This howlingly funny/scary horror classic from director John Landis (Animal House) feels just as clever and original as it did 35 years ago.

Fri., August 26 & Sat., August 27

Morris from America

A heartwarming coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin about a 13-year-old budding hip-hop star who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson, “The Office”), to Heidelberg, Germany.


Starts August 26

Don’t Think Twice

From acclaimed actor/director Mike Birbiglia and the creators of This American Life comes this funny and authentic look at the wild world of New York improv comedy.

Starts August 26
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70mm Print!

West Side Story

With just the right mix of flamboyant theatricality, thrilling beauty and gritty realism, Romeo meets Juliet – or rather, Tony meets Maria – on the streets and rooftops of New York.

Sat., August 27 & Sun., August 28
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The Wraith

“He’s Not From Around Here…”  The desert highways run yellow with low-budget cheesy by-product when The Wraith (featuring Charlie Sheen!) comes calling for revenge!

Mon., August 29
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Tri is an inspiring and emotionally-charged new drama set against the exciting backdrop of competitive Triathlons.

Tuesday, August 30
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Back to the Future

Fire up your Flux Capacitor and spend Labor Day Weekend going Back to the Future with Marty and Doc in one of the greatest sci-fi comedies of all-time!

Fri., September 2 - Mon., September 5

Mia Madre

A revisiting of the themes of life, cinema, family ties and guilt that drive much of his work, celebrated filmmaker Nanni Moretti’s (We Have a Pope) latest comedy/drama is a major return to form for the Italian director.

Starts September 2

Yoga Hosers

15-year-olds Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smartphones, their yoga classes and their fledgling rock band, but they hate their after school job at a Manitoban convenience store.

Starts September 2
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Free Admission!

The Parent Trap

Teen twins equal double trouble in Walt Disney’s fun-loving comedy classic, The Parent Trap, starring the one-and-only Hayley Mills!

Sat., September 10
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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, based on The Beatles’ early career (1962-1966) when they toured and captured the world’s acclaim.

Starts Sept. 16
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Free Outdoor Screening!


Depicting one man’s journey into a fantastical world of his own making, the acclaimed documentary Marwencol is a unique, humorous and inspiring celebration of the power of outsider art.

Fri., September 23
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Hotel Transylvania

It’s a comical monster mash when a gaggle of creepy creatures gather together for a weekend of spooky partying at Hotel Transylvania!

Sat., October 8