Films
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My Neighbors The Yamadas

Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of the irresponsible, slovenly, and lazy Yamada family and their unassuming way of life.

SUNDAY, MAY 22 – TUESDAY, MAY 24
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The Meddler

The hilarious and moving dramedy The Meddler is a charming ode to the complicated, often comical, state of being known as “motherhood.”

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Tale of Tales

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from Matteo Garrone, the visionary director of Gomorrah.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the inspiring drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics.

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No one under 17 admitted

Belladonna of Sadness

A mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

now showing
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National Theatre Live

Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Tuesday, May 24
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ONE WEEK ENGAGEMENT!

Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s stunning, Academy Award-winning masterpiece Spirited Away helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

WEDS., MAY 25 – TUESDAY, MAY 31
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The Business of Amateurs

The first documentary that challenges the NCAA from the perspective of former student-athletes.

Weds., May 25
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Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story is recognized as Yasujirô Ozu’s masterpiece and among the greatest films ever made, having appeared three times on Sight and Sound’s once-a-decade list of the best films of all-time.

thursday, may 26
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With David Yetman in person!

In the Americas

In the Americas with David Yetman takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere.

thursday, may 26
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The Big Lebowski

A ridiculous case of mistaken identity embroils ultimate slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in a kidnapping case and throws him into the role of hapless detective.

Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30
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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.

Starts May 27
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Massacre at Central High

The new kid in town is ready to take on the school bullies at Central High, but things are about to get way out of hand in this grindhouse classic where the only lesson plan is “murder.”

Monday, May 30
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Castle in the Sky

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most stunningly beautiful, exciting, and infrequently screened films.

WEDS., JUNE 1 – SATURDAY, JUNE 4
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Female on the Beach

“He was the kind of man that her kind of woman can’t leave alone!”  It’s prime time for sand, surf and high camp shenanigans when Joan Crawford hits the water and becomes the Female on the Beach!

Thursday, June 2
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Men & Chicken

A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2
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John Carpenter’s The Thing

Horror legend John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic The Thing From Another World and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing.

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4
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First Friday Shorts

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

friday, june 3
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The Lobster

Colin Farrell stars in this deliciously dark comedy about a curious hotel where the residents are charged with finding a new mate within 45 days – under penalty of being turned into an animal should they fail.

Starts June 3
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Men & Chicken

A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will.

Starts June 3
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35mm film print!

Whisper of the Heart

A masterpiece about the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length feature by Hayao Miyazaki’s protégé Yoshifumi Kondo.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 – TUESDAY, JUNE 7
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Special National Animal Rights Day Screening!

Babe

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Babe is a charming, funny and inspirational ode to dreamers of any species!

Sunday, June 5
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The Children

Thanks to a toxic incident at a nuclear power plant, a school bus full of obnoxious children is transformed into a school bus full of obnoxious RADIOACTIVE ZOMBIES!

Monday, June 6
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The Secret World of Arrietty

The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique Studio Ghibli stamp.

WEDS., JUNE 8 – SATURDAY, JUNE 11
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With director & other guests in person!

The System Is Broken

Made in Tucson, The System Is Broken is not your typical political docudrama.

Wednesday, June 8
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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.

Starts June 8
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Sudden Fear

Film Noir meets High Melodrama when Joan Crawford falls in love with the sinister Jack Palance and experiences a nasty case of Sudden Fear!

Thursday, June 9
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The Idol

The incredible true story of Palestine’s first pop celebrity, Mohammed Assaf, and his stellar rise to fame following his stirring victory in the 201 season of “Arab Idol.”

Friday, June 10
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free admission!

Batteries Not Included

Loveable grandparents and tiny alien robots team up and cause trouble in this a delightful fantasy for the whole family, from producer Steven Spielberg.

Friday, June 10
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No One Under 18 will be admitted

Showgirls

Tawdry skin flick? Scathing social satire? Hilarious camp classic? How about all three?

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 & SATURDAY, JUNE 11
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The Idol

The incredible true story of Palestine’s first pop celebrity, Mohammed Assaf, and his stellar rise to fame following his stirring victory in the 201 season of “Arab Idol.”

Starts June 10
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70mm Showcase!

Tron

See Jeff Bridges trapped inside a computer in the groundbreaking 1982 special effects extravaganza Tron, presented on the big screen in glorious, mind-blowing 70mm!

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12
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free admission!

Batteries Not Included

Loveable grandparents and tiny alien robots team up and cause trouble in this a delightful fantasy for the whole family, from producer Steven Spielberg.

saturday, june 11
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Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – TUESDAY, JUNE 14
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The Baby

When is a baby not a baby?  When it’s a full-grown man in a diaper who sleeps in a crib and causes all sorts of horrifying hijinks, in this seriously demented shocker that could have only escaped from the 1970s!

Monday, June 13
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free admission!

Once Upon a Time in the West

Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone reimagined the American Western and produced one of the undisputable classics of the genre.

tuesday, june 14
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Porco Rosso

This relatively unsung treasure from Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure — a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky.

WEDS., JUNE 15 – SATURDAY, JUNE 18
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Time to Choose

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his latest film, Time to Choose.

Weds., June 15
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35mm Print!

Queen Bee

The ads for Queen Bee screamed “She’s so excitingly good … when she’s so wonderfully bad,” and there has perhaps never been more truth in the history of movie advertising.

 

Thursday, June 16
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The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama!

Stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic slaughterhouse you’ve ever seen!

Friday, June 17
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The Sandlot

An awkward young boy experiences a summer filled with baseball and wild adventures that might just make him the big man in his small town.

Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
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Dheepan

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Dheepan is a gripping immigrant drama from acclaimed filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet).

Starts June 17
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Weiner

Sexts, lies and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds.

Starts June 17
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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, june 18
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Pom Poko

In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 – TUESDAY, JUNE 21
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Special Father's Day Screening!

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Celebrate Father’s Day with action hero Indiana Jones and a thrilling 35th Anniversary presentation of one cinema’s greatest adventures, Raiders of the Lost Ark, on the big screen!

Sunday, June 19
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The Pit

They say a boy’s best friend is his mother, but sometimes a boy’s best friend is a stuffed teddy bear who urges him to become a murderous pervert … and what about those weird monsters living in a pit in the backyard?

Monday, June 20
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Filmmaker Jr. Summer Day Camp!

This one-week program teaches 8-11 year old campers the basic techniques of video production by creating stop motion animated short films.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 - FRIDAY, JUNE 24
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Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl.

WEDS., JUNE 22 – SATURDAY, JUNE 25
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Iggy Pop: Live in Basel!

Iggy Pop unleashes an incredible live show at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

WEDS., JUNE 22
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Johnny Guitar      

Joan Crawford saddles up and rides the range as a tough-talking, gun-toting saloon owner in director Nicholas Ray’s deliciously offbeat Western Melodrama extravaganza, Johnny Guitar!  

Thursday, June 23
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The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie plays a mysterious extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth and discovers what it means to be human in this stunning cult classic from director Nicolas Roeg.

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25
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Genius

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins (Colin Firth), literary editor at Scribner’s Sons, is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy  Pearce).

Starts June 24
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Dark Horse

This thrilling, inspirational documentary tells the story of a group of working-class friends in a small Welsh mining town who pool their modest resources and take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ by breeding themselves a racehorse.

STARTS JUNE 24
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The Room

A cinematic experience unlike anything you have ever seen – an electrifying, soul-searing explosion of love, passion, betrayal and lies. Following a live script reading with The Room star Greg Sestero.

Saturday, June 25
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Greg Sestero in person!

The Room Live Script Reading with Greg Sestero

Greg Sestero (“Oh, Hi Mark!”) is coming to The Loft Cinema to present a live reading of this first edition of Tommy’s screenplay!

Saturday, June 25
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From Up on Poppy Hill

In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, with period perfect pop music, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 – TUESDAY, JUNE 28
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35MM PRINT! FREE EVENT!

Tarzan and His Mate

The feature will be preceded by the outstanding presentation of Sharon McLeod’s “Nudism in a Nutshell: The History of Nudism in the United States.”

Sunday, June 26
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Junun

Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) travels to Rajasthan with his close friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, who performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Sunday, June 26
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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

When a murderous cult of corn-loving farm kids goes on the rampage, no adult and no trace of competent filmmaking will survive a yellow-tinged night of hot corny horror!

Monday, June 27
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Post-film Q&A with director Neil Norman!

The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard

Don’t miss this special screening of the acclaimed new rockumentary, The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard, featuring a post-film Q&A with director Neil Norman!

Tuesday, June 28
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ONE WEEK ENGAGEMENT!

My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time!

WEDS., JUNE 29 – TUESDAY, JULY 5
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Cemetery of Splendor

The wondrous new film by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) is set in and around a hospital ward full of soldiers stricken with a mysterious sleeping sickness.

Starts June 29
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford dukes it out with her on and off-screen rival Bette Davis in this hilarious, no-holds-barred shocker that takes the concept of sisterly love and throws it down the staircase!

Thursday, June 30
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Gurukulam

In vivid and sensuous detail, Gurukulam follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India.

Starts July 1
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Raiders!  The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

This is the true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made, an epic adventure story to rival any Hollywood blockbuster.

Starts July 1
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A Special 4th of July Screening!

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Acclaimed director Mervyn Leroy (Mister Roberts,  Quo Vadis) thrillingly details the top-secret World War II mission that sent America’s hopes soaring.

Monday, July 4
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Special 4th of July Screening!

Top Gun / 30th Anniversary!

Ride into the Danger Zone this 4th of July and celebrate your independence with Maverick, Goose and Iceman at a 30th Anniversary screening of the high-flying patriotic blockbuster, Top Gun!

Monday, July 4
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The Complete Studio Ghibli: A 22 Film Retrospective Tales-from-earthsea-movie-poster

Tales from Earthsea

Based on the classic fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea is the first feature directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki.

WEDS., JULY 6 – SATURDAY, JULY 9
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Yarn

Yarn is a vibrant documentary that follows top international artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into people’s lives in sensational new ways.

Wednesday, July 6
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The Land Before Time

This heartwarming Jurassic adventure follows an orphaned Brontosaurus named Littlefoot as he embarks on an exciting quest to find sanctuary in the lush, legendary Great Valley.

FRIDAY, JULY 8
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The Land Before Time

This heartwarming Jurassic adventure follows an orphaned Brontosaurus named Littlefoot as he embarks on an exciting quest to find sanctuary in the lush, legendary Great Valley.

Saturday, July 9
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Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation.

SUNDAY, JULY 10 – TUESDAY, JULY 12
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free admission! 35mm Print!

Fantastic Planet

French director and animator René Laloux’s landmark sci-fi adventure is a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind psychedelic masterpiece based on the book Om en Serie by Stefan Wul.

tuesday, july 12
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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Rarely has Miyazaki’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

WEDS., JULY 13 – SATURDAY, JULY 16
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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making.

Sunday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 19
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Ponyo

Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother.

Weds., July 20 - Saturday, July 23
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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
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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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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.

Starts July 29
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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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Free Admission!

Madagascar

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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Free Admission!

Madagascar

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