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First Friday Shorts

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

friday, july 3
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American Psycho

A terrifying and darkly humorous satire of the status-mad culture of the 1980s, featuring a mesmerizing performance by Christian Bale.

FRIDAY, JULY 3 & SATURDAY, JULY 4
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Live Skype with Adam Scott!

The Overnight

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

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The Audience

Captured live on stage in London’s West End in 2013, The Audience, starring 2015 Tony Award-winner Helen Mirren, returns to cinemas by popular demand!

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The Wolfpack

Locked away from society, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch and spend their childhood re-enacting their favorites using elaborate homemade props and costumes.

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A Little Chaos

Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet plays a revolutionary landscape designer commissioned to construct King Louis XIV’s garden at Versailles in actor/director Alan Rickman’s sumptuous historical drama, A Little Chaos.

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

From master Swedish director Roy Andersson comes this utterly unique existential comedy, winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.

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Jurassic Park

Take a walk in the park this 4th of July and scare yourself silly with one of the biggest and baddest summer blockbusters of all-time!

SATURDAY, JULY 4
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The Spirit of St. Louis

Join Tucson’s-own Charles Heller of Liberty Watch Radio and Emil Franzi of Inside Track for a special Independence Day screening of Billy Wilder’s 1957 classic!

SATURDAY, JULY 4
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Rocky IV

This 4th of July, you’ll have the Eye of the Tiger when you proclaim your Independence and climb into the ring with Sylvester Stallone as he fights for freedom, crushes the Soviet Union and tangles with that evil slab of red muscle known as Ivan Drago.

saturday, july 4
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Man and Superman

Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

starts july 5
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Planet of Dinosaurs

A spaceship full of ‘70s swingers crash lands on a mysterious planet inhabited by cranky stop-motion dinosaurs.

MONDAY, JULY 6
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What About Bob?

In this wildly funny and highly underrated comedy Bill Murray plays Bob, an overwhelmingly neurotic and reclusive psychiatric patient who becomes obsessed with his new analyst.

WEDS., JULY 8
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Boulevard

Boulevard, a subtle and moving drama starting Oscar-winner Robin Williams in his final screen role, follows a longtime devoted husband and dutiful bank employee who finally begins to confront his own secrets.

THURSDAY, JULY 9
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35MM PRINT!

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, JULY 10 - SUNDAY, JULY 12
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PlantPure Nation

The new film from the producer and writer of the hit documentary Forks Over Knives, PlantPure Nation answers the question people ask when informed of the greatest health truth ever: “Why haven’t I heard this before?”

starts july 10
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The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

Free outdoor interactive screening at Trail Dust Town!

friday, july 10
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Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

starts july 10
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We Are Still Here

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.

starts july 10
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The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

A totally “gonzo” interactive screening of the one-and-only original Muppet Movie, featuring onscreen lyrics to all the film’s classic songs!

saturday, july 11
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The Land Unknown

An Antarctic expedition comprised of three square-jawed he-men and one sexy female journalist stumbles across a lost colony of prehistoric beasties and carnivorous plants.

MONDAY, JULY 13
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Watership Down

Faithfully recreating the darkness, violence and political insight of Richard Adams’ cultishly-adored 1972 novel, Watership Down brought a rarely seen maturity and sophistication to the animated genre.

TUESDAY, JULY 14
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Lost in Translation

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation is a dreamy, seductive valentine to close friendships and to the city of Tokyo.

WEDS., JULY 15
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Kindness is Contagious

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary about being nice and the benefits of being nice.

THURSDAY, JULY 16
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They Live

An anti-establishment, media-paranoid classic that will open your eyes to the terrifying truth about bubblegum, billboards and little old ladies.

FRIDAY, JULY 17 & SATURDAY, JULY 18
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Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off at Trail Dust Town!

To celebrate the kick-off of the 2015 Loft Kids Fest, Trail Dust Town will have free festivities, live music, games and more on Friday, July 17 starting at 5:30pm!

friday, july 17
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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes, starring two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellan, is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.

starts july 17
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Aloft

Artful and enigmatic, this first English language feature from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) brings a ravishing dream to the screen.

STARTS JULY 17
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 37 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, july 18
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

SATURDAY, JULY 18
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THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE

Trouble is afloat in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom in this hilarious big-screen adventure based on the popular animated TV series.

SUNDAY, JULY 19
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Flash Gordon

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

SUNDAY, JULY 19
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BEARS

This live-action treat from Disneynature showcases a year in the life of a real bear family.

MONDAY, JULY 20
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Carnosaur 2

A gory, Roger Corman-produced monster mash which manages to simultaneously rip-off both Jurassic Park and Aliens.

MONDAY, JULY 20
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CHICKEN RUN

From Aardman Studios comes this wonderfully “egg-citing” Claymation action/comedy in which the chickens will have their day!

TUESDAY, JULY 21
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Horror of Dracula

Celebrate the life of the late, great Christopher Lee at this special screening of the blood-curdling 1958 Hammer horror classic that put the beloved genre icon into the Dracula cape for the very first time!

TUESDAY, JULY 21
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35mm Print!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic is a wildly original, wonderfully odd underwater comedy/adventure with a melancholy edge.

WEDS., JULY 22
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HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS

An incredible shrinking ray leads to big fun in this wild fantasy/comedy from Walt Disney Studios!

WEDS., JULY 22
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THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

The Triplets of Belleville is a wildly inventive and highly original animated adventure from France.

THURSDAY, JULY 23
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Looney Tunes on the Big Screen!

Relive the Saturday mornings of yesteryear with your favorite Warner Brothers characters!

FRIDAY, JULY 24
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

A flamboyant comedy guaranteed to change the way you think, the way you feel, and most importantly… the way you dress.

FRIDAY, JULY 24 & SATURDAY, JULY 25
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Gemma Bovery

A vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary. This screening is free for Loft Cinema members and open to the public at regular admission prices. Not a member yet? Sign up here.

friday, july 24
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Gemma Bovery

This clever adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel Gemma Bovery is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

starts july 24
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Jellyfish Eyes

The directorial debut from acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes is a must-see for film lovers of all ages.

STARTS JULY 24
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THE MARY POPPINS SING-A-LONG!

Join Julie Andrews as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, the singing, flying, fun-loving nanny who turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure!

SATURDAY, JULY 25
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To Kill a Mockingbird

A poignant story that has become an iconic part of American culture, telling an enduring, ever-relevant tale of racism, integrity and the fight for justice against overwhelming odds.

saturday, july 25
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The Goonies

The Goonies is a rip-roaring, rollercoaster ride of movie that delivers the fun no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

SUNDAY, JULY 26
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At the Earth’s Core

Murderous monsters, scantily clad prehistoric playmates and telepathic pterodactyls reign supreme in this very rubbery and wonderfully kooky adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy novel.

MONDAY, JULY 27
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With director Mike Dion in person!

Inspired to Ride

On June 7, 2014, 45 cyclists set out on the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race. Their mission is to cover 4,233 miles in one enormous stage race, traversing ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions.

tuesday, july 28
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Ghostbusters

Get set to get slimed with one of the biggest, best and most Bill Murray-esque supernatural comedies of all time, back on the big screen!

WEDS., JULY 29
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Free Admission!

MICRO-MURRAY ART SHOW

The Loft Cinema is now accepting submissions to our one-night only, Micro-Murray Art Show featuring all things Murray.

WEDS., JULY 29
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Even Though the Whole World is Burning

A documentary on the life and work of Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer winner, and environmental activist W.S. Merwin.

WEDS., JULY 29
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The Dark Crystal

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

FRIDAY, JULY 31 & SATURDAY, AUG. 1
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Batkid Begins

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish, and an unprecedented phenomenon is born.

starts july 31
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The Stanford Prison Experiment

An intense, visceral and eye-opening drama about the dangers of power that plays to both chilling and exhilarating effect.

STARTS JULY 31
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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Join us for a special screening featuring an introduction by Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona.

saturday, aug. 1
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Free outdoor screening atTrail Dust Town of this hilarious animated adventure!

friday, aug. 7
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A LEGO Brickumentary

A LEGO Brickumentary takes us on a journey through the LEGO universe like we’ve never seen before.

STARTS AUGUST 7
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Irrational Man

Woody Allen’s Irrational Man is dark comedy about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

STARTS AUGUST 7
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood and a brainy weathergirl attempt to discover why the rain has stopped, and food is falling in its place.

saturday, aug. 8
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Hiroshima Mon Amour

An intoxicating cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature film from legendary director Alain Resnais is one of the most influential art films of all time.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
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Everyman

BAFTA-winner and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays.

starts 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., august 19
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Cowabunga, dude! The world’s most beloved sewer-dwelling, kung fu-fighting reptiles are on the loose and hungry for pizza!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

starts sept. 13
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The Frozen Sing-A-Long!

Get ready to “Let it Go” at this very special interactive sing-a-long screening of Disney’s beloved musical!

SATURDAY, OCT. 3 & SUNDAY, OCT. 4
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A delightful claymation comedy/adventure filled with fun, scares and endless imagination.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

A hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure about a clever, quick and exceptionally well-dressed fox with a hunger for adventure.

saturday, november 14
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Hamlet

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

starts nov. 15