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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.

now showing
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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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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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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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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain.

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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The Horror of Party Beach

All the local teens are surfing and screaming when a bunch of radioactive fish monsters hit the beach in this cheezy bad movie classic set to a totally boss surf rock beat!

 

MONDAY, AUG. 3
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The Yes Men Are Revolting

Fans of comic documentaries can rejoice. If you’ve never heard of the Yes Men, you’re in for a treat; if you’ve followed their antics in earlier films, you’ll delight in a new barrage.

tuesday, aug. 4
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I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley reveals the hilarious and heartbreaking real-life story of the colorfully over-the-top performer who helped change the world of comedy.

WEDS., AUG. 5
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The Big City

Made after the smashing success of his acclaimed Apu Trilogy, The Big City marked the great Satyajit Ray’s first portrayal of contemporary life in his native Kolkata.

THURSDAY, AUG. 6
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40th Anniversary!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python takes on the Middle Ages and coverts Arthurian legend into uncontrollable lunacy!

FRIDAY, AUG. 7 - SUNDAY, AUG. 9
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First Friday Shorts

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

friday, aug. 7
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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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Dark Places

Dark Places is an ingeniously twisted thriller based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).

STARTS AUGUST 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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Memories of Murder

Based on an infamous real-life serial murder case that rocked the Korean peninsula in 1986, Memories of Murder is the second feature from acclaimed filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer).

SUNDAY, AUG. 9
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Great White

A 35 foot plastic shark with a taste for inept drama terrorizes innocent swimmers at a coastal resort in this hilariously trashy, infamously awful Jaws retread.

MONDAY, AUG. 10
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free admission!

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, AUG. 11
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The Shootist

The Empire Ranch Foundation presents a special screening of John Wayne’s final film, featuring a discussion with the film’s screenwriter Miles Swarthout!

WEDS., AUG. 12
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The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

Ray’s stunning debut feature is regularly voted one of the greatest films of all time in critics’ polls.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The great Gene Wilder stars as the weird and wonderful candy man Willy Wonka in this scrumdiddlyumptious musical!

FRIDAY, AUG. 14 & SATURDAY, AUG. 15
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Tangerine

A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., Tangerine is a charmingly offbeat comedy/drama that defies expectation at every turn to deliver a true cinematic jolt.

starts august 14
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Cop Car

A small town sheriff (Kevin Bacon) sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.

STARTS AUGUST 14
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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, aug. 15
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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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Surf II

A crazed nerd seeks revenge on a group of popular surfer dudes by turning them into garbage-eating punk rock zombies.

MONDAY, AUG. 17
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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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Digging for Fire

The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.

WEDS., AUG. 19
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The Apu Trilogy: Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

Part two of The Apu Trilogy affirmed Ray’s place as a master of cinema.

THURSDAY, AUG. 20
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35mm Print!

Donnie Darko (Original Version)

Richard Kelly’s strangely hypnotic and defiantly uncategorizable cult classic.

FRIDAY, AUG. 21 & SATURDAY, AUG. 22
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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon.

STARTS AUG. 21
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Reel Read

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and celebrated novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel).

STARTS AUG. 21
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Special Tucson Birthday Screening!

A Star is Born

Celebrate Tucson’s birthday month with a special screening of A Star is Born, starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, filmed here in Tucson!

SUNDAY, AUG. 23
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Blood Beach

Sun-worshipping beach-goers are being mutilated by an unseen creature with an obvious taste for Coppertone and cheap wine coolers in this highly-implausible, highly-WTF? horror flick.

MONDAY, AUG. 24
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Do I Sound Gay?

Wicked humor and surprising insight highlight this provocative documentary about (literally) finding your voice.

TUESDAY, AUG. 25
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a unique roadshow experience with special guests in person!

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival is the second installment in a musical-horror-fantasy film series by director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich!

weds, august 26
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The Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

The extraordinary final chapter of Satyajit Ray’s celebrated Apu Trilogy brings our hero’s journey full circle.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27
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The Sci-Fi Slumber Party!

Buckle up for 12 straight hours of intergalactic excitement at The Loft’s first-ever Sci-Fi Slumber Party!

FRIDAY, AUG. 28
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Ghost World

Two socially maladjusted teenage girls spend their summer after high school graduation learning about love, loneliness and 78 rpm records.

FRIDAY, AUG. 28 & SATURDAY, AUG. 29
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Best of Enemies

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

STARTS AUG. 28
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Mistress America

A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.

STARTS AUG. 28
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The Pitch Perfect Sing-A-Long!

A totally interactive, totally aca-amazing evening of entertainment where making music with your mouth isn’t simply encouraged, it’s downright mandatory!

saturday, aug. 29
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Beach Blanket Bingo

A gloriously goofy ode to bikinis, bouffants and Beach Party madness starring the King and Queen of ‘60s teen movies, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello!

MONDAY, AUG. 31
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Being Evel

Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner gave the world a darkly cynical view of a rain-soaked, neon-lit future that has inspired countless homages and imitations.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 – MONDAY, SEPT. 7
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Meru

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

STARTS SEPT. 4
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Jimmy’s Hall

A heartfelt drama based on a true story, Jimmy’s Hall is the latest film from internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ken Loach.

STARTS SEPT. 4
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Z for Zachariah

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

STARTS SEPT. 4
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40th Anniversary Outdoor Screening!

Jaws

Get ready for Jaws to terrorize you all over again on The Loft’s giant new 30 ft. inflatable screen!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
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Free Admission!

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, SEPT. 12
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The Grease Sing-A-Long!

Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies! You’ll rule the school as we once again celebrate everyone’s favorite rock-n-roll movie musical.

saturday, sept. 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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Cinema Under The Stars

The Loft Cinema presents the 3rd annual Cinema Under The Stars, an evening of film, food and festivities in black & white!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
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Grandma

Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help.

STARTS SEPT. 25
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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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free admission!

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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free admission!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

saturday, nov. 14
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Hamlet

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

starts nov. 15