Free Outdoor Screening!

3:10 TO YUMA (1957)


See the classic 1957 western, 3:10 to Yuma, screened outdoors at the historic Empire Ranch, where much of the film was shot (in addition to other Arizona locations)! Thanks to our community partner Empire Ranch Foundation.

This screening will take place outdoors at Empire Ranch, E Empire Ranch Road, Sonoita, AZ 86322. Please bring your own food, seating and flashlights. Dinner will also be available from the EZ Cattle Company and you can tour the ranch house starting at 5:30 pm.

The Loft Cinema’s SHOT ON LOCATION series celebrates the richly diverse history of filmmaking in Arizona by hosting outdoor screenings of classic and cult films in the communities where they were made, at locations all throughout the state. By offering audiences the unique opportunity to gather together in a fun and festive atmosphere to watch a beloved film “under the stars” in the area where it was actually shot, these screenings showcase Hollywood’s longtime love affair with the Grand Canyon State, and bring Arizona’s past to life through the magic of the movies!

“An excellent and influential adult western … director Delmer Daves keeps the tension strung taut.” – Tom Milne, Time Out

In this beautifully shot, psychologically complex western, Van Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a dangerous captured outlaw (played with against-type villainy by a cucumber-cool Glenn Ford) to the train that will deliver him to prison. This apparently simple mission turns into a nerve-racking cat-and-mouse game as the two men engage in a riveting war of wills while Ford’s gang attempts to break him free, testing each man’s particular brand of honor. Based on a story by Elmore Leonard, and remade in 2007, the original 3:10 to Yuma is a thrilling, humane action movie, directed by the supremely talented studio filmmaker Delmer Daves (Dark Passage, The Hanging Tree) with intense feeling and precision. (Dir. by Delmer Daves, 1957, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated)