sunday, september 15 at 3:00pm | admission: emPire ranch foundation members: $15 • general public: $20
Doors open at 2:00pm; Film starts at 3:00pm
*PLEASE NOTE: we cannot accept passes for this screening

Presented by Empire Ranch Foundation. All proceeds benefit the preservation of the historic Empire Ranch in Sonoita, AZ. Sponsored by Green Valley Pecan Company.

Advance tickets available at EventBrite; or call 888-364-2829.

Don’t miss this special presentation of the timeless, toe-tapping 1955 Oscar-winning musical extravaganza, Oklahoma!, filmed at various locations throughout Southern Arizona, including Empire Ranch in Sonoita! Oh, what a beautiful afternoon as Oklahoma! hits the big screen once again!  PLUS: The original “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” used in the movie will be in the parking lot at this event for a photo-op no Oklahoma fan could resist!

“A brilliant musical that still looks fresh today.” – Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900’s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is an epic story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer’s daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is the menacing Jud, who tries to come between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration (based on the smash-hit 1943 stage musical), this Academy Award-winner for Best Score features such classic songs as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “People Will Say We’re In Love.” A lavish, big-budget production filled with spectacular panoramic vistas (filmed right here in beautiful Southern Arizona, filling in for the actual Oklahoma), lively choreography and stellar performances (from Gloria Grahame, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore and more), Oklahoma! represents the classic Hollywood musical at its very best. (Dir. by Fred Zinnemann, 1955, USA, 145 mins., Rated G)

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Empire Ranch Foundation and sponsored by Green Valley Pecan Company.