This screening will take place outdoors at Old Tucson, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ. Please bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available.
See how the west was won at this special 60th anniversary outdoor screening of the 1959 Shot at Old Tucson classic, Rio Bravo, shown on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable screen near the adobe ruins and other sets used in the film! Saddle up for our John Wayne Trivia Competition before the movie! Delicious food and drinks will be available for sale, including a full bar, theater snacks and Big Jake’s BBQ sandwiches. And tell ‘em The Duke sent ya!
“To watch Rio Bravo is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Filmed on location at legendary Old Tucson Studios, the thrilling 1959 Western Rio Bravo stands tall as one of the all-time greats of the genre. John Wayne stars as John T. Chance, a sheriff who enlists the help of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin), in arresting an ill-intentioned gunslinger. But when the outlaw’s brother and his gang make clear their plans to spring him from jail, Chance and Dude look to over-the-hill Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and brash young cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to assist them in fending off the bad guys until proper reinforcements can arrive. Along for the ride is the tender but tough saloon gal Feathers (Angie Dickinson), a woman with past – and her eye on Chance. Directed for maximum entertainment value by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo is an iconic action masterpiece that has influenced generations of directors, including John Carpenter, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. (Dir. by Howard Hawks, 1959, USA, 141 mins., Not Rated)