GATES OPEN AND LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 6:30PM, MOVIE STARTS AT 7:30PM
This screening will take place outdoors at Old Tucson, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ. No advance tickets, first-come, first-seated. Seating is limited to availability. Please bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available. Food will be available for sale at this event.
Celebrate Tucson’s birthday month by watching the hilarious 1986 made-in-Tucson comedy, ¡Three Amigos!, screened outdoors on the actual Old Tucson “Mission movie set” where the film was shot, projected on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable Solar Cinema screen! Featuring a live musical performance by Tucson band Reyno Norteno before the movie, a piñata bust, photo-ops and other fun surprises, this is a great opportunity to experience the rich filmmaking history of Old Tucson up close and personal, right where the Three Amigos battled El Guapo, sang “My Little Buttercup,” and generally made a mess of the west!
“A goofy delight. It’s like a cross between a big-budget Three Stooges movie and a Hope-Crosby road picture, with dozens of old cowpoke gags thrown in to spice up the brew.” – Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short travel a dusty road to adventure in this hilariously zany mixture of slapstick, one-liners and sight gags. The “Three Amigos” are a silent screen comedy act that has seen better days. So has a remote Mexican hamlet called Santo Poco, which is being terrorized by a fierce bandit gang. In desperation, a naïve villager sends the actors a telegram asking for their help. Thinking they’re being offered a fortune for a personal appearance, the hapless trio arrives in Mexico, only to discover this time they’re dodging real bullets, courtesy of the nasty El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his criminal cohorts. Can our bumbling heroes rise to the occasion and save the town, or will this be their final performance? Filmed at the legendary Old Tucson Studios, and directed by comedy guru John Landis (Animal House), this is a comedy about three loveable goofballs who are in way over their heads but come what may, they’ll always remain The Three Amigos! (Dir. by John Landis, 1986, USA, 104 mins., Rated PG)
Old Tucson is one of Arizona’s top Wild West attractions, featuring live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids, genuine southwest BBQ and special events throughout the season. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Martin, Sharon Stone and Martin Short. Immortalized in more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region’s premiere film location.
This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.