Films
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft Cinema tradition for 40 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, aug. 18
Cult Classics

Clue

In this cult-tastic spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the crazed characters and crackerjack plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name.

Friday, Aug. 17 & Saturday, Aug. 18

Closed Captions

Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a compelling story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

NOW PLAYING

CLOSED CAPTIONS & AUDIO DESCRIPTION

Puzzle

In this charming romantic drama, a whole new world opens up for suburban housewife Agnes when she discovers an unexpected talent for solving jigsaw puzzles, unlocking passions she had never before imagined.

NOW PLAYING

The Cakemaker

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death.

now showing

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

NOW SHOWING

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Eighth Grade

The everyday humiliations and triumphs of a modern-day thirteen-year-old making her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade.

NOW SHOWING

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “power-calling” that leads to material glory.

now showing

Closed Captions

Three Identical Strangers

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

now showing
Special Events

sold out

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long!

Step-right-up and sing-a-long to the Greatest Show on Earth at The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long!, featuring a special version of the hit musical with onscreen lyrics!

Saturday, Aug. 18
Community Rentals

Presented by Reveille Men's Chorus

Sister Act Sing-a-Long

Come join Reveille, Southern Arizona’s largest LGBT tenor-bass chorus, to be a part of the “holiest” sing-a-long chorus The Loft Cinema has heard!

Sunday, Aug. 19
Loft Staff Selects

Speed Racer

Based on the classic 1960s anime, Speed Racer is a hyperkinetic, ultra-stylized live-action cartoon come to rip-roaring life, courtesy of The Wachowskis, creators of The Matrix!

Sunday, Aug. 19
Spaghetti Western Sundays with Alex Cox

New Digital Restoration

Django, Kill!

Director Giulio Questi (Death Laid an Egg) and co-writer/editor Franco Arcalli (co-writer of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America) shocked the world with this gothic, hallucinatory tale of greed, corruption, perversion and beyond!

Sunday, Aug. 19
Mondo Mondays

Welcome to Spring Break aka Nightmare Beach

Two college bro’s head to Miami for Spring Break, hoping to soak up some hot sun and cold booze, only to find that a motorcycle-riding maniac is electrocuting anyone in a bikini!

Monday, Aug. 20
Essential Cinema

35MM PRINT!

Shaft (1971)

Richard Roundtree is John Shaft, a leather-clad NYC private eye in this groundbreaking cinematic ode to a new kind of urban hero, a box-office smash and the first major Hollywood studio film to feature a black crime fighter character in the leading role

TUESDAY, AUG. 21
Special Events

Summer Spectacular!

The Cat Video Fest

Let’s go surfin’ meow, everybody’s learnin’ meow, come on a safari with the cool cats of the CAT VIDEO FEST, splashing back down at The Loft Cinema just in time for the end of summer!

Wed., Aug. 22 & Sat., Aug. 25
Ingmar Bergman Centennial

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Scenes from a Marriage / Theatrical Cut

Chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

Thursday, Aug. 23
Special Events

sold out

Pulp Fiction

The Loft Cinema & Welcome Diner team up to present a Dinner and a Movie Night, featuring a screening of Pulp Fiction, paired with a movie-themed meal that pays homage to Tarantino’s diner-obsessed film!

Thursday, Aug. 23
Loft Member Screenings

Free For Members!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When a small town teenager is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car, she is shipped off to a middle-of-nowhere treatment center to undergo conversion therapy for “teens struggling with same-sex attraction.”

Friday, Aug. 24
Cult Classics

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

Richard Kelly’s defiantly uncategorizable cult classic obliterates the lines between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, and horror – remaining wildly entertaining throughout.

Friday, Aug. 24 & Saturday, Aug. 25

Summer of 84

Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor, and that’s the irresistibly creepy hook of this scary/funny throwback thriller steeped in the nostalgic vibes of such ’80s classics as The ‘Burbs and The Monster Squad.

STARTS AUG. 24

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When a small town teenager is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car, she is shipped off to a middle-of-nowhere treatment center to undergo conversion therapy for “teens struggling with same-sex attraction.”

STARTS AUG. 24
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening at Old Tucson!

¡Three Amigos!

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!

Saturday, Aug. 25
Spaghetti Western Sundays with Alex Cox

New 50th Anniversary Digital Restoration

The Great Silence

For the first-time ever, the legendary 1968 Spaghetti Western The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) comes to North American theaters in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition!

Sunday, Aug. 26
Community Rentals

Presented by Tucson Baha'is

Bahá’í Film Festival

Join us for a special screening of two documentary films focused on the Bahá’í Faith.

Saturday, Aug. 26
Mondo Mondays

Killer Party

Sorority girls just want to have fun, except when they’re attending a dance party at a haunted frat house and battling for their lives against a dead frat boy who’s looking to possess the living to do his evil bidding!

Monday, Aug. 27
Special Events

Deconstructing The Beatles 1963: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Traces The Beatles’ remarkable story through the pivotal year of 1963, as they create their first hit singles and albums

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Special Events

Medium Cool

It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on.

Wed., Aug. 29
Ingmar Bergman Centennial

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Fanny & Alexander / Theatrical Cut

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

Thursday, Aug. 30
Community Rentals

Presented by The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Celluloid Desert: Tucson in Cinema History

This course will look at some of the many iterations of film in Tucson, including silent films; westerns, melodramas, and more.

Thursday, Aug. 30
Cult Classics

Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl.

Friday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 3

En el Séptimo Día

En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day), the new feature from acclaimed director Jim McKay (Girls Town), follows a group of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Starts Aug. 31

1945

Shot in elegant black-and-white with an eye for exquisite composition and a minimal evocative score, 1945 is a subtle and nuanced study in the collective guilt and enduring anti-Semitism of postwar Hungary.

Starts Aug. 31
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening in Dragoon, AZ!

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble reveals the untold story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of rock n’ roll: the Indigenous influence.

Saturday, Sept. 1
Special Events

Moana Sing-A-Long!

Dive into a world of music and adventure, and see “How Far You’ll Go,” as The Loft Cinema presents a very special interactive sing-a-long screening of the fun-tastic Disney classic, Moana!

Saturday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 3
Mondo Mondays

Chopping Mall

A bunch of teens learn what “shop till you drop” means when their after-hours party at the local shopping mall is crashed by murderously malfunctioning robots who have been programmed to drill, kill and spill!

Monday, Sept. 3
Special Events

93Queen

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, 93Queen follows a group of Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

Tuesday, Sept. 4
National Theatre Live

Macbeth

Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris, this brutal and visually stunning production features theatre legends Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as Macbeth & Lady Macbeth.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 & THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
The Films of Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead

The cracked British comedy team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright hit the rotting corpse on the head with this gross, hilarious and spot-on comedic update of the zombie genre.

Wed., Sept. 5
Special Events

3100: Run and Become

What if the simple act of running could lead to profound enlightenment? Join an unassuming Finnish paperboy as he attempts to complete the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Cult Classics

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Celebrate Star Trek Day weekend with Cult Classics screenings of one of the USS Enterprise crew’s greatest big screen adventures – a film so epic, it’s guaranteed to make you scream KHAAAAAANN!

Friday, Sept. 7 & Saturday, Sept. 8
First Friday Shorts

First Friday Shorts

Bring us your short films and we’ll play them on the largest movie screen in Southern Arizona! $200 monthly cash prize with a $1,000 annual prize.

Friday, Sept. 7

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game) comes The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a wildly inventive and visually dazzling animated comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

STARTS SEPT. 7

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

This is the story of Scotty Bowers, an ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after WWII and became confidante, aide de camp & lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest stars.

Starts Sept. 7
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

Kirikou and the Sorceress

A fanciful, award-winning animated feature from French writer/director Michel Ocelot (Azur and Asmar: The Prince’s Quest) based on a popular folk tale from West Africa.

Saturday, Sept. 8
Mondo Mondays

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

A disgruntled dude with a burnt face and a killer grudge haunts the local shopping mall in this goofy Phantom of the Opera rip-off, and, scariest of all, starring a young Pauly Shore!

Monday, Sept. 10
The Films of Edgar Wright

Hot Fuzz

In their hilarious follow-up to Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright and co-writer Simon Pegg set their sights on the Hollywood Buddy Cop Blockbusters and life in an eccentric English village.

Wed., Sept. 12
Special Events

Bisbee ’17 Opening Night Screening

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

Bisbee ’17

It’s 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona. The town’s community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bisbee’s darkest hour: the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, during which 1,200 striking miners were violently taken from their homes and left to die in the desert.

Starts sept. 14
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW CAST REUNION

We’re celebrating over 40 years of live “shadow cast” performances of Rocky Horror by bringing back cast members who have performed along to the film as far back as 1979!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
Special Events

The Grease Sing-A-Long!

Welcome back to Rydell High for this electrifyin’ sing-a-long sock hop, featuring free Grease Goodie Bags, a Rockin’ Rydell Costume Contest and a few boss surprises!

Saturday, Sept. 15
Loft Staff Selects

35mm Print!

Return to Oz

Legendary film editor and sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II) directs this delightfully bizarre sequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic, The Wizard of Oz, spinning a tale of the dark aftermath of Dorothy’s journey to the magical land.

Sunday, Sept. 16
Essential Cinema

Free Admission!

Smithereens

Filmmaker Susan Seidelman established her distinctive vision of New York City with this crackling debut feature, the lo-fi original for her vibrant portraits of women reinventing themselves.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Mondo Mondays

Hide and Go Shriek

A group of dazed and confused teens spend the night “getting it on” in a local department store after hours, but little do they know their night of retail raunch is about to be put out of business by a blood-thirsty maniac!

Monday, Sept. 18
The Films of Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Based on the comic book of the same name, Edgar Wright’s genre-smashing teen comedy/musical/action/video game flick tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s epic quest to power up with love.

Wed., Sept. 19
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening!

3:10 TO YUMA (1957)

See the classic 1957 western, 3:10 to Yuma, screened outdoors at the historic Empire Ranch in Sonoita, AZ, where much of the film was shot (in addition to other Arizona locations)!

Thursday, Sept. 20
Special Events

The Broadway Musical

An American in Paris

This Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the City of Light.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening in Bisbee, AZ!

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.

Friday, Sept. 21
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening in Douglas, AZ!

Back to the Future

Gotta get back in time! The ingenious time travel comedy Back to the Future is a pitch-perfect combination of sharp satire, warm sentiment and sci-fi excitement.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Special Events

Serenity in the Desert 2018

Enjoy a special screening of Joss Whedon’s film Serenity preceded by Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with all proceeds benefiting The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona!

Sunday, Sept. 23
Special Events

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation

Don’t miss this rocking one-night-only event, featuring the new documentary, Bad Reputation, and an exclusive, brand-new solo performance by Joan Jett that can only be seen in theatres!

Wed., Sept. 26
The Films of Edgar Wright

35mm Print!

Baby Driver

In this utterly original musical disguised as a stylish, action-packed crime drama, a talented young getaway driver called Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

Wed., Sept. 26
Special Events

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Don’t miss the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner!

Thursday, Sept. 27
Community Rentals

Presented by Sven Silberschlag and the SAS Wealth Management Group.

2018 Mountainfilm Festival

A documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter.

Wed., Oct. 3
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

ParaNorman

A ghoulishly grand comedy/thriller from the makers of Coraline, it’s wicked fun for the whole family, served up with eye-popping stop-motion animation.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
National Theatre Live

Julie

Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa star in this new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, which remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30 & THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Loft Jr.

FREE ADMISSION!

The Iron Giant

Something humongous is among us in this thrilling and captivating animated adventure that’s part metal, part magic and all heart.

Saturday, Nov. 17
National Theatre Live

King Lear starring Ian McKellan

See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear as Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s shocking play.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 & Thursday, Nov. 29
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis’ timeless and beloved story comes to the big screen in this magically spectacular adventure from Walt Disney Pictures!

SATURDAY, DEC. 8