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70mm print!


Experience Alfred Hitchcock’s dizzying masterpiece, Vertigo, named by Sight and Sound as the Greatest Film of All Time, on the big screen in gorgeous 70mm!

Sunday, Jan. 15 & Tuesday, Jan. 17


Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman).

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The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament is a bold, brash, blasphemous comedy that begins with one simple conceit: God exists!

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Harry Benson: Shoot First

Shoot First charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles after being assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the U.S. in 1964.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The director of Troll Hunter returns with his first English language film, a shocking gothic horror thriller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsh as father and son coroners caught up in a terrifying mystery.

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Things to Come

The new film from acclaimed director Mia Hansen-Løve answers the question: What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once?

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In Loving, writer/director Jeff Nichols celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple who fought for nine years for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

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The Handmaiden

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and Thirst, comes a ravishing new crime thriller filled with kinky twists and devilish surprises.

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Malcolm X

Denzel Washington gives an electrifying, Oscar-nominated performance as the iconic civil rights leader in Spike Lee’s sweeping, passionate biopic.

Weds., Jan. 18
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Followed by a Post-Screening Q&A!

Generation Startup

Takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six young entrepreneurs, straight out of college ready to put their dreams to the ultimate test.

Weds., Jan. 18
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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Short Film Tour

Eight short films selected from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival – the premier showcase for short films and the launching pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers.

Thursday, Jan. 19
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Fight Club

Based on the cult novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, Fight Club is a shocking, hilarious and thought-provoking kick in the head.


Fire at Sea

Gianfranco Rosi’s beautifully-crafted documentary observes Europe’s migrant crisis from the vantage point of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

Starts January 20


The new from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive) stars Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as a sensitive New Jersey bus driver navigating the ups and downs of daily life.

Starts January 20
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

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The Natural

See the Oscar-nominated baseball drama, The Natural, starring Robert Redford, followed by an onstage discussion with Greg Hansen, longtime sports columnist for The Arizona Daily Star, hosted by acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, Will Conroy!

Sunday, Jan. 22
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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: this legendary 1922 silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the history of witchcraft.

Sunday, Jan. 22
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Good old-fashioned toxic waste in the water supply creates an army of gut-munching, slime-spewing mutant slugs (with teeth!), and they’re not gonna stay down in the sewers any longer!

Monday, Jan. 23
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Jungle Fever

Spike Lee forcefully explores the topic of interracial relationships with his signature provocateur style in this moving, award-winning drama.

Weds., Jan. 25
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Ultraman Movie Double Feature!

Don’t miss the iconic Japanese superhero’s return to the big screen in this action-packed double feature celebrating 50 thrilling years of Ultraman!

Thursday, Jan. 26
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Presented by Ben's Bells!

Kindness and Masculinity: The Danger of Silence

Clint Smith is a teacher, writer, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University studying incarceration, education, and inequality.

Friday, Jan. 27
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Office Space

Writer/director Mike Judge (Idiocracy) puts cubicle culture on blast in this endlessly quotable comedy about mandatory flair, evil copy machines and climbing (and then destroying) the corporate ladder!



Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar adapts three short stories by renowned Canadian author Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the tangled relationship between a Madrid teacher and her beloved daughter.

Starts January 27
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12 hours of horror movie mayhem!

The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama!

Pay to get in … pray to get out! Get ready, boys and ghouls, to stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic slaughterhouse you’ve ever seen!

Saturday, Jan. 28
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Tricked is a new documentary that offers a definitive portrait of sex trafficking in America today.

Monday, Jan. 30
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Kingdom of Spiders

Two-fisted macho man William Shatner battles eight-legged invaders trying to spin a web of terror over a small Arizona town in the ultimate man vs. spider B-movie showdown!

Monday, Jan. 30
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Free Admission!

Certified Copy

The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up, Taste of Cherry) travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
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Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee’s incendiary, groundbreaking look at race relations in America is a colorful, exuberant and finally devastating modern masterpiece.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
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Admission Free!

Southwest of Salem

Detailing a saga of injustice inflicted upon friends and lovers, Southwest of Salem exposes the lies in a society plagued by ignorance.

Thursday, Feb. 2
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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park was advertised as “An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making,” and that about sums things up in this pulse-pounding thrill-ride that made the whole world go dino-crazy.

Friday, Feb. 3 & Saturday, Feb. 4
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First Friday Shorts

Red Meat’s Max Cannon hosts the biggest, baddest short film contest in town!

Friday, February 3
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Seed: The Untold Story

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, which have been worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Featuring a pre-film seed swap on the patio and a post-film discussion!

Sunday, Feb. 5
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The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

A goofy teen beatnik visits a weird seaside carnival looking for kicks, only to be hypnotized and transformed into a killer!

Monday, Feb. 6
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Ghost in the Shell

Before the new live action Ghost in the Shell hits theatres this Spring, re-experience the original animated classic on the big screen at a special two-night-only theatrical event, courtesy of Funimation.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 & Wednesday, Feb. 8
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The Master

Don’t miss Paul Thomas Anderson’s stunning, Oscar-nominated drama The Master on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

Thursday, Feb. 9
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Hard Hats and Heels: A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s Women Build

LaughingStock Comedy Company is the funniest company in business today.

thursday, feb. 9
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The amazing story of one romantic slacker’s epic quest to power up with love.

Friday, Feb. 10 & Saturday, Feb. 11

Toni Erdmann

The audaciously entertaining Toni Erdmann is an alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy following the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank-playing father.

Starts February 10
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Free Admission!


Based on the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is a modern day fairytale that mixes hilarious humor, magical hijinks and whole lot of kid power!

Saturday, Feb. 11
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The Insider

The Insider recounts the incredible true story that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of their lives.

Sunday, Feb. 12
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Voyage of the Rock Aliens

Naturally, it all boils down to a school dance showdown between the aliens, Frankie and Dee Dee, and a giant sea monster.

Monday, Feb. 13
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Valentine’s Day Screening | 35mm print!

In the Mood for Love

This Valentine’s Day, get in the mood for love with one of the most gorgeous, romantic and unforgettable films of all-time, on the big screen in glorious 35mm!

Tuesday, Feb. 14
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Documentary

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen before the 89th Annual Academy Awards! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Weds., Feb. 15
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FREE ADMISSION! New 50th Anniversary Restoration!

Black Girl

The 1966 feature debut from groundbreaking filmmaker and internationally renowned African director Ousmane Sembène.

Thursday, Feb. 16
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The charming Audrey Tautou helps the whole world find love in director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightfully oddball French romantic fantasy, Amélie.

Friday, Feb. 17 & Saturday, Feb. 18

I Am Not Your Negro

A radical examination of race in America using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, and a journey into black history connecting the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Starts February 17

The Salesman

Celebrated director Asghar Farhadi spins a suspenseful story of one couple’s struggle with the aftermath of an assault, set against the backdrop of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Starts February 17
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Love & Basketball

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this acclaimed drama, co-produced by Spike Lee.

Sunday, Feb. 19
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No Man’s Land

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, recorded live at Wyndahm’s Theatre, London.

Sunday, Feb. 19 & Weds., Feb. 22
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Presented by the Diocese of Tucson

Llena de gracia (Full of Grace)

The film tells the story of the New Testament from the perspective of the Virgin Mary as she helps Peter in the early days of the church.

Sunday, Feb. 19
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A mild-mannered hairdresser is thrust into the showbiz spotlight when she discovers a surprising anatomical anomaly – she has a talking, singing, wisecracking vagina named Virginia that wants to be famous!

Monday, Feb. 20
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Tuesday, Feb. 21 & Saturday, Feb. 25
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animated

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Thursday, Feb. 23 & Sunday, Feb. 26
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My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time!

Friday, Feb. 24, Saturday, Feb. 25 & Sunday, Feb. 26


XX is an all-new, all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales of terror directed by fiercely talented women.

Starts February 24
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The Apple

A bona fide oddity featuring huge, shiny disco numbers that truly can’t be believed, The Apple is a campy treat that’s crazy to the core.

Monday, Feb. 27
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Presented by WOSAC and the University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Tucson Lunafest 2017

This annual nationally-touring film festival brings the best short films from around the world together for one special night of cinematic excitement!

Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Deconstructing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

Composer, musician and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at the Grammy-winning Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music.

Weds., March 1

A United Kingdom

Both sweeping and intimate, A United Kingdom, from acclaimed director Amma Asante (Belle), illustrates how love can challenge even the harshest constraints.

Starts March 3


An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Starts March 3

The Lure

A weird, wild, 1980s-set musical horror film about two mermaid sisters, and the jealousy that arises when one of them enters a romantic relationship.

Starts March 10

My Life as a Zucchini

Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Starts March 17
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Free Admission!

Space Jam

Free Loft Jr. screening! Get ready to jam when basketball superstar Michael Jordon teams up with Bugs Bunny and the whole Looney Tunes gang in this goofy, good-time animated/live-action sports comedy.

Saturday, Mar. 18
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash.

Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Thursday, Mar. 23
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Free Admission!

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Free Loft Jr. screening! A man finds himself living among the animals and enchanted spirits of the rainforest, and learns the importance of preserving the natural wonders of the world in this magical animated adventure.

Saturday, April 8
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Doggie Shorts: A Furry Film Festival

The Loft Cinema and Handi-Dogs are proud to present a dog-centric short film festival!

Saturday, April 8
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Hedda Gabler

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Tuesday, April 25 & Thursday, April 27
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Free Admission!

The Red Balloon and White Mane

Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time, and White Mane is cherished by generations of French children.

Saturday, May 13