Films

Lady Bird

Set amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

now showing

Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to vibrant life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

now showing

The Florida Project

The Florida Project, a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood, follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer.

now showing
Cult Classics

Spirited Away

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods.

Thursday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 26

Blade of the Immortal

The 100th film by celebrated director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) is a samurai action epic taken to spectacular (and spectacularly violent) new heights.

STARTS NOV. 24

The Square

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, The Square is a sprawling, jaw-dropping satire centered on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong.

STARTS NOV. 24
Special Events

A Hard Day’s Night Sing-A-Long

Catch Beatlemania with John, Paul, George and Ringo at this fab sing-a-long screening of the 1964 rock ‘n’ roll musical, A Hard Day’s Night!

Saturday, Nov. 25
Special Events

Loft Cinema Movie Poster Sale

The Loft Cinema will now offer our eclectic original movie posters at a monthly poster sale.

Saturday, Nov. 25
70MM Showcase

70mm print

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is coming to save the day, and she’s doing it in glorious 70mm! Catch one of the year’s biggest movies on one of the biggest screens in Southern Arizona, in the superhero-sized 70mm format!

SUNDAY, NOV. 26
Mondo Mondays

The Stuff

A new tasty treat is sweeping the nation – it’s “The Stuff,” and it’s delicious, nutritious and oh yeah, absolutely deadly!

Monday, Nov. 27
Community Rentals

Presented by The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

INSECTA

Journey alongside leading insect scientists and Coyote Peterson to explore the most painful stings and the fascinating science of the unseen lives that surround us.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
National Theatre Live

Salomé

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

TUES., NOV. 28 & THURS., NOV. 30
Community Rentals

Presented by Summit Hut & Vasque Footwear

Metanoia

Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia is a film about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30
Loft Member Screenings

Free for Members!

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1
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, Dec. 1
Cult Classics

40th Anniversary!

Eraserhead

Self-described as “a dream of dark and troubling things,” this 1977 avant-garde classic introduced David Lynch to the world of feature films, going on to become a bona fide cult sensation.

Friday, Dec. 1 & Satuday, Dec. 2

Brimstone & Glory

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of extravagant festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days.

STARTS DEC. 1

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

STARTS DEC. 1
Community Rentals

Shelter Me: In Times of Need

Shelter Me: In Times of Need is the eighth episode in this inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets and the people who help them.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Loft Staff Selects

Three Colors: Blue

More than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie (Juliette Binoche) attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3
Journalism on Screen

Obit.

This delightfully entertaining documentary takes us behind the scenes in the fascinating world of The New York Times obituary section.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3
Mondo Mondays

Iced

It’s The Big Chill meets Friday the 13th, with a bargain basement budget and serious case of brain freeze!

MONDAY, DEC. 4
Community Rentals

Presented by Archaeology Southwest

Archaeology Café with Stephen Lekson

Welcome to Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Tucson’s deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Community Rentals

free admission!

What’s Up, Docs?

New documentary work from the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television featuring films about art, science and religion, culture and politics.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
The Films of Guillermo del Toro

Cronos

Featuring the haunting imagery for which Guillermo del Toro would soon become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally-charged horror fantasy.

WEDS., DEC. 6
Community Rentals

VW Presents: Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers.

THURSDAY, DEC. 7
Cult Classics

Rule Breakers Movie Party!

Gremlins

Don’t miss the hilarious holiday horror classic, Gremlins, on the big screen, featuring an all-new introduction and exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Joe Dante before the movie!

FRIDAY, DEC. 8 & SATURDAY, DEC. 9

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer entertains with its frighteningly compelling narrative while simultaneously presenting a nuanced snapshot of mental illness, the inherent desire for human interaction, and the perils of duplicitous friendship.

STARTS DEC. 8

Jane

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate and poetic portrait of Jane Goodall.

Starts Dec. 8
Special Events

Free Outdoor Screening!

Home Alone

Don’t miss this fun, festive and FREE outdoor screening of the holiday classic, Home Alone, featuring tasty hot chocolate and cookies, holiday snowflake crafting and a movie-themed photo booth!

SATURDAY, DEC. 9
Loft Jr.

FREE ADMISSION!

Elf

Buddy the Elf is searching for the true meaning of Christmas, but it’s not going to be easy in this hilariously off-the-wall comedy!

SATURDAY, DEC. 9
Community Rentals

An Interactive Screening hosted by Chuzapalooza!

White Christmas Sing-a-Long!

Join us for an interactive screening of the holiday classic, hosted by Chuzapalooza!

Sunday, Dec. 10
70MM Showcase

70mm print

Hook

Robin Williams stars as a grown-up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg’s high-flying tale of magic, adventure and derring-do!

SUNDAY, DEC. 10
Mondo Mondays

Shriek of the Mutilated

A gang of groovy ‘70s college kids head out to a secluded island in the dead of winter to help their weirdo professor catch a killer Yeti.

MONDAY, DEC. 11
Special Events

Sold Out

Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Community Rentals

Presented by Archaeology Southwest

Archaeology Café with Mark D. Elson

Welcome to Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Tucson’s deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
The Films of Guillermo del Toro

35mm Print!

The Devil’s Backbone

One of Guillermo del Toro’s most personal films, The Devil’s Backbone is also among his most frightening and emotionally complex.

WEDS., DEC. 13
Special Events

The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular!

Get ready to stuff your stocking, roast your chestnuts and jingle your bells once again at The Loft Cinema’s annual shiny holiday shindig!

Thursday, Dec. 14
Special Events

With star Ted Neeley in person!

Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long

Prepare for a Rock Opera Extravaganza of epic proportions when The Loft Cinema presents the Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long, with star Ted Neeley in person!

FRIDAY, DEC. 15
Cult Classics

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Christmas Evil

A sadistic holiday treat in which Taxi Driver finally meets It’s a Wonderful Life, and all the world rejoices!

FRIDAY, DEC. 15 & SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Wonder Wheel

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s.

STARTS DEC. 15
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 39 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, Dec. 16
Mondo Mondays

FREE ADMISSION!

The Star Wars Holiday Special

Experience the dubious holiday magic of the one, the only, the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, for free, on the big screen!

MONDAY, DEC. 18
Essential Cinema

Theatrical Version

Fanny and Alexander

Enjoy this free holiday screening of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Christmas-time drama, Fanny and Alexander, presented on the big screen in its theatrical release version!

TUESDAY, DEC. 19
The Films of Guillermo del Toro

Pan’s Labyrinth

An alternately frightening, moving and spellbinding fable celebrating the power of childhood imagination.

WEDS., DEC. 20

The Shape of Water

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962.

STARTS DEC. 21
Cult Classics

Die Hard

Deck the Halls with Bruce and Bullets, Fa-La-La-La-Argh! Celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite Christmas action flick – the one, the only, the original Die Hard!

Friday, Dec. 22 - Sunday, Dec. 24
Mondo Mondays

Santa’s Slay

WWE star Bill Goldberg kills it as the “real” Santa, the one who is actually Satan’s deadly son. Playing like Bad Santa with more blood, breasts and exploding children, Santa’s Slay just might be your new favorite Christmas movie!

MONDAY, DEC. 25
Special Events

Two "Meowy Christmas" Screenings!

The Cat Video Fest

The jingle cats are back with a special gift just for you! Bring the whole family to The Loft Cinema as we unwrap the latest edition of THE CAT VIDEO FEST, just in time for the holidays!

TUESDAY, DEC. 26 & THURSDAY, DEC. 28
The Films of Guillermo del Toro

Pacific Rim

It’s giant robots vs. monstrous sea creatures in Guillermo del Toro’s colossal, heavy-metal sci-fi/action extravaganza that transforms the impending apocalypse into a roller coaster of exuberant fun!

WEDS., DEC. 27
National Theatre Live

Peter Pan

A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

THURS., DEC. 28 & SAT., DEC 30
Cult Classics

Mad Max: Fury Road

An outrageous, full-throttle action extravaganza filled with unexpected depth, feeling and characters to root for.

Friday, Dec. 29 & Saturday, Dec. 30

Faces Places

Agnès Varda, one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up for this enchanting documentary/road movie.

STARTS DEC. 29
Special Events

Sing and Quote-A-Long Edition

The Labyrinth New Year’s Eve Party and Masquerade Ball!

Prepare to dance magic dance as we ring in the New Year and celebrate the great David Bowie with a late-night screening of this ‘80s classic!

Sunday, Dec. 31
Special Events

With Chris Lemmon in person!

The Apartment

Join TV and film star Chris Lemmon for a very special screening of the 1960 comedy classic, The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon in one of his greatest roles!

THURSDAY, JAN. 4

The Other Side of Hope

A humorous and heartbreaking fictional look at the 21st century migrant crisis, told through the evolving relationship between an appealingly odd couple in modern-day Helsinki.

STARTS JAN. 5
Special Events

A benefit for Handi-Dogs!

Doggie Shorts: A Furry Film Festival

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

Saturday, Jan. 13
National Theatre Live

Follies

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

TUES., JAN. 16 & THURS., JAN. 18

Call Me By Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, adapted from Andre Aciman’s acclaimed novel by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, James Ivory.

STARTS JAN. 19