1999! Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

“The best movies of 1999 remind us how good film can be. Original concepts, genre-defining screenplays and bawdy humor define what is arguably the last great year of film.” – Anna Grace Lee, Esquire

Copies of the acclaimed book, Best. Movie. Year. Ever. How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by Brian Raftery, will be available for sale at the box-office during this series!

25 years ago, in 1999, the movie landscape exploded. Fight Club, The Matrix, The Virgin Suicides, Being John Malkovich, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project. These are just some of the landmark films released during one dizzying movie year, a year in which a group of audacious filmmakers, daring performers and adventurous studio execs pushed cinema to new limits, blurring the boundaries between mainstream and art films … and taking audiences along for the wild ride. While 1999 has some very worthy opponents for the title of Best. Movie. Year. Ever. (most notably, Hollywood’s Golden Year of 1939), even a quick scan of the films of 1999 reveals an astonishing and inventive list of box-office hits and flops-turned-cult classics that remain as relevant in pop culture today as they were 25 years ago.

While the title of Best. Movie. Year. Ever. can (and will) be endlessly debated, there’s no denying that in 1999, there was a very special kind movie magic in the air, and this June and July, The Loft Cinema is proud to present a sampling of some of the greatest, most influential and just plain fun films to be released during that culture-conquering year! And for even more 1999 action, our Cult Classics series in June and July will also be dedicated to films from that unforgettable year.

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

1 HR 20 MIN | R

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The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

1 HR 21 MIN | R

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The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

1 HR 37 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jun 19
eXistenZ

eXistenZ

1 HR 37 MIN | R

Starts Jun 21
Summer of Sam / 35mm print!

Summer of Sam / 35mm print!

2 HR 12 MIN | R

Thursday, Jun 27
Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

1 HR 42 MIN | PG

Starts Jun 28
Fight Club

Fight Club

2 HR 19 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jul 3
Office Space

Office Space

1 HR 29 MIN | R

Starts Jul 5
American Movie

American Movie

1 HR 47 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jul 10
Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

1 HR 38 MIN | R

Starts Jul 12
Election

Election

1 HR 43 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jul 17
Audition

Audition

1 HR 55 MIN | R

Starts Jul 19
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai / 35mm print!

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai / 35mm print!

1 HR 56 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jul 24
The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999)

2 HR 5 MIN | PG-13

Starts Jul 26
Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

2 HR 39 MIN | R

Wednesday, Jul 31

The Room & Big Shark

Join us for a very special evening with Mark himself, Greg Sestero – star of The Room and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Disaster Artist – in person! And following The Room screening, don’t miss the Arizona Premiere of Tommy Wiseau’s wild new film, Big Shark, at 10:00pm, featuring a live intro by Greg Sestero!
The Room with live commentary from Greg Sestero!

The Room with live commentary from Greg Sestero!

1 HR 39 MIN | R

Friday, Jun 28
Big Shark

Big Shark

1 HR 39 MIN | NR

Starts Jun 28
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Special Events

Exciting, one-of-a-kind events at The Loft Cinema!
Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

1 HR 34 MIN | PG-13

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Go Fish

Go Fish

1 HR 28 MIN | R

Tuesday, Jun 18
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Cult Classics

Presented By Barrio Brewing Co
The greatest cult movies of all-time are back on the big screen!
The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

1 HR 21 MIN | R

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eXistenZ

eXistenZ

1 HR 37 MIN | R

Starts Jun 21
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Mondo Mondays

Get ready for weird, wild and wonderful flicks from the mondo side of the silver screen! Every Monday at 8:00 pm!
Battle Beyond the Stars

Battle Beyond the Stars

1 HR 44 MIN | PG

Monday, Jun 17
The Slumber Party Massacre

The Slumber Party Massacre

1 HR 18 MIN | R

Monday, Jun 24
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Hollywood Classics Series

Experience the greatest films from Hollywood’s Golden Age back on the big screen, every week at The Loft Cinema!
12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

1 HR 37 MIN | NR

Thursday, Jun 20
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

1 HR 50 MIN | NR

Thursday, Jun 27
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Loft Staff Selects

A monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff!
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

1 HR 52 MIN | PG-13

Sunday, Jun 30
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Solar Cinema

This program travels throughout Southern Arizona in a cargo van outfitted with solar panels to power a 12 or 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.
A Star is Born (1976)

A Star is Born (1976)

2 HR 19 MIN | R

Saturday, Sep 28
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Loft Kids Fest

Presented By
We’re super excited to welcome Tucson’s kid community to The Loft Cinema for all the movies, magic and fun of LOFT KIDS FEST 2024!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

1 HR 57 MIN | PG

Saturday, Jun 22
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

1 HR 41 MIN | G

Sunday, Jun 23
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Loft Film Fest

Celebrating its fourteenth year in 2024, the Loft Film Fest is dedicated to showcasing the best independent, foreign and classic films, as well as celebrating the work of established and emerging directors, writers, producers and actors.
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