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The Loft Cinema

Address: 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone Number: +1 520-795-7777
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Ranked #14 of 133 Activities in Tucson
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Owner description: Voted BEST OF TUCSON every year since 2002 by readers of the Tucson Weekly, The Loft Cinema is a...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Owner description: Voted BEST OF TUCSON every year since 2002 by readers of the Tucson Weekly, The Loft Cinema is a mission-driven, membership-supported nonprofit cinema that screens new independent American and foreign films and documentaries, along with classic art films, interactive events including a monthly short film contest, sing-a-longs and cult favorites. Patrons can enjoy beer, wine, pizza, tamales along with fantastic films. The main theatre seats 500 people and boasts the largest screen in Southern Arizona. In addition to our regular programming, The Loft hosts an annual international film festival in the fall and a free children's film festival every July. The Loft is a member of the Sundance Institute's Art House Project, based on our excellence of programming and service to the community. In 2012 The Loft was selected to be an official venue of the Sundance Film Festival in their Sundance USA program and we have hosted a screening direct from Sundance with the filmmakers every year since. The Loft is one of 7 American cinemas to be a collaborating partner with Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue in 2012, an honor The Loft also enjoyed in 2011.

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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I really liked this quaint place. The ladies restroom was SO pretty! Definitely not what I was expecting in the little place. Although the auditorium was huge, the seating was in that style how if someone tall sits in front of you, it's hard to see around their head. Luckily, the theatre was pretty empty when my friend and I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the place to go to see old and special movies. It is especially nice to be able to go during the day when it's not too crowded.

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Tucson, Arizona
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I attended a documentary here last spring about the Camino Walk and in October I went to the Film Fest showing of Nebraska. Actors Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach came on stage following the movie to tell us how it was made and it was such an interesting time. I try to follow on-line when special showings might be as... More 

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Tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've visited the Loft since I moved to Tucson 30 years ago. It's the only theatre in Tucson that is nonprofit. The movies are ones rarely seen in the big theatres. The best foreign films, Rocky Horror every Saturday night at midnight, American films that aren't pushed by the big film companies are some of the unique shows shown there.... More 

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St. Malo, France
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6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is the only movie theater showing, apart from also simple and entertaining movies, serious ones addressing social and political issues. They have a big following in town and work very hard to please their subscribers. Pleasant atmosphere. Parking a bit crowded, but free and right next to it. They also serve pizza and other snacks, drinks, popcorn, etc.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

So glad to have an independent movie house in town. We saw The Interview - the movie not so great - The Loft - a wonderful theater. We like that it is small, though sometimes parking can be a challenge. We also like that we can grab a beer if that's what we want. I enjoy having a local place... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have been here a few times and enjoy the main theater. This occasion we were in a sold out upper room and I felt jammed in, like a sardine. Frankly I did not feel safe. If there were an emergency I don't see how that room could be evacuated in haste. Im sure it meets code but I will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to the Loft yesterday. Very few people in the upstairs theater. But several patrons had bought popcorn. For the first 15 minutes of the movie, all we could hear were rattly popcorn bags. I'd go to this theater again, but not til they get popcorn boxes.

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Tucson
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Mondo Mondays need more variety; they usually pick cheaply-made horror films, which are easy to make fun of. How about a series devoted to films that are not available on video/DVD/youtube? Cult classics also need more breadth; less geekiness would be welcome in the choices. Jeff Y.: needs to shorten his intros; we don't need a lot of pre-show trivia,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Been there for Rocky Horror Picture Show nights. Always a blast. They fixed it up real nice. Glad its still here.

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