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The Loft Cinema

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Address: 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone Number: +1 520-795-7777
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Voted BEST OF TUCSON every year since 2002 by readers of the Tucson Weekly,...

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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There is everything to enjoy and like about this not for profit theater. We watched a free film outdoors on Saturday eve and then joined the festival on Sunday for a chat and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is everything to enjoy and like about this not for profit theater. We watched a free film outdoors on Saturday eve and then joined the festival on Sunday for a chat and a film. We then became members.

Thank mollycs
Tucson, Arizona
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I like that when you go to the Loft, the people there really want to see the movie. Great items are on sale in the lobby to round out the nice experience. Try it!

Thank Carol R
Green Valley, Arizona
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I usually don't get excited about movie theaters but the Loft is so different. It's not a theater; it's an experience. It's a local movie house showing some first runs, some limited showings and some old/artsy movies. It's so hard to classify this place but just go for the fun of it. I truly smile every time I walk in... More 

Thank jeanb1876
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a great movie theater. Comfortable seats and you can order pizza, chips, pop corn or a great variety of beers or wine. The movie is more enjoyable when you; can sit back and sip on your drink and snack. It is a cozy and intimate feeling as you watch a good movie. Many small theaters playing different films.... More 

Thank Edaweeda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Loft is a Tucson tradition. It's run by a non-profit and shows mostly Indie films. Comfortable seats and great popcorn with REAL BUTTER, not that nasty yellow junk.

Thank RealtorRita
Tucson, Arizona
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174 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Loved it when it was in its old funky building on 6th. This place is certainly more upscale. Bottom line is I love what they do and the movies they showcase.

Thank elrobo47
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The greatest movie house in Arizona. We have been going to the Loft since it was at U of A campus area decades ago, and they never disappoint, which is why we are Loft members.

Thank Boggmann
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Used to go to the Loft alot but I now have hearing impairment and the Loft apparently does not have assisted listening devices....best for me are closed captioning devices. I checked their website and can find no mention of their ability to make their movies available to those with hearing loss. Their website should make note of this. I imagine... More 

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TheLoftCinema, Manager at The Loft Cinema, responded to this review

Sorry that information is missing from our website. We recently updated our site and need to add that information but we do have hearing devices in each of our screens. Screens 2 & 3 have the Hearing Loop system and screen 1 has radio frequency and we supply the headsets for that. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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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