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The Loft Cinema

3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
+1 520-795-7777
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Ranked #9 of 115 Activities in Tucson
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Saw an old Hitchcock movie and it was great fun. I like the introduction at the beginning so we know more about the film and director. I will be back!

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tucson
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Loft provides great change of pace, off the beaten path, foreign films, Hurrah. However it still needs serious renovation of its lobby area which is a downer.

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

Glad you like the types of films we screen! We're in the middle of a campaign to raise money for a new lobby, another screen and more. More

Tucson, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Loft is the go-to place for movies outside the mainstream theaters. See their offerings in the monthly guide or on their website. If you're a local and movie buff, become a member.

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Oro Valley, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great movies in a great atmosphere. Oh and with beer and wine too. It doesn't get better than that. I've been several times to their large theatre where the seating is quite comfortable. Snacks and drinks are reasonably priced and there is a big variety. I'm so glad Tucson has a place to see something other than mainstream movies.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A group of us went. They have 4 smaller theaters, sell beer and drinks too! It was very enjoyable. They do not have the "usual" run of top motion pics, but a great variety and the Rocky show on weekends at midnight! LOL

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are so many benefits. It a theater for the thoughtful and for the fun loving. See films not offered in the regular theaters. Films to discuss afterwards. Besides that, they sell beer and if you are a member, you get free popcorn.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I like the selection of films they offer and would love to support them with a membership but I am very frustrated that their hearing units don't work. I have been there 3 time in the last couple of months and sat in various theaters and NONE of the units worked in any of the theaters.

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

We're sorry about the issue you had with our hearing devices. We're currently waiting for a person from the company who services the Loop equipment to come to Tucson to fix the issues we've been having and we are also working towards installing a new system that would include personal closed captioning on glasses. More

Atascadero, California
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270 reviews 270 reviews
97 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Theatre is a bit worn, as many indie theatres are, and even a bit funky, with couches in the front row to allow that at home feel. They too are a bit worn. I like Indie films so this is the only choice in Tucson. So When in town - Enjoy and Indie film and carry on.

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Tucson, Arizona
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162 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Looking for a film out of the ordinary? You will likely find it playing at the Loft ... from a black-and-white classic to a creative indie to a great foreign flick. This theatre is an independent, nonprofit art house that focuses on providing experiences that are usually not offered at mainstream, chain theaters. For example, cult favorites play here; an... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Loft Cinema is a place to see great films that aren't showing anywhere else, which is the core of its charm, but not all of it. The building itself, the staff (the Program Director often introduces movies from an onstage microphone), and the concessions (pizza, tamales, wine, and beer, plus organic popcorn!) all add to a great movie experience!

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