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The Loft Cinema

3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-3933
+1 520-795-7777
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A great throwback

In the era of multiplexs the existence of a small, art film oriented movie house is a treat which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike G
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Always great events/movies and fun

Great fun Great movies Great atmosphere Great concessions Great staff Great location Great viewing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-3933
+1 520-795-7777
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In the era of multiplexs the existence of a small, art film oriented movie house is a treat which deserves our support. On Speedway sort of near the university

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun Great movies Great atmosphere Great concessions Great staff Great location Great viewing times Glad to be members for several years.

Thank MichelleB1101
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I love the old fashioned feel in the lobby. The women's restroom has some great tile. The quality of the films is great. Not your average everyday commercial films. Definitely more intellectual programs and films.

Thank CoachMaryD
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the theater, we have heard a lot of good reviews about the theater. Before we went, we join their nonprofit organization. This organization is set up to help make the visual arts better represented in Tucson. We decided to...More

Thank TravingJim
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Recently remodeled with new seats in the large auditorium that can show 70mm film-which we saw and appreciated. The new seats are a little tight in both shoulder and legroom but I am sure an improvement. Sight lines are good. Had a good turnout for...More

Thank Alobar49
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A great place to see films you won't find at the megaplexes. Give it a go and you will be back! They always have a wonderful group of films that will make you coming back for more.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We come to Tucson almost every year for at least a week. We always go to this theater several times while here, seeing every movie they are showing while we are here that we have any interest in. They show movies that we just don't...More

Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

When I visit a new city, I always check to see if there's a good cinema. "Good" for me is a selection of current independent films...or maybe a repertory place screening classics or obscurities...or maybe a historic venue that predates our modern movie-house arenas. You...More

1  Thank ScottInPTC-GA
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This theater is a great local and independent movie house! The employees are friendly, the food options are great. Make sure to check each week for movie options. This past 4th of July we saw Top Gun and were home in time to see fireworks....More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I love this place. They offer all ranges of movies from new releases to black and white classics. They also recently added on a 3rd screen so they can now offer more movies and times. I personally love their Hayao Miyazaki series, where they do...More

Thank Cori B
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