|Address:||3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA|
One of the best theaters in the U.S! If you really love film, then you should go to the Loft, become a member, and start seeing fantastic films, from the ones you wont see anywhere else, ("Wetlands") to the films you wont see anywhere else because everyone else was too cowardly to show it ("The Interview") to the films that you wont see anywhere else because they are so entertainingly bad they show up at the "Mondo Monday" screenings ("The Sun Demon" or "The Room") to the films that you wont see anywhere else because they are so informative or inspirational ("Mikes Vermeer" or "The Unbelievers") to the films that you wont see anywhere else because they are so rare (1902s "Trip to the Moon") to the films that you wont see anywhere else because they are so good ("Bubba Ho-Tep") to the films you wont see anywhere else because they uncover the hard truth ("Roger and Me") A wonderful staff, great beverage selections from sodas to wines, beers, and teas, hot pizza and other snacks, and even the free popcorn for members is organic and yummy! This is not just a theater. It is an institution! Anyone who REALLY likes films, should become a member!
The Loft offers an amazing variety of films. From featured directors, to mondo Mondays, to the longest running Rocky Horror Picture show, film festivals, community showings, live broadcasts, documentaries, dramas, comedies, there are a lot of options. There are free showings and free popcorn for members and membership is very affordable. The membership pays for itself with the free snacks, shows and ticket discounts, pretty fast. I am so glad we have the Loft cinema in our community. First Friday offers First Friday Shorts, community made films hosted by Max Cannon, that will surprise and amuse. The renovations will make this theatre amazing and make it comfortable for more people, and more accessible to those with wheelchairs and disabilities.
This is my favorite theater in the whole world! It is an independent movie theater that shows current films and older classics. In addition to newly released films, The Loft presents academy award nominated shorts, foreign films, and documentaries. It hosts numerous themed showings such as womens, environmental, and international events films. It is also the place to view whacked out Sci-Fi. The Loft sponsors First Friday shorts, a program in which local filmmakers have a chance to show their work. You can purchase organic popcorn with real butter, pizza, beer, wine, cider, candy, scones, cookies and other snacks. Members get free popcorn, 2 passes, and discounted admission. Plus there is a Saturday morning Farmers Market.
This locally-owned non-profit temple to all things film is an absolute treasure. The staff, the theatres (particularly with the expansion and improvements to the original main auditorium and the more intimate upstairs), and the renovation and creation of the wonderful all-digital third screen in the adjacent building are all portents to a rich and wonderful future. The crowds are lively, engaged, and a true cross-section of Tucson with programming to match all the ages and interests. Ive yet to be in a screening of any film where I found myself irritated by the behavior of anyone attending. Folks come here because they wish to share the communal experience that is the magic of film.
If youre a fan of MST3K, The Lofts Mondo Monday is for you. Jeff introduces wonderfully bad movies which are then shown in their entirety with no censoring. Throughout the movie, the audience comments, cheers, laughs, boos, etc. It is great fun. If that isnt your cup of tea, they also have sing-a-long events with some of the great musicals. These are complete with introductions by Jeff and costume contests. They also show classic, cult classic, and independent movies. For some of these events they have guest appearances from actors and others associated with the movie being shown. All in all, it is a wonderful place for movie buffs of all types.
cin·e·phile ˈsinəˌfīl/ noun a person who is fond of motion pictures This is the defintion of what you are if you are right this moment reading the review section for The Loft Cinema. With variety in their pocket you wont have trouble finding something to see during the week. They have two screens and enough sitting to be able and enjoy your eyes candy with independent film makers ranging from cinema classics like David Lynch to ypur pulp classics with the not so well known directors. A menu ranging from popcorn to Mexican hot dogs to red wine or a local brew; enjoy it while seated in comfort to the silver screen.
I enjoy the movies that I have been to at The Loft Theater. The staff is friendly and helpful.. Its great the facility has expanded. My concern is how late some movies air. For instance, Mood Indigo with Audrey Tataou happens to be showing tonight at 9:30 P.M. It would be appreciated if more movies could be shown earlier in the afternoon or evening. As a teacher, I get up a 5 A.M., and especially during the summer season, I want to watch films earlier. Then, I can give the film my best attention. Hope to be able to get to The Loft more in the future. Its great we have a local arts theater.
I was also a witness to a man trying to warn the Loft about a guy who was acting suspiciously. The manger just kept saying that he knew the guy and it was alright. Then he told the man if he didnt like it he could leave. The man said hed been going there for years and would never return. The manger just said, "thats fine." Not sure what went down after that but the man and his kids left a minute later with some bearded guy following him out in to the hall. Seems like the management really didnt take this seriously. Ill never go back and neither will my son or daughter.
A very cool venue showing a variety of films. The concessions are good and fairly priced (as far as movie theaters go). The theaters themselves are small but clean and modern. I know it isnt the lofts fault, but the clientele it attracts can often be less than desirable. Ive been to several screenings with people yelling out lines of the movie and being generally disruptive. (I get it, youve seen Fight Club fifty times, just like everyone here.) I guess her selection of flea market tattoos or dozens of piercings werent enough to get my attention.
Visited for my first time on 11/3/16 to watch The Trail Running Film Festival. The Show was great. The venue is cute. However, it was FREEZING in the theater. I was wearing jean pants and a sweater and was still freezing. I expected it to be cool, but that freaking cold is unacceptable. I know others felt the same way. Had the tickets not cost $20, I would have left, but 3.5 hrs is a long time to be that uncomfortable which is the reason for my rating. Will pass on the opportunity to revisit.
We have been visiting Tucson for years and always visited The Loft to catch indie films and be among people who genuinely enjoy movies. Having just moved to Tucson (April), one of the first things we did was JOIN The Loft as members and couldnt be happier to see that they have recently added a 3rd screen and also serve Tucson Tamales (delicious). Thanks Loft members, patrons, and employees for making The Loft a great place to see films not always easy to find!
Travis Duran Jr
I didnt know mom and pop theaters still existed until I encountered the loft. Both friendly for families and adults, this theater packs a wide range of movies, especially those classics near and dear. They offer food and drinks that will keep your taste buds wanting more including pizza, pretzels, adult beverages, and specialty items from the community. Each year we attend the Family Fest. My wife and I can not wait to visit next time we can find a sitter.