open air cinema at the Loft with movies now projected onto the back wall of the theatre and socially distant seating available in what is now that post summer evening sweet spot. This Saturday 10/3 sees the classic 1982 Poltergeist at 7pm. visit Loft site for ticket info here
Live concert music is on hold until the spread of Covid19 is halted. With attempts at adapting to streaming shows online having very mixed results, the entire industry is on hold. And yet, with that said, new use for old ways of doing things has created an opportunity to bring an outdoor concert experience to hundreds of crowds …..kinda. Enter: The Drive-in Theatre.
An american staple for teenagers and young love from the 50s thru the 70s Drive-in theatres fell out of vogue in the late 90s with the advent of bigger, newer, movie theatres and experiences like “digital surround sound”. As a result many such locations fell by the way side. Lost to progress. But now, old ideas can be new experiences again when necessity requires ingenuity. Interconnectable digital screens & 4k projectors, which are standards at any large concert nowadays can be adapted to create pop up drive ins where ever parking is available. And with everyone contained in their own vehicles the crowd control aspect is mitigated.
So with that, Metallica will produce a concert film that will be available for drive up viewing at outdoor screens nationwide. The audio will be broadcast via FM signal to each car and you won’t loose your friends in the crowd. Tickets and Locations | August 29th |
The Loft Cinema is under closure due to safety protocols, but it still has movies to show you. If you are a fan of the independent documentary and international art house cinema programming then you can goto the loft website and pick from over a dozen titles. Loft Website link
Timely and haunting investigative documentary like A Thousand Cuts
A coming of age comedy in Yes, God, Yes
and a good old fashioned horror movie like The Amulet
Buckle up for 12 straight hours of intergalactic excitement at The Loft Cinema’s Sci-Fi Slumber Party!, a non-stop excursion into the outer limits of space age cinema, featuring more aliens, robots and apocalyptic insanity than you can shake a light saber at! With 6 sci-fi classics, vintage movie trailers, trivia games and out-of-this-world prizes. The films included are-
7:00pm: Planet of the Apes / 50th Anniversary!
“A brilliant synthesis of story, theme, performance and innovation, it’s no wonder the original Planet of the Apes spawned the pop culture phenomenon we know today.” – IndieWire
Charlton Heston takes on a planet of “damn dirty apes” in this legendary sci-fi classic about a world that looks a lot like ours … until the apes start talking! A blockbuster hit that spawned a franchise that’s still going strong today, the one-and-only original Planet of the Apes is a smart, thrilling, thought-provoking slice of speculative fiction (with a screenplay co-written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling) that still chills today, 50 years after its initial release! (Dir. by Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968, USA, 112 mins., Rated G)
9:10pm: It! The Terror From Beyond Space
10:30pm: Edge of Tomorrow
12:40am: The Terminator
2:30am: Flash Gordon
4:40am: Pitch Black
Each year the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held annually in Alberta, Canada, head out on Tour making over 350 stops in nearly 40 countries around the world. These films offer a provocative exploration of the mountain world by featuring to exotic landscapes, remote cultures and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports. Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | time
Now in its 7th year the WildWild West Con
is 3 days of Cosplay and Victorian era science fiction. This year’s Convention theme is Robots vs Dinosaurs. Friday and Saturday night nightlife in the for of concerts, burlesque and drinking games. Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | 11am
Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, and one of the biggest underground film festivals in the country. Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation. Brink Market | 1100 S 6th Ave | Check Schedule