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Stream movies at home via The Loft

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

Sci Fi Sleepover

Saturday, June 30th

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

the Loft Cinema | 3233 E Speedway | 7pm

 

BANFF Film Fest

Friday & Saturday

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

Friday Night Movie

Supeheroes, Skiers & Vampires

The latest installment of Marvel’s X-men franchise finds the Wolverine somewhere in a bleak future as old man Logan.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival stops by the Fox Theatre for their annual tour. 7:30pm

and The Loft’s Friday night Cult Classic is the late 80’s vampire story of the boys that never grow up.  10pm

Aliens in 70mm

Sunday October 23rd

“Game Over, Man!” Sigourney Weaver returns to stomp some major alien booty in James Cameron’s relentless, guns-blazing, feminist-tinged sequel to Alien, which combines horror, sci-fi and war movie conventions to brilliantly thrilling effect. Retrieved from a drifting escape pod where she has been held in suspended animation for fifty-seven years, a revived Ripley (Weaver, who earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her intense performance) is persuaded to return to the planet LV-426, where her former ship picked up the alien, as the human colony since established on the distant world has suddenly gone mysteriously silent. Arriving at the colony with a platoon of macho space marines, Ripley finds that a plucky young girl named Newt is the sole inhabitant — aside from literally hundreds of hungry, slavering xenomorphs. With the soldiers picked off one by one, a knock-down, drag-out, all-female showdown brews between the vicious alien queen and Ripley, who’s become a surrogate mother to Newt … and only one mother is getting out alive. Thrilling, terrifying and even emotionally moving, Aliens remains one of the greatest science fiction blockbusters in movie history, driven by the sensational Sigourney Weaver, whose intelligent, ferocious performance as Lt. Ellen Ripley redefined the cinematic action hero. (Dir. by James Cameron, 1986, USA, 137 mins., Rated R) via Loftcinema
Loft Cinema | 3233 E Speedway | 230pm

Shin Godzilla

Tuesday October 11th

Shin Godzilla ( also known as Godzilla Resurgence) is a 2016 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and Toho’s third reboot of the franchise.  The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, with a screenplay by Anno and visual effects by Higuchi and stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara and reimagines Godzilla’s origins where he emerges in modern Japan for the first time.   Inspiration for the film was drawn from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

In December 2014, Toho announced plans for a new domestic Godzilla film. Anno and Higuchi were announced as the film’s directors in March 2015 and principal photography began on September and ended in October with the special effects work following in November that year. Shin Godzilla was released in Japan on July 29, 2016 in IMAX,4DX, recieved mostly positive reviews from critics, and was a box office success, becoming the highest grossing live-action Japanese film for 2016. via film wiki
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