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Win: Chilling 'The Thing' can help you escape heat

Temperatures are set to spike this weekend, but you can dodge the onset of summer in the cool confines of the Loft Cinema, watching "The Thing" creepily infiltrate a snowbound Antarctic research station — and you could win free tickets!... Read more»1

Tie your weekend together with free 'Big Lebowski' tickets

With each line of dialogue more memorable — and quotable — than the last, the Coen Brother's supremely kooky slacker classic "The Big Lebowski" will roll its way onto the big screen at the Loft this weekend — and you could win free tickets!... Read more»

Free tickets: Legendary comedy 'Mad, Mad, Mad World' screening in 70mm

With almost too many stars to list, the 1963 comedy caper classic "It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is known for cramming live actors into crazy situations. Catch it as it expands across the big screen at the Loft on Saturday — and you could win free tickets!... Read more»

See 'Blade Runner' on the big screen - free

Decades before CGI made special effects easier to produce, Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" was a visual feast, a neo-noir sci-fi that has become a cult classic. You can see stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young on the big screen at the Loft this weekend — and you might just score a pair of free tickets!... Read more»

'Everybody Wants Some!!' free movie tickets

In what's billed as the "spiritual sequel" to director Richard Linklater's classic "Dazed and Confused," a similar group of party-hearty jocks looks for a good time as they declare their independence — set in college in the early 1980s rather than in a '70s high school.... Read more»

Don't miss out: Free tickets to 'Dough' movie

A challah recipe that's definitely not kosher for Passover brings together a Jewish London baker and a young Muslim apprentice in a the film "Dough." An accidental extra ingredient — egg wash isn't the only glazed about this bread — sends sales sky high. Win free tickets to a showing at the Loft.... Read more»

FactCheck: Is Sarah Palin 'as much a scientist' as Bill Nye?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently said she is “as much a scientist” as Bill Nye, best known for his children’s show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”... Read more»2

The squaw dress: A patch of Tucson’s fashion history

In the 1950s, Tucson was a major fashion industry player, all thanks to one garment: the squaw dress. Its influences can still be seen today, proving that despite an offensive name and changing styles, the dress's impact never truly faded. ... Read more»

Tribute to jazz great Mingus swings into Nogales hometown

Did you know that one of the most important figures in 20th century American music was born in Nogales? A festival this weekend will honor innovative jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. ... Read more»

Win: Tickets to 'Miles Ahead' film portrait

Trumpeter and bandleader Mile Davis almost single-handedly changed the direction jazz at least once per decade for nearly 50 years. Rather than producing a conventional biopic, actor and director Don Cheadle has released a fictional look at the musical genius's late '70s seclusion. Win tickets to see "Miles Ahead" at the Loft!... Read more»


Tucson-raised Garry Shandling dead at 66

Comedian and actor Garry Shandling died Thursday at age 66. Born in Chicago, he spent much of his childhood in Tucson and studied electrical engineering at the University of Arizona before breaking into the entertainment business as a writer.... Read more»1

Win tickets to 'Labyrinth' at the Loft

David Bowie never appeared in many conventional movies, but "Labyrinth," directed by Jim Henson of "Muppets" fame, produced by George Lucas and featuring a young Jennifer Connelly as well as the British rocker, may be among his least predictable. And we've got a pair of tickets that could be yours.... Read more»


Feb. 3, 1959: Drove my Chevy to the Levee

February 3 marks the anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," when pioneering rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a 1959 plane crash. Don McLean referenced the event in his hit song, "American Pie." So give today's earworm a listen.... Read more»1


Race and beyond: Why #oscarssowhite matters

The film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof.... Read more»


Not a fish tale: Abe Vigoda dead at 94

It's not a hoax this time, folks: weary-eyed character actor Abe Vigoda, long the subject of rumors of his passing, died Tuesday at age 94. In his honor, here's the theme to "Barney Miller" to get stuck in your head.... Read more»

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