The Loft Cinema has been a mission-driven, membership-supported nonprofit arts organization since November 2002, serving the greater Tucson area and all of Southern Arizona.
Without The Loft, audiences in Southern Arizona would not have access to the many films and visiting filmmakers who have enriched Tucson’s cultural identity. The Loft’s signature events are screenings with filmmaker Q&As, with more than 450 film industry professionals and scholars visiting the theatre to date. The Loft 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. Every year The Loft has dozens of community partners working to create community and raise awareness of a myriad of issues.
The Loft hosts an annual international film festival in November and a free children’s film festival every July.
Voted BEST OF TUCSON every year since 2002 by readers of the Tucson Weekly, The Loft Cinema has received several other awards, including a Lumie from the Tucson Pima Arts Council for Emerging Arts Organization.
PSA created by the students at SUVA. Southwest University of Visual Arts began with two students and has grown into a regionally accredited, nationally recognized university with campuses in Tucson, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM. SUVA strives to be an exemplary force in higher education and recognized as a leading university of art and design.