on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 12:30 AM
What better way to take shelter from the summer heat than in the oasis of an air-conditioned movie theater? The Loft Cinema’s got you covered with a variety of events over the next few weeks. Here’s a few to check out:
Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides
This event spotlights the documentary about one artist’s integration of nature and human change. It chronicles the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural media, like ice and rock, to create works of art in nature. A panel discussion organized by the UA Water Resources Research Center and the Sky Island Alliance will follow the film. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31. Regular admission prices; general admission $9.75.
First Friday Shorts
Now’s your chance to show off your talents as a filmmaker. Each month, the Loft Cinema holds a short film contest, where any film under 15 minutes long has a shot at making it to the big screen. It’s up to the audience to decide which film wins the monthly grand prize of $200. Limit to show the first 15 films brought in each month. Films must be brought in prior to the start of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. For more complete rules and terms, visit the Loft's website. 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. $5 for Loft Cinema members, $6 general admission.
The Doctor from India
Take a look into the world of holistic health practices with this film, presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda. The movie follows Vasant Lad, who brought Ayurveda, an ancient medical practice, to the West from India in the 1970s. The movie will follow up with a short Q-and-A session on Ayruveda. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. $10 general admission and $8 for Loft members.
Avengers: Infinity War
If you missed out on this hero-packed adventure when it first came out or simply want to fill the void until the next Marvel movie release, head over to the UA Mall on the University of Arizona campus for an outdoor screening. The movie will be projected on the Loft’s inflatable Solar Cinema screen. Open to the general public. 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Free admission. UA Mall.
The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long
Belt out your favorite hits from The Greatest Showman with this Sing-A-Long. The lyrics to songs such as “This is Me” and “The Other Side” will be onscreen and ready for the crowd to join in. Don your best circus-inspired outfit for a chance to win a prize. 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. $10 Loft members and children 12 and under, $12 general admission.
All events, except the Avengersshowing, will be at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.