Before modern cinema, the term motion picture referred to tossing children’s artwork out the window. Hold on to your finger paintings with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a cinema package for two at The Loft Cinema (up to a $34 total value), which includes the following:
- Two general-admission tickets (up to a $9 value each)
- Two medium beverage-and-popcorn combos (an $8 value each)
The Loft Cinema, a nonprofit film house and Perennial Winner of Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson awards, showcases independent, classic, foreign, and cult films. Current showings include critically acclaimed, modern masterpieces such as Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia and Cookie Monster’s directorial debut, Being Elmo, as well as special screenings of holiday-time favorites including The Nightmare Before Christmas and New Year’s classics such as Citizen Kane. Popcorn enhanced by real butter wins the support of taste buds and saves movie-goers the trouble of churning their own condiments in the parking lot. Although not included in the value of this Groupon, other theatrical snacks at The Loft’s concession stand include Fresco pizza, vegan cookies, beer, and wine.
The Loft Cinema
Since 2002 The Loft Cinema, a nonprofit, has unspooled a constantly changing lineup of independent, foreign, and classic films. The classic big screen in the main theater and secondary screen upstairs flicker with a full schedule of small-run documentaries and feature films. Special themed series—such as Late Night Cult Classics, which exposes night owls to quirky hits, and One Hit Wonders, one-night-only showings of thought-provoking documentaries—bring little-seen titles to life in brilliant 35 mm. An eclectic concession stand dispenses snacks both familiar and creative, including popcorn drizzled with real butter, vegan cookies, craft beers, and licorice boom mics that are slowly lowered over guests’ heads.
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