Each summer the Empire Ranch Foundation celebrates classic Western movies with a showing on the big screen at The Loft Cinema in Tucson. The fundraiser event also includes knowledgeable presentations by guest speakers, with audience participation invited. Stay tuned for the 2020 date and movie selection.
The 9th annual summer western movie, Oklahoma!, starring starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, was shown at a matinee on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Doors opened at 2:00 pm, with a special exhibit of the “Surrey With The Fringe on Top” that was used in this musical, followed by the 3:00 pm show time. Tickets were $15 for ERF members and $20 for non-members.
The Empire Ranch Foundation greatly appreciates the support of The Loft Cinema who sponsored the 2019 showing of Oklahoma! The Western Movies at the Loft events support the preservation of the Historic Empire Ranch on Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Sonoita.
Past movie showings have included: Red River, Monte Walsh, 3:10 to Yuma, El Dorado, The Shootist, Westward the Women, Ride the High Country, and the Outlaw Josey Wales.