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.
Don’t miss the showing of our 6th annual summer western movie on August 10, 2016. This year it’s the superb, but unusual, 1951 film Westward the Women starring Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, and John McIntire, about a group of 200 single women in the 1850’s forming a wagon train led by Taylor going from Chicago to their future husbands in California. Directed by the legendary William Wellman, the film is gritty and ahead of its time, and considered by critics to be one of the most under-rated westerns.
Our program also will feature actor William Wellman, Jr., who wrote Wild Bill Wellman, the biography of his dad. We are thrilled to have Mr. Wellman Jr. join us and look forward to some wonderful anecdotes of his dad and Hollywood as it was! Click here to purchased your tickets: $20 for ERF members; $25 for non-members; or $30 at the door.
The Western Movies at the Loft events support the preservation of the Historic Empire Ranch on Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Sonoita. We are grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of The Green Valley Pecan Company, Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, and Strategic Issues Management Group.
Past movie showings have included: Red River, Monte Walsh, 3:10 to Yuma, El Dorado , and The Shootist.