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.
The 9th annual summer western movie, Oklahoma!, starring starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, will be shown at a matinee on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.
The Empire Ranch Foundation greatly appreciates the support of The Green Valley Pecan Company, Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, and The Loft Cinema who sponsored the 2018 showing of the Outlaw Josey Wales.
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.