Western Movies

Each summer the Empire Ranch Foundation celebrates classic Western movies with outdoor showings at the Historic Empire Ranch and on the big screen at The Loft Cinema in Tucson.

The Empire Ranch Foundation greatly appreciates the support of  The Loft Cinema’s sponsorship of these movie showings.  The events help support the preservation of the Historic Empire Ranch on Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Sonoita.

Western Movies at the Loft Cinema

Gunfight at the OK Corral

September 11, 2022

Showing at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 

Save the date for the Sunday, September 11th matinee showing of Gunfight at the OK Corral at the Loft Cinema in Tucson.  Released in 1957 the film features Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday.  Portions of the movie were filmed on the Empire Ranch.

Prior to the movie a panel of film experts will provide interesting background information about the film, with audience participation invited.  Doors Open at 2:00pm, Panel Presentation at 2:30pm, Show Time at 3:00pm.

Click here to purchase your tickets in advance ($25).  Tickets can also be purchased ($30) at the door on September 11th.

Past movie showings have included:   Red RiverMonte Walsh,  3:10 to Yuma,  El Dorado, The Shootist, Westward the Women,  Ride the High Country, the Outlaw Josey Wales, and Oklahoma.

Loft Solar Cinema

The Loft Solar Cinema is  a program that allows Southern Arizona communities to enjoy a free screening of a film of their choosing. The Empire Ranch Foundation has partnered with The Loft Cinema to  host showings of  3:10 to Yuma (2018); Red River (2019); and Last Train from Gun Hill (2022).

The showings take place outdoors at Empire Ranch Headquarters. A cargo van outfitted with solar panels powers a 12 or 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.