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.

Loft Solar Cinema

Last Train from Gun Hill

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Outdoor screening begins at sundown (8 p.m.)

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn headline this suspenseful 1959 Western classic of revenge and redemption.   Directed by John Sturges (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), the film follows U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan (Douglas) on the trail of his wife’s killer. Adding a dark twist to the tale—the suspect’s father is Morgan’s longtime friend, Craig Beldon (Quinn), a wealthy and powerful cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill who has come to believe that he and his family are above the law.  But Morgan is determined to capture the killer and take him away by the 9:00 train, against all odds.  Shot on location at Empire Ranch in Sonoita, Arizona!

Bring your own seating.  A chuckwagon dinner of Carne Asada or Chicken with Coleslaw and Beans is available from 6-8 p.m. Click here to purchase chuckwagon dinner tickets. Tickets can also be purchased on site.

The screening is part of Solar Cinema, a program that allows Southern Arizona communities to enjoy a free screening of a film of their choosing! A cargo van outfitted with solar panels which power a 12 or 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.

Western Movies at the Loft Cinema

Movies shown on the Loft Cinema in Tucson includes knowledgeable presentations by guest speakers, with audience participation invited.

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.