New Loft Theatre

504 N. Fremont Avenue,
Tucson, AZ 85719

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May 1992 aerial view

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The New Loft theatre was an independent theatre that stood at 504 N. Fremont Avenue near the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

It was known as the "Play Box" (c.1963), then the "Loft", and became the "New Loft" c.1972 after it switched to independent and art films. The property was bought by the University in the late-1980’s and apparently the building that housed the theatre was demolished to make way for a parking structure.

Not to be confused with the "Loft Cinema" (formerly known as "Showcase 1 & 2") at 3233 E Speedway Boulevard in Tucson.

Contributed by Edward Cook

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popvoid on January 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

The Loft was an interesting little theater. It alternated between sexploitation and arthouse films, but it didn’t segregate the trailer screenings to match the audiences. I went here to see a Joseph Strick double bill (ULYSSES and THE BALCONY) and they showed the trailer for LOVE CAMP SEVEN.

Originalname37 on February 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I used to go to the New Loft when I was in high school and college. They were operating until at least 1990. In addition to the art pics, in the ‘80s they also had an amazing midnight Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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