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Date(s) - 04/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Old Tucson


Rio Bravo Under the Stars


This screening will take place outdoors at Old Tucson. Please bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available.

See how the west was won at this special 60th anniversary outdoor screening of the 1959 Shot at Old Tucson classic, Rio Bravo, shown on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable screen near the adobe ruins used in the film! See the sets of the four John Wayne films shot at Old Tucson, plus enjoy John Wayne trivia before the show. Delicious food and drinks will be available for sale, including a full bar, theater snacks and Big Jake’s BBQ sandwiches. And tell ‘em John Wayne sent ya! Tickets are available in advance online here and at Old Tucson’s Front Gate and Gift Shop. Tickets can also be purchased day-of at the gate (please note seating is limited).

Filmed on location at legendary Old Tucson Studios, the thrilling 1959 Western Rio Bravo stands tall as one of the all-time greats of the genre. John Wayne stars as John T. Chance, a sheriff who enlists the help of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin), in arresting an ill-intentioned gunslinger. But when the outlaw’s brother and his gang make clear their plans to spring him from jail, Chance and Dude look to over-the-hill Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and brash young cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to assist them in fending off the bad guys until proper reinforcements can arrive. Along for the ride is the tender but tough saloon gal Feathers (Angie Dickinson), a woman with past – and her eye on Chance. Directed for maximum entertainment value by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo is an iconic action masterpiece that has influenced generations of directors, including John Carpenter, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino.

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    • Hi there. Our final two films in this series are Young Guns 2, Saturday May 4th, and The Quick and the Dead, Saturday, June 15. Hope you can make one or both of those!

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