Super summer excitement returns to The Loft with our seventh annual Loft Kids Fest, formerly known as the Tucson International Children’s Film Festival! Each morning, kids and their parents can experience some of the best children’s films of all-time, along with fun games, interactive activities, super giveaways and crazy surprises. And best of all, it’s FREE!
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Join The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros at The Loft before A Town Called Panic on July 25! The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros reside on Dragoon Street in Trail Dust Town. The Pistoleros perform high-impact stunt shows with lots of high-falls, low-falls, fistfights, explosions, and family friendly slapstick comedy! See their stunt shows nightly at 7:00pm & 8:00pm!
Loft Kids Fest Kick Off at Trail Dust Town! / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Friday, Jul 19th 2013
To celebrate the kick off of the Loft Kids Fest, Trail Dust Town will have festivities on Friday, July 19 in The Savoy Opera House starting at 5:30pm! Wild West Trick Roper Loop Rawlins will perform, and we will screen his short film The Adventures Of Loop & Rhett!
Enjoy free musical entertainment, face-painting, balloon animals, and more!
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Sing-A-Long! / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Saturday, Jul 20th 2013
Take a wild trip into the world’s most scrumdillyumptious chocolate factory in this confectionary classic about a young boy named Charlie and his search for the golden ticket that will gain him access to the mysterious Willy Wonka’s candy-coated wonderland.
Matilda / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Sunday, Jul 21st 2013
Based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl, this is the basis for the current Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Don’t mess with Matilda!
The Point / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Monday, Jul 22nd 2013
This charming animated musical, featuring pop music by Harry Nilsson and narrated by Ringo Starr, tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of “Point,” where everything and everyone has one (a pointed head, that is).
The Painting / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Tuesday, Jul 23rd 2013
In this beautifully animated, action packed new film from France, the characters from a painting burst through the canvas and find themselves in the Painter’s studio.
The Land Before Time / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Wednesday, Jul 24th 2013
See what life was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth in this fun animated adventure from director Don Bluth (An American Tail) and producer Steven Spielberg (years before he told a much scarier dinosaur tale in Jurassic Park).
A Town Called Panic / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Thursday, Jul 25th 2013
The wild, wild west was never quite THIS wild! In this delightfully wacky stop-motion extravaganza from Belgium, three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse share a rambling house in a rural town that never fails to attract the craziest events.
Old West stunt show performed by the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros before the movie!
Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Friday, Jul 26th 2013
Everyone’s favorite Little Tramp rescues an abandoned baby, and over the years The Kid grows into an adorable 6-year old ragamuffin who becomes the Tramp’s inseparable sidekick.
Looney Tunes on the Big Screen! / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Saturday, Jul 27th 2013
Relive the Saturday mornings of yesteryear with your favorite Warner Brothers characters in a zany collection of vintage Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen!
Shrek / Loft Kids Fest
One showing only! Sunday, Jul 28th 2013
Based on the children’s book by William Steig, Shrek is a true animated classic with something for kids and adults alike.
I’ve been reporting on this children’s film festival for several years now, as well as volunteering at this independent film theater. This is one of their most popular family events, all for free. And check out other freebie offers for the festival as well, like goodie bags, popcorn, books, pre-movie entertainment by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store.