Most folks think movies are a great way to relax, and Tucson, Arizona boasts many theaters located conveniently around the city. No matter where you live in Tucson there will always be a movie theater close to your home.
To combine shopping and a movie, you can go to the Foothills Mall. Located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the mall features a fifteen-screen multiplex cinema along with over 90 stores for you to shop in before or after your show. Meanwhile, another popular mall-based theater is the Century 20 at El Con Mall. El Con can always be counted on to have new releases as well as movies that may have been out for a bit longer.
If you don’t mind waiting a few weeks to see that newest big release, you can catch it at theaters like the Gateway Century 12 for a much cheaper price than first-run features. In fact, tickets at the Gateway Century 12 are usually less than five dollars each, with even lower prices for children and seniors. Additionally, the theater also has a Senior Day, which lowers the price for a senior ticket even further, and All Day Tuesday, when tickets for everyone can be up to half-off the normal price. For movie buffs who want to save a few bucks, the Gateway Century 12 offers a way to please both your mind and your wallet.
Other theaters in the Tucson area include the Century 20 at Park Place Mall, Tucson Spectrum 18, the Grand Cinemas Crossroads 6, Harkins AMC Loews Foothills 15, Oracle View, Tower Theatre, Century Oro Valley Marketplace and the Trans-Lux Desert Sky Cinema.
Finally, for “indie” aficionados, there’s no better place than The Loft Cinema Movie Theatre. The Loft, a nonprofit, independent art house, shows movies ranging from low-budget horror flicks to independently-released films. It’s perfect for those nights when you want to see a movie that’s different from the normal Hollywood fare.