Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall
515 West Automall Dr
Tucson, AZ 85705-6008
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If you're willing to wait a few weeks, you don't have to pay a high price to see the latest Hollywood releases: Tucson's GKC lets you watch them for a very nominal price, at full length! And here's the major attraction: On Tuesday nights, they allow you to bring your own bucket for popcorn and they fill it up at a very low price! Just go look at the crowds lining up on Tuesdays at this fabulous movie house just north of the Tucson Mall! Any day of the week, it offers concession stands that serve junk food that is much superior to anything offered at other theaters in town. Try the ice cream!
This multiplex has several screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
Due to massive construction at the university, Tucson's biggest carnival had to move from the University of Arizona campus to Rillito Downs, the historic racetrack on First Avenue. This gigantic annual event is the country's biggest carnival organized by students. Even though the location has moved, the fun remains the same. The event features food booths, concert stages, fun rides and kids' activities run entirely by student volunteers.
The Pound is a popular music venue that hosts entertaining gigs throughout the year. Featuring different bands/artists, it appeals to a wider base of music lovers. This modern venue is equipped with the latest acoustics system that further enhances the musical experience. While you are in town, do attend a gig here.
Tiny Town Gallery is a creative space used for concerts, movies and anything that is artistic. Done up minimally so that it can be transformed according to the event, Tiny Town also has a screen printing facility in its premises. Artists can create their own posters and stickers in this zone. A DIY venue, it is equipped with a good sound system and lighting to make any live gig a success. Some of their previous line ups are Terry Malts, Human Behavior and The Crux.
The American Indian nations across the continent have developed and preserved their music, dance and food through hundreds of years. This gathering is aimed at educating the public on their traditional culture. There is authentic artwork, demonstrations of dances and children's activities to promote a better understanding of the indigenous ways. The event is held at Rillito Park racetrack on a weekend in late November. Admission is USD5, and visitors are requested to bring a new toy for an American Indian child. Lots of free parking is available.
The Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center is named in honor of the Tucson resident’s over four decades-long stint at the city’s Parks and Recreation department. This venue plays host to an array of cultural and community events throughout the year. From fun days and game clubs, to fitness programs and fundraisers, their schedule offers something for all ages. Sports enthusiasts can avail of their excellent sporting facilities.
Located in Tucson, the Tucson Symphony Centre hosts a large schedule of enriching orchestra and symphony shows. The center is home to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for their 60 yearly performances. Many other touring performances also make a stop at this theater. The center is very modern and comfortable, and provides for great acoustics and views from nearly every seat.
This used to be Tucson's avant garde political theater, presenting plays about the plight of Mexican immigrants and other social issues. Now it's more romantic comedy and musical, but every once in a while, artistic director Susan Claasen presents a new play that intends to raise social consciousness again. It's a small theater with only 100 seats, which always gives productions a sense of intimacy and immediacy.
This 500-seat hall, located on the School for the Deaf and the Blind campus on the west side of town, has become one of Tucson's most popular venues for small orchestras, chamber musicians, folk music performers and dance troupes. Occasionally, it is used for corporate board meetings and scientific conferences. Acoustically, it has earned praise from noted musicians; quite an achievement in this age of questionable acoustic design. Call ahead for event schedules.
This 15-theater cineplex cinema inside the Foothills Mall in Tucson's northwest gives you all the latest releases from Hollywood all the time. The first show starts at 11a, and the last show is at 11p. The concession stands don't take credit cards, but you can purchase a coupon at the box office for food and drink items at the stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
A collective and collaborated effort, Dry River Collective is for Radicalism. A unique attempt to bring about change in the society and promote liberal ideas, it provides source to help attain this goal. The venue features a media center and written content and documents on such issues; it also screens movies and presents live acts. Usually focusing on local talents, it however also brings international artists. Apart from this it also offers a free store with apparel, books and stickers etc.