August Schedule for Cinema La Placita

The August 2015 schedule is as follows (from Erika O’Dowd, founder of Cinema La Placita).  Don’t miss the August 20 movie –  “A Kiss Before Dying”, filmed in Tucson, starring Robert Wagner.
Kiss Before dying
August 6 The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) NR Starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple
August 13 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) NR Starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham and Robert Duvall.
August 20 A Kiss Before Dying (1956) NR Starring Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward and Virginia Leith.
August 27 Best in Show (2000) PG-13 Starring Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Catherine O’Hara, Michael McKean. DIrected by Christopher Guest.
The August 20 screening of “A Kiss Before Dying” is shown in conjunction with the Downtown Tucson Partnership and Do Happy Tucson as part of celebrating Tucson’s birthday this year!  (it’s actually Do Happy Today – see comment below).

This season, audience members on Facebook and at the movies each week will vote for the upcoming month’s movies. However, Facebook votes count only once. Beginning in May, moviegoers who attend the movies can cast $3 – one for each dollar of admission.
Admission is $3 per person, which includes popcorn.
The Cinema La Placita outdoor film series began with a grant from the City of Tucson in 2000 and has screened over 375 movies in downtown Tucson. Many changes have come and gone and come again to downtown since Cinema La Placita projected its first film in May 2000.
$3 per person includes popcorn for these events.
Since April 2000, Cinema La Placita has been showing classic films, outdoors in the lovely plaza setting of La Placita Village (100 S. Church Ave.). All films begin at 7:30pm each Thursday evening, May through August. $3-per-person admission includes popcorn. All proceeds contribute directly to the programming of the series. Cinema La Placita, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

La Placita Village is located at the southwest corner of Broadway and Church Avenue in downtown Tucson. Ample parking is available in the La Placita Parking Garage located on Stone Avenue just south of Broadway. Chairs are provided, but guests are welcome to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Restaurants of La Placita Village are available for dining and refreshments. Alcohol is not permitted in the plaza.
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Thanks for the August 20th Birthday shout out. I know Erika calls our effort Do Happy Tucson, and I saw the link, thankfully, did go to our correct name, Do Happy Today (that’s because we aren’t only in Tucson). Also, CakesforCauses is providing free cupcakes! Again, thanks for the sharing.

    • Thanks for your comment and info Anita — added Do Happy Today link to the text above. We’ll look forward to the free cup cakes too.

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