Cinema La Placita’s June schedule, now at Tucson Museum of Art plaza


“Cinema La Placita, the downtown outdoor movie series that has become a summertime tradition continues its 18th season of showing classic films in the beautiful plaza of the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Tucson Museum of Art plaza, courtesy of Cinema La Placita

The move to the Tucson Museum of Art has brought a number of benefits to the event, including the dining at nearby Cafe a la Cart, food trucks and beer and wine available for sale to enjoy during the movie.

The June 2017 schedule is as follows, at 7:30 p.m.:

June 1 All the President’s Men PG (1976) Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards and Hal Holbrook.

June 8 The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! NR (1966) Starring Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin and Jonathan Winters. Directed by Norman Jewison.

June 15 Being There PG (1979) Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden and Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Hal Ashby. 

June 22 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Started to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb PG (1966) Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

June 29 The Manchurian Candidate PG-13 (1962) Starring Frank Sinatra, Janet eigh, Lawrence Harvey and Angela Lansbury. Directed by John Frankenheimer.

As always, since the film series began 18 years ago, admission is $3, and popcorn is free! Parking is available in the Tucson Museum of Art parking lot, as well as ample street parking in the surrounding area. Street parking is free after 5pm.

Since May 2000, Cinema La Placita has been showing classic movies outdoors in downtown Tucson. Chairs are provided, Cafe a la Cart is open for your dining pleasure. Ample nearby street parking is availble. Smoking is not permitted. Alcohol is not permitted except by purchase. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner.

Chairs are provided, and moviegoers are invited to bring their own chairs for sitting on the plaza. Fare from Café a la Cart rounds out the evening experience for movie goers at the new location. Alcohol is not permitted except by purchase. Abundant street parking is available.

Since 2000, Cinema La Placita has been screening classic films in downtown, charging only $3 per person admission, which includes popcorn.

Cinema La Placita, Inc. is a 501c3 non profit corporation, and all proceeds contribute directly to the programming of the film series. Sponsorship and donation information can be found at Follow Cinema La Placita on Facebook at or Twitter at “

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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).