Classic computer movie “Tron” coming to the Loft (June 11 & 12)

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70MM SHOWCASE!

TRON

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11 AT 7:30PM & SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT NOON | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES, Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“See Jeff Bridges trapped inside a computer in the groundbreaking 1982 special effects extravaganzaTron, presented on the big screen in glorious, mind-blowing 70mm!

A landmark in computer animation, and one of the very first feature films to reflect the video-game craze of the 1980s, Disney’s action/adventure Tron stars a young Jeff Bridges as hot-shot computer programmer Kevin Flynn, who becomes trapped inside the very game that he’s programming. Flynn’s nemesis is his glory-grabbing boss, Ed Dillinger (David Warner), who likewise metamorphoses into a video-game character. The title character, a computer-generated superhero, is played by Bruce Boxleitner. As Tron aides Flynn in his efforts to escape from the video game world, they must also band together to defeat the evil Master Control Program, whose long range ambitions include not only ruling the video game realm, but also taking over the real world as well! Cue a harrowing series of thrilling video game adventures, including high-speed Light Cycle matches, electronic disc battles and Solar Sailer simulations as the ultimate struggle for computer control heats up to epic proportions, and Flynn is left hoping it’s not “Game Over” for himself and the rest of the human race!  Visually dazzling and cool as all get out, the groundbreaking Tron, shot almost entirely in 65mm Super Panavision, represented the absolute cutting edge in computer special effects back in 1982, making every ‘80s kid wish they could live inside a video game, and paving the way for the CGI- heavy blockbusters of today.    Don’t miss what might be your only chance to see it on the big screen in glorious 70mm! (Dir. by Steven Lisberger, 1982, USA, 96 mins., Rated PG)

Presented in 70mm! With a greater aspect ratio and higher resolution than35mm film, 70mm is sharper, richer and more immersive – the ultimate in film projection.”

 

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).