July 2015 schedule of Cinema La Placita


From Erika O’Dowd, founder of Cinema La Placita:

“In June, voters on Facebook and downtown at the movies have voted between two possible schedules for July, and the results are in!”

The July 2015 schedule is as follows:

July 2 Private Benjamin (1980) Starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan and Armand Asante. (was previously scheduled on June 4th, but rained out)


July 9 Pillow Talk (1959) Starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day.

July 16 Key Largo (1948) Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Directed by John Huston.

July 23 The Night of the Hunter (1955) Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Directed by Charles Laughton.

July 30 The Odd Couple (1968) Starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Directed by Gene Saks.

$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. 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 (100 S. ChurchAve.) 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.

The weather is of course unpredictable everywhere, but in Tucson it’s even more so!It can be pouring rain at 6pm and beautiful and cool and sunny at 7.

Under most circumstances, we wait until 7pm to decide whether or not to

cancel the movie. If you are a Twitter-er, you can follow CinemaLaPlacita

on Twitter, and receive an update. You can also call the hotline at

326-5282 to hear a recorded message. The message will be updated at 7pm,

so call just after then.

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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).


  1. Plus on 2nd Saturday Downtown on July 11: SATURDAY, JULY 11

    FROZEN (2013) Rated PG

    7:30pm! KIDS’ EVENTS BEGIN AT 6:30!


    We’ll be at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum in the Historic Train Depot, 414 E. Toole Ave.

    • Hmmm… I haven’t been planning on showing “The Battle of Algeirs”. It looks like a very interesting film, although we stay away from foreign language films that require reading subtitles (there is often too much ambient light for them to be reliably legible).

      There is a place to make movie suggestions on the website, http://www.cinemalaplacita.com. Please bear in mind that not all suggestions can be shown, owing to licensing availability, cost, and other factors.

      • thanks for responding Erika. I can understand the problem with foreign language films & subtitles. And I appreciate the link to where our readers can make movie suggestions.

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