Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary


The Loft Film Fest is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

This screening will take place outdoors on “Hippie Hill” at Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Boulevard. Please bring your own seating. The You Sly Dog and Sarge’s Cheesecakes food trucks will be on site serving up delicious treats!

Himmel Park goes Jurassic as the Loft Film Fest celebrates the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s original dino-adventure with a free outdoor Solar Cinema screening of Jurassic Park in the park! “Hold onto your butts!”

Jurassic Park is non-stop fun … it remains an absolute thrill from a Spielberg in top form:  funny, scary, fast-moving and full of just-right details.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday

Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster prehistoric creature feature Jurassic Park was advertised as “An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making,” and that about sums things up in this pulse-pounding thrill-ride that made the whole world go dino-crazy.  The non-stop excitement begins on a remote island, where a wealthy entrepreneur (Richard Attenborough) secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Park guests can theoretically have a good time getting up close and personal with real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors and even a terrifying T-Rex with a very bad attitude. But when the park’s security system breaks down during a tropical storm, the cranky creatures break out and run amok, wreaking havoc on unsuspecting visitors Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum (not to mention Samuel L. Jackson’s arm!), in the process proving that dinosaurs and humans should definitely NOT inhabit the Earth simultaneously. Based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, the spine-tingling Jurassic Park proved that Spielberg was still capable, almost two decades after Jaws, of scaring the living beejeesus out of moviegoers everywhere. (Dir. by Steven Spielberg, 1993, USA, 126 mins., Rated PG-13)

Special thanks to our community partners, Tucson Wildlife Center, UA Department of Geosciences, S.Y.STEM Coalition, and Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange