by Allie Leach
The Loft kicks off their Fifth Annual Tucson International Children's Film Festival this Saturday, July 23rd at 10am. The event is sponsored by Tucson Medical Center and hosted by the sweet-heart staff at Ms. Tiggle Winkle's Toys. And best of all, it's free!
Before each feature, great short films from around the world will be shown. This Saturday's feature is a sing-a-long to the musical Annie, featuring everyone's favorite curly headed ginger! (Well, unless you prefer Carrot Top). You and your kids can sing your little hearts out to classic hits like "Tomorrow," "It's a Hard Knocked Life," and "Your Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile."
In addition to the screening, there will be fun games, interactive activities, free giveaways, tons-o-popcorn and crazy surprises. Seating is limited to availability on a first come-first seated basis. No advance tickets. The Loft folks ask that you please arrive before 10 am, since many screenings will be filled to capacity. Seriously, get there really early. Otherwise, you'll be dealing with a disappointed child who thought he or she would be seeing a movie. No one wants that.
The Film Festival runs every morning at 10am from July 23-July 31 at The Loft. For more on the festival and upcoming screenings, visit the Loft's website.