Movies made in Arizona Archives

Arizona On The Silverscreen 1980-1989 (Part 5)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - three people in a phone booth
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Here’s Part 5 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1980-1989. Stir Crazy 1980 Florence, Tucson Used Cars 1980 Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson Tom Horn 1980 Tucson Let’s Spend the Night Together 1981 Arizona State University Private Lessons 1981 Phoenix The Cannonball… Read More →

Arizona On The Silver Screen 1970-1979 (Part 4)

Chewbacca and Han Solo aiming blasters at the viewer - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 Yuma
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Here’s Part 4 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1970-1979. The Great White Hope 1970 Globe Billy Jack 1971 Prescott Bless the Beasts and Children 1971 Prescott Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Flagstaff, Kingman Joe Kidd 1972 Tucson Junior Bonner 1972 Prescott… Read More →

Arizona On The Silver Screen 1960-1969 (Part 3)

Men on choppers driving across the desert
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Here’s Part 3 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1960-1969. Cimmaron 1960 Tucson Guns of the Timberland 1960 Williams Psycho 1960 Phoenix The Comancheros 1961 Sedona How the West Was Won 1962 Prescott, Superior, Tucson Rio Lobo 1962 Tucson Captain… Read More →

Arizona on the Silver Screen 1950-1959 (Part 2)

Space ships flying over a crashed plane
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Here’s Part 2 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1950-1959. Copper Canyon 1950 Sedona Winchester ‘73 1950 Tucson David and Bathsheba 1951 Nogales Arena 1953 Cottonwood The War of the Worlds 1953 Florence, Phoenix Apache 1954 Sedona Johnny Guitar 1954… Read More →

Arizona on the Silverscreen 1927-49 (Part 1)

Photo of a man on a horse on the edge of a butte
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Many films have been shot in Arizona because of its movie-making friendly weather. Arizona also has a wide range of geographical zones that allow for such extreme differences, such as Old Tucson for Westerns to the Imperial Sand Dunes near Yuma for such films as “Star Wars” and “Jarhead,” as well as Route 66 in… Read More →