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11 Tours of Fall Color And Bonus Splurges
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Twin Cities Cheap Flicks: $2 Movies at Riverview Theater + More Discounts
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Got Preschoolers? 10 Twin Cities Spots to Entertain & Educate

11 Tours of Fall Color And Bonus Splurges

Fall color is one reason this is my favorite time of year.  I love the fun days of summer and the hopeful days of spring and the quietness of winter (until it starts to go on eight months and more, then it’s just being passive aggressive), but my absolute without a doubt favorite time of the year is the fall.  When the air turns crisp in the evenings and I can smell the earthy scent of the maturing plants, I shiver in delight. I grin when I can pull out my favorite sweater or jeans and lace up my cute leather boots while packing my children’s school supplies into their backpacks. While making a cup of coffee and wrapping myself in my favorite afghan to sit on my front step, I sigh.

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Twin Cities Cheap Flicks: $2 Movies at Riverview Theater + More Discounts

TwinCities Cheap Flicks

As a family of six we have attended one — count it, one — movie together in an actual movie theater. After factoring in even matinee ticket prices, a jumbo tub of popcorn and a box of Milk Duds, it’s just too tough to justify the splurge when we can cozy up at home with Netflix and a couple bags of microwaved ‘corn.

I am not immune, however, to the somewhat throwback charm of the big screens. I spent half of high school selling tickets and popping corn at a second-run cineplex and loved (almost) every minute of it. So between the nostalgia and the obvious need for a bargain, when our family members head out to the movies, we look no further than the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. You can’t beat the ticket prices ($2 for matinees, kids 11 & under and all ages Tuesdays and only a buck more for adult evening tickets – cash only) or the fresh popcorn with real butter! The prices for treat deals will make a large family cry tears of joy, as well. Plus, the ambiance — 50’s era living room decor and an enormous screening room with comfy stadium seating — is half the fun.

Riverview Theater - One of our favorite cheap flicks venues

Other Twin Cities Movie Houses with Cheap Flicks

Here are some other movie houses around town where you might catch a bargain or otherwise more kid-friendly flick with your young ones:

  • Hopkins Cinema 6 | Matinees, child admission & Terrific Tuesdays all just $2.50; $3 evenings
  • St Anthony Main Theatre | Minneapolis – Tuesdays: $5 tickets and $3 soda or popcorn
  • Marcus Theaters | Elk River, Hastings, Oakdale, Rosemount & Shakopee – Super Saver Day programs: $5 tickets for all on Tuesdays, $6 for students on Thurs. Join their rewards program for concession specials.
  • Plaza Theater | Maplewood – all shows $3, Tuesdays only two bucks
  • Emagine Theaters | Delano, East Bethel, Lakeville, Monticello, Rogers, Waconia, White Bear & Willow Creek (Plymouth) – many theater locations offer $5.85 matinees or showings all day, all ages
  • Woodbury 10 Theatre | Matinees just $5 daily, children & seniors always $5 tickets – refillable popcorn bucket – free refills all year $25.
  • New Hope Cinema Grill | Tickets always $3-$4/pp and only $2 on Tuesdays
  • Showplace Icon West End | St Louis Park – $5.36 ticket Tuesdays and matinees
  • St Michael Cinema – All matinees $5, all ages daily, kids always $5

Have any to add to the list? Drop us a line and let us know!


Prices last verified 9/13/2018

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Got Preschoolers? 10 Twin Cities Spots to Entertain & Educate

Kids are preschoolers for such a short time, aren’t they? Before you know it, they are heading off to school and then middle school and then conquering the world.

The fall has come where I find myself finally down to one kid at home during the day. My preschooler and I are now able to see her three older sibs off at the bus stop each morning and then stroll home to spend all that quality one-on-one time she’s been waiting her whole short life for. We’re also planning to tackle the list (below) of kid-centric activities around town that I’ve kept in my back pocket since my oldest could toddle. Let me share some of my favorite places to take preschoolers — and I’ll mention where it’s absolutely appropriate to bring older siblings as well. Please note that all of the following activities take place on weekdays. For more inspiration on where to take the entire family on the weekend, visit our Family Fun Calendar.

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