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.
Here are some other movie houses around town where you might catch a bargain or otherwise more kid-friendly flick with your young ones:
- Theatres at Mall of America – Free Family Flicks, Saturdays @ 10am
- Hopkins Cinema 6 – Matinees, child admission & Terrific Tuesdays just $2.50
- Plaza Theater, Maplewood – all shows $2, Tuesdays only a buck
Have any to add to the list? Drop us a line and let us know!