Like most things in Minneapolis, we do movie theaters a little differently here. While there are plenty of big-name theaters to choose from for the latest releases and superhero-branded tubs of popcorn, the city’s smaller, independently owned and historic theaters offer so much more: throwback favorites, popcorn with real butter, and special events from musical sing alongs to marathons, all inside neighborhood gathering spots jam-packed with vintage character. You’ll never want to go back to the mall megaplexes again.
Searching for a truly budget-friendly movie night? Search no further than this mod theater in the Longfellow neighborhood, showing new releases, not-so-new releases, Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathons, and holiday classics in December with proceeds going to food banks. (P.S. it’s cash only, so plan ahead) Be sure to grab some popcorn—topped with real melted butter—and don’t miss their annual Oscar-nominated short film marathon each January.