First-Ever “Movies Under the Domes” Offers Free Movie Nights at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Once a month, through May, enjoy a feature film in the auditorium of the Minneapolis Convention Center; movie-goers need to register for complimentary tickets

"Sixteen Candles" kicks off MCC movies series Feb. 28

Minneapolis (Feb. 15, 2019) – If you’ve never been to an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), now’s your chance. For the first time ever, you can enjoy Movies Under the Domes, powered by Pepsi. One night a month through May, the MCC will show a complimentary feature film in one of the MCC’s auditoriums.  Upcoming films include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Moana,” “Sixteen Candles” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” 

Date night, family night or a hang-out-with-friends night, each Movies Under the Domes evening is free to the public. Movie-goers must RSVP through Eventbrite for General Admission tickets, as seating is limited. The first 100 people through the door at all movies will receive a free, two-pack set of Pepsi stainless steel straws. 

Doors open at 5 p.m. All movies start at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Feb. 28 – Sixteen Candles (PG)
  • March 21 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)
  • April 25 – Moana (PG)
  • May 16 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 

“The Minneapolis Convention Center prides itself on a strong relationship with our community and the neighborhoods that surround the MCC,” said Minneapolis Convention Center Executive Director Jeff Johnson. “We’re excited to invite our neighbors to a fun night at the convention center to let them interact with our facility in a different way and thank them for their support.”

In addition to free feature films, guests can relax in the MCC Craft Bar and Lounge, which will have Minnesota craft brews and light snacks available for purchase. Those under age 21 can purchase snacks and beverages outside the Craft Bar and Lounge, including Niki’s ice cream sandwiches. These treats are hand-crafted with fresh-baked cookies, made from scratch at the MCC, and featuring Minnesota’s own Bridgeman’s ice-cream.


The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is owned by the City of Minneapolis and marketed through Meet Minneapolis. The 1.6 million square foot facility features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 3,400 fixed-seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms and two ballrooms. The MCC is both LEED and GMIC certified and works to serve its constituencies and stakeholders as the face of Minneapolis to visitors. Through its efforts, the MCC helps sustain more than 8,600 jobs in the community.


Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area.
Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International. 


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Kim Insley, Meet Minneapolis Public Relations and Communication Manager, 612-767-8118 
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