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Riverview Theater

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Address: 3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3504
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+1 612-729-7369

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Vintage theater and vintage movies!

You walk into the 60s when you enter the front door of the Riverview! Kitschy decor throughout in the renovated theater gets you in the mood for great throwback movies. They... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2014
Cori P
Mendota Heights
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Mendota Heights
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59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

You walk into the 60s when you enter the front door of the Riverview! Kitschy decor throughout in the renovated theater gets you in the mood for great throwback movies. They also play first-run current flicks, but we always make sure to get in on their special screenings of classics. VERY affordable and CHEAP concessions!

1 Thank Cori P
Eagan, Minnesota
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Great second run movies at a great price in a locally owned theater with comfy seats and great popcorn with real butter. While you are in the area, visit the nearby Riverview Café and Wine Bar.

1 Thank kgoldb1
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330 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

If you want to catch a cheap movie in a time-warp machine go here. This place is located in a quiet part of town. It generally shows movies that are not new releases but they are heavily discounted so that it's worth every penny.

1 Thank stric75
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Stepping into a time warp, with genuine butter on the popcorn. Nothing more needs to be said. We go whenever we can to share in this neighborhood treasure. Tickets are anywhere between $2-$5 and the extra special treat was the combo playing in the lobby on the recent evening we were there. Great pictures line the walls, the boomerangs on... More 

Thank SusanS609
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

What is not to like about the Riverview? Great movies at a bargain basement price if you don't mind waiting a few weeks:popcorn with real butter--comfy seats--and cheesy, but cool, commercials for local businesses.

Thank fancydancer59
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Check out the photos from the 40's! This is a discount theatre - but more! Many organizations show movies here, hold fundraisers here, etc. A great supporter of the neighborhood! And you can't beat the prices of the concessions! :)

Thank dianeh01
Twin Cities
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is an art-deco styled movie theater designed by a famous architect in the late 1940's and built in the middle of a residential neighborhood in South Minneapolis. It has been restored and preserved to maintain the architect's intended look and design wherever possible but at the same time, the latest cinematic technology and items of comfort have been incorporated... More 

1 Thank LuvTheDells
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This was my neighborhood theater growing up. I've returned here through the years. I'm not into seeing movies the first day/week they're released, so this is perfect. It is a great theater - one screen with Art Deco decor. I have great memories of movies viewed here - including "Gone With the Wind" - not the original release. Prices are... More 

Thank mdoerin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is the best cheap theater I've ever been to! Only $3 for nightly shows and $2 buck Tuesdays and Matinees! The popcorn has been voted the best in the area. Great neighborhood, cafe and wine bar across the road and The Blue Door Pub down the road for a burger before the show. This theater is very charming and... More 

Thank Jamie B
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Great second run theater with good food nearby and real butter on the popcorn. It it well refurbished and has stadium seating and good choice of movies, cheap too.

Thank John Y

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