Marcus Theatres 2017 Summer Family Movies

School’s out and the summer heat is here.  A great place to escape the heat is to head to the the air-conditioned movie theatre. The Marcus Theatres are hosting a great summer family movie program.  On Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am, from June 11-August 16th the family friendly movies are only $3 a person.  Click here for participating theatres.  The schedule for the movies:

  • June 11-12, 14: The Secret Life of Pets
  • June 18-19, 21: Rock Dog
  • June 25-26, 28: Sing
  • July 2-3, 5: A Dog’s Purpose
  • July 9-10, 12: The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 16-17, 19: Trolls
  • July 23-24, 26: Monster Trucks
  • July 30-31, Aug 2: Curious George
  • August 6-7, 9: Storks
  • August 13-14, 16: Smurfs: The Lost Village

Hyland Hills Outdoor Movie Series

What could be more perfect than watching a movie outdoors?  The Hyland Hills Outdoor Movie Series in Bloomington begins this week, and will follow up with a movie each month through September.  The movie schedule will be as follows:

  • June 14th:  Star Wars:  Rogue One
  • July 12th:  Moana
  • August 9th:  Finding Dory
  • September 8th:  Lego Batman

Hyland Hills is hosting summer movie nights on the hill! We are having 4 movie nights throughout the summer. Our first night we are featuring Star Wars Rogue One! Nothing better than hanging out with your friends,family and community and watching a movie outdoors!

Best of all it’s FREE! Festivities start at 7pm!

Feel free to come hang out before hand. We are going to have:
– Music starting at 7pm
-Lawn games
– Grill and concessions available to purchase- including popcorn, candy, grilled brats, burgers and hotdogs. Beer and pop.

Movie starts at Dusk (about 9pm)

Feel free to bring blankets to sit on as it is grass amphitheater seating. Pack your bugspray!

 

 

 

Free Movies at Target Field Station

 

Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Downtown Council

We all wonder if the warm weather will come back, the snow lingers and then comes the rain but the warm weather is here.  It’s time to enjoy some evening activities in the evening.  There’s a great line up of Free Movies at Target Field Station this year. Some great family friendly movies.  Check out the great list:

  • June 8: Footloose (1984)
  • June 29: The Parent Trap (1961)
  • July 13: Inside Out
  • August 10: Finding Dory
  • August 24: Free Willy

On select Thursdays at 7pm throughout the summer, you can enjoy outdoor movie nights at Target Field Station. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, find a spot on the green grass outside the Twins’ ballpark and enjoy an evening watching a movie under the stars and the downtown skyline.

 

Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota

 

Credit: Science Museum of MN

Nature, movies and amazing scenery, all take place at the Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota.  It takes place from now through May 4th.  With five different films showing during Omnifest there is sure to be something for everyone.  You can find the schedule as well as purchase advance tickets on the website.

Get a front-row seat to experience larger-than-life adventures—from the immense glaciers in the Arctic to the breathtaking summit of Mount Everest and the spectacular views of the Nile, known as the “Mount Everest of Rivers.” With a diverse film line-up that will appeal to all ages and interests, Omnifest 2017 is an ideal family destination this spring.

Flick ‘n’ Float – Finding Nemo

It’s almost time to find your swimsuit and a floatie and head to Eden Prairie.  Flick ‘n’ Float – Finding Nemo takes place tomorrow, March 31st.  It sounds like a great family friendly event.   Open swim begins at 5:30 and the movie starts at 6pm.  You can find the address, as well as the admission information on the website.

 

 

 

Free Spring Break Movies at Paragon Theaters

Do you have kids home from school on spring break?  Not sure what to do all week?  If you live near Burnsville or Rochester, you can take them to some free movies.  The Paragon Theaters will be having free movies at 10am.  Burnsville location is March 27-31st and Rochester is April 3-7th.  First come first serve so keep that mind and allow enough time.

Drive Inside Movie at the Maplewood Mall

Looking for something fun to do with the kids on Saturday (March 25th) morning?  Bring them to the Maplewood Mall for the Drive Inside Movie. It’s a free event and no reservations or tickets needed.  A perfect indoor activity for a Saturday morning.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. No ticket required.

Bring the kiddos out to Maplewood Mall for our Hawaiian themed Drive In{side} movie special feature! We will be watching Moana. All kids will receive a coupon for a FREE kiddie popcorn from our friends at Dairy Queen. First 50 kids to arrive will receive a free Luau Lei.

Free to the public and no ticket required.

Doors open at 10am. Come early, find your spot, grab your popcorn and settle in for the movie that starts promptly at 11:00!

Be sure to bring a blanket for the kiddos to sit on. There will be folding chairs in the back of the space for adults. See you there!

Located on the upper level between Sears and Dairy Queen.

AGENDA
10:30 – Gates open. Bring your beach blankets and reserve your space on the floor before grabbing your free Kids popcorn courtesy of our friends at Dairy Queen
11:00 – Movie begins {approximate run time is 1 hr and 56 min}

Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Festival at the Walker Art Center

Not only is it the Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Center, it’s the Kid’s Film Festival, taking place March 4th.   The Kid’s Film Festival is a series of short films all for kids.  There are different time slots, depending on the age of your kids.  Some of the films are for all ages while others are geared towards 12 and up.  You can find more specific information as well as the movie summaries here on their website.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Short Films for All Ages: New Adventures and New Friends, 11 am and 1 pm

Walker Cinema
Enjoy films about hopes, dreams and coming together. The characters of this series of films discover new friendships and explore the world around them. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each screening; seating is limited. Total run time: 77 minutes.

Short Films for ages 12 +: Lean on Me, 3 pm

Walker Cinema
Watch films about families, acceptance, fitting in and standing out. The characters in this collection of films look deep inside themselves to find out what they are really made of. Doors open at 2:30 pm; seating is limited. Total run time: 73 minutes.

 

Showing of The 2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries

One of my favorite events is back again.  The 2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries are showing at the Riverview Theater in south Minneapolis.  Each year, for just a brief time the Riverview shows the Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries.  The select showings for 2017 started yesterday, and continue through Thursday February 16th.  Only one showing per day beginning at 4:20.  There’re five nominations, all shown in succession, bringing the viewing to around 3 hours.  Some years I have gone, not knowing anything about the nominations and decided to just be surprised.  This year I decided to read up a bit and have more of a background of what I would see.  I have to admit, I think I prefer to not know anything about them, just my preference though.  One of the friends that I was with, had done some lengthy research prior to the viewing.  Whatever you decide, I can promise you that these nominations will bring a wide array of emotions.  If you choose to read about the nominations you can do that here.

2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries

Showtimes:
Friday (Feb 10th): 4:20PM
Saturday (Feb 11th): 4:20PM
Sunday (Feb 12th): 4:20PM
Monday (Feb 13th): 4:20PM
Tuesday (Feb 14th): 4:20PM
Wednesday (Feb 15th): 4:20PM
Thursday (Feb 16th): 4:20PM
Rated:
NR
Description:
2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries will start on Friday, February 10.

Admission is $7 or $5 for Students/Seniors

 

 

The Smurfs Around Town – St. Paul and at Mall of America

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Not only is there a new Smurf movie coming out in April, Smurfs: The Lost Village, but they’ll also be in town this weekend.  Yes, the fun, lovable, memorable Smurfs! You have two opportunities to see Smurfette, Hefty, and Brainy. Tomorrow, January 28th they’ll be at the Winter Carnival in St. Paul and on Sunday, January 29th you’ll have a chance to see them at the Mall of America. 

Saturday, January 28  12pm-6pm

Meet Smurfette, Hefty and Brainy at St. Paul Winter Carnival’s Grand Day in the Park. Stop by the SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE booth between 12pm-6pm for your chance to meet the characters & win fun prizes.

Details: https://www.wintercarnival.com/event/grand-day-in-the-park/

Sunday, January 29  12pm-4pm

Join us as we prepare for the upcoming, thrilling journey through the Forbidden Forest with SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE themed crafts & activities! Smurfette, Brainy & Hefty, characters from the film, will be available for photos, plus there will be face painting, giveaways, and more!

Details: https://www.mallofamerica.com/events/view/1917