LIFE ITSELF Free Advanced Screening in St. Louis Park

Who else is a fan of “This is Us”? (ME!) The creator – Dan Fogelman – has a new project, a movie opening in theaters on September 21st. LIFE ITSELF celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.

I’m excited to share that you and a friend have a chance to see this movie early with a local advance screening next Wednesday night! (See below to download tickets.)

About the Movie

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in LIFE ITSELF. Director and writer Dan Fogelman examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, LIFE ITSELF celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.

Rated R for Language including sexual references, some violent images and brief drug use.



Free Advanced Screening Tickets

You and a guest are invited to a special advanced screening of LIFE ITSELF on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm at Showplace ICON at The West End. Download your pair of passes to see the film below (while supplies last)! Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Download HERE.

Special Advance Screening of NEW AMSTERDAM

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NEW AMSTERDAM is coming to NBC Tuesdays this fall, but you can have a sneak peek at a special advance screening this week, complete with complimentary refreshments!

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before.

Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital – the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the president of the United States under one roof – and return it to the glory that put it on the map.



You’re invited to a special advance screening of New Amsterdam on Wednesday, September 12, at 7pm at Showplace ICON at The West End, St. Louis Park. RSVP HERE by Tuesday, September, 11.

The event will also feature an exclusive Season 3 sneak peek of THIS IS US. I will be so jealous of all of you able to attend on Wednesday because I LOVE that show!

NOTE: Passes are non-transferable. Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house.

PEPPERMINT Free Advanced Screening – St. Louis Park

PEPPERMINT starting Jennifer Garner is opening in theaters everywhere on September 7, but you and a friend have a chance to see it early with a local advance screening next Wednesday night! (See below to download tickets.)

John Gallagher Jr. and John Ortiz star in PEPPERMINT


About the Movie

PEPPERMINT is a high impact, Jennifer Garner-led action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family.

When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.



Free Advanced Screening Tickets

You and a guest are invited to a special advanced screening of PEPPERMINT on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm at Showplace ICON at The West End. Download your pair of passes to see the film below (while supplies last)! Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Download HERE.

ALPHA Advance Screening this Weekend

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ALPHA, an incredible story of how mankind discovered man’s best friend, is coming to theaters August 17th, but you and a friend have a chance to see it EARY with a special advanced screening this weekend!



About the movie: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

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You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of ALPHA this Saturday, July 28 at 10:00am at AMC Rosedale. To download a pair of passes click HERE (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early.

Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Advanced Screening Ticket Giveaway

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Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends are coming back to the big screen to come to the aid of their favorite boy, Christopher Robin, who is all grown up and needs their help. Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN won’t be in theaters until August 3, but 20 lucky Thrifty Minnesota readers will win passes for their family to see CHRISTOPHER ROBIN at an advance screening! (Keep reading to enter the giveaway.)

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In the heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Piglet and Pooh in Disney’s live-action adventure CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.

Now grown up, Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh, now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, their friendship is rekindled, reminding Christopher of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing was considered the very best something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the forest and venture into London to return the crucial possessions…because best friends will always be there for you



For your chance to win passes to see CHRISTOPHER ROBIN at an advance screening on Tuesday, July 31 at AMC Southdale 16 at 7pm. Winners will be notified Friday 7/27. Enter here: Good luck!

Minneapolis FAR FROM THE TREE Advance Screening July 30th

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You’re invited to a Parents Night Out screening of FAR FROM THE TREE on Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm at Lagoon Cinema! The movie, based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, hits select theaters August 3, but we have a chance for you to see it early!



Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying towards acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal”: a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Tracing their joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, Far From the Tree invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.”

If you are interested in attending, RSVP to and your name will be placed on the Will Call List at the door. Seating is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early!

Eighth Grade Movie Advance Screening Thursday

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You’re invited to a special “Parents Night Out” screening of Eighth Grade this Thursday! (And no, you don’t have to be a parent to attend the screening, but the movies is geared to those 17+, so the screening is not for kids.)

I saw the trailer for Eighth Grade last week and immediately thought four things:

  • I have to see this.
  • It’s going to make me laugh.
  • It’s going to make me cry.
  • This movie is going to be BIG!

Check out the trailer below and you’ll likely think similar thoughts:



About Eighth Grade: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Eighth Grade is written and directed by Bo Burnham and stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, and Jake Ryan.

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Advance Screening RSVP:

Click HERE to RSVP for the advance screening of Eighth Grade, Thursday, July 19th, 7pm at AMC Rosedale. Tickets will be issued as available. Please remember that seating is on a first come, first served basis, so get there early!


We’re getting closer and closer to the highly anticipated  Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation coming to theaters July 13th, but YOU and your family have a chance to see it EARLY with a special advanced screening! Keep reading below for details…

Here’s a little more about the new film:

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.


Movie Giveaway:

If you haven’t yet seen the first two movies, or if it’s been a while since you watched them, this would be a good time to catch up on all the fun and laughs with HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 on DVD! Revisit your favorite monsters including Drac, Mavis, Frank, and more. Enter the Thrifty Jinxy Giveaway for a chance to WIN both of them!

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Free Advance Screening:

You and your family are invited to a free advance screening of HOTEL TRANSYLVNIA 3: SUMMER VACATION on Saturday, July 7 at Showplace ICON (West End) at 10am. For a chance to see the film for FREE before it hits theaters, CLICK HERE to download a family 4-pack of passes, while supplies last. As always, seating is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive to the theater early!


See HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION in theaters July 13, 2018!

SEARCHING Advanced Screening in Roseville

I’m not a fan of horror movies, but I do enjoy a good thriller! That’s what we get with SEARCHING, coming to theaters August 3rd, starring John Cho and Debra Messing.

SEARCHING is a suspense/thriller film that has won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize as well as the NEXT Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In the film, after David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

While the movie doesn’t open in theaters until August 3, YOU could see it before then! Download a pair of passes here to see it on June 27 at 7 pm in Roseville at AMC Rosedale. Passes are available to download while supplies last. Be sure to arrive early as seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Free Incredibles 2 Advance Screening!

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Disney•Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 is coming to theaters everywhere June 15th! It has been 14 years since the first Incredibles movie was released and I’m super excited about seeing our favorite superhero family back again! This movie beings just 15 seconds after the first ends and brings the family on all-new adventures! Keep reading for your chance to grab tickets to a special advance screening to see the movie early!



About Incredibles 2:

In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

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Free Incredibles 2 Poster Offer:

Buy your tickets to INCREDIBLES 2 via Fandango and choose 1 of 2 FREE collectible posters from Fandango FanShop! (Plus $7.95 standard shipping & handling.) You can choose between a fun tropical summer poster with the family in their Hawaiian gear and mask tan lines, or a graphic design with the whole family in action. The high quality poster comes straight from the Studio and sent directly to you!

Not only do you get the free poster, but you can also take 10% Off all FanShop’s Disney gear when your promo code is used during the same transaction. If you order $50 or more, shipping is free! They have some really fun Incredibles 2 merchandise to choose from. Offer is valid through 9:00 a.m. PT on 7/31/201.


FREE Incredibles 2 Advance Screening:

You and a guest are invited to a special IMAX advance screening of INCREDIBLES 2 on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00pm at AMC Southdale 16. Download your pair of passes to see the film below (while supplies last)! Please arrive early as seating is first come, first seated and is not guaranteed. No one will be admitted late.

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