Free MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE Screening Sunday + Send a FREE Mother’s Day Card!

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Universal Pictures is offering a FREE sing-along screenings of the blockbuster musical comedy MAMMA MIA! on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at 25 theater locations across the U.S. and Canada. Our Minnesota screening will be at Marcus Southbridge Crossing in Shakopee at 10:00 a.m. Get ticket information below, but first see how you can send a card to your mom!




You can also do something special for Mom! Mail your mom a handwritten card this Mother’s Day compliments of #MammaMia2. Just visit to design your card and provide her address to have the card sent to her. Moms love getting cards in the mail!

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Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the theater box office starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 13.  This offer is valid for the 10:00 a.m. showing of MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE on May 13, at participating locations only.

For more information and a list of theaters offering the special screenings, please visit




For a limited time, when you buy tickets to #MammaMia2 on Fandango you’ll get a FREE song download of ‘When I Kissed the Teacher’!

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SHOW DOGS Advance Screening Saturday + Free Printable Show Dogs Activity Sheets

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Dog lovers and comedy lovers unite! There is lots of dog-powered fun coming up when SHOW DOGS hits the theaters May 18th. And, what’s even better is that you and your family have a chance to see it early at a local advance screening on May 12th!

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Starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.



Show Dogs Coloring Sheets:

For a bit of extra doggy fun, grab these free printable Show Dogs Coloring Sheets! They feature three of the dog stars of the film, Max (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Sprinkles (voiced by Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias), and Daisy (voiced by Jordin Sparks).

Show Dogs Coloring Sheet

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of SHOW DOGS Saturday, May 12th – 11:00am at AMC Rosedale 14. Click on the following link to access your admit-4 pass to the screening. Download passes here —> Know that seating is given on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to arrive early!

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LIFE OF THE PARTY Advance Screening in Roseville May 8

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If you’re a Melissa McCarthy fan like I am, you’re probably super excited about her latest movie LIFE OF THE PARTY coming to theaters May 11. And, as an extra bit of good news, you have a chance to see it early at a local advance screening on May 8!

Melissa McCarthy Life of the Party Graduation

About the Movie:

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Alongside McCarthy, the film also stars Gillian Jacobs (“Don’t Think Twice,” Netflix’s “Love,” TV’s “Community”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Sisters”), Julie Bowen (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Veep,” “Ghostbusters”), Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” TNT’s “Animal Kingdom”), with Stephen Root (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “Animal Kingdom”), Jessie Ennis (AMC’s “Better Call Saul”), Adria Arjona (HBO’s “True Detective,” NBC’s upcoming “Emerald City”), Debby Ryan (Disney Channel’s “Jessie”) and Jimmy O. Yang (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”).



You and a friend are invited to an advance screening of LIFE OF THE PARTY Tuesday, May 8th – 7:30pm at AMC Rosedale 14. Click on the following link to access your admit-2 pass to the screening. Download passes here —>

BOOK CLUB Mother’s Day Advance Screening

(L-R) Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen in the film, BOOK CLUB, by Paramount Pictures

Treat Yourself & Your “Club” to a special Mother’s Day Screening of BOOK CLUB starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda on Sunday, May 13th at 2:00pm at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park. Book club arrives in theaters May 18, but you and your mom (or mom friends) can have a sneak peek! Check out Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen in the new trailer for BOOK CLUB. – It looks so funny and that cast is amazing!



About the movie:
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

(L-R) Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton in the film, BOOK CLUB, by Paramount Pictures

Ready to spend a fun Mother’s Day afternoon? Download 4 passes at h (while supplies last) & bring your Mom / Daughter / Friends! Please arrive early as seating is limited and first come, first served.

Follow BOOK CLUB on social media for more updates! 

Facebook: /BookClubMovie

Twitter: @BookClub

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Join Us for a TULLY Advance Screening

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Starring Charlize Theron, TULLY is an honest comedy about a parent stretched to her limit, the bonds of female friendship and how we can embrace the messiness of life. It’s written by Diablo Cody, who has local ties having spent part of her life in the Twin Cities and setting her Academy Award-winning screenplay for JUNO in a fictional Minnesota town.



About the movie:

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis)

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TULLY opens in theaters on May 4th but you could see a special advance screening on April 25th at Southdale! Follow the link below to download a screening pass while supplies last. Please note that guests are advised to arrive early as seating is first come, first served.

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Amy Schumer’s I FEEL PRETTY Free Advance Screening Passes

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Amy Schumer’s new movie I FEEL PRETTY comes to theaters everywhere on April 20th, but you and a guest are invited to a very special advance screening of I FEEL PRETTY on April 18 at Showplace ICON at 7pm, including a photo booth and a chance to win a Sigma Beauty gift bag! To download a pair of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served bases, so it’s recommended to arrive early.

Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, and Amy Schumer star in I FEEL PRETTY

About the Movie:

In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Rory Scovel and Amy Schumer I FEEL PRETTY

Download your passes HERE while supplies last. Don’t forget to arrive early!

THE MIRACLE SEASON Advance Screening

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Even though I’m not a big sports fan, I love sports movies! A movie that has a regional tie makes me even more interested! That’s what we get with THE MIRACLE SEASON, coming to theaters April 6th, which is based on the true story of a high school volleyball team in Iowa.

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THE MIRACLE SEASON is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls’ volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school’s star player Caroline “Line” Found, the remaining players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. The film stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty and Danika Yarosh.

The Miracle Season Volleyball Team

While the movie doesn’t open in theaters until April 6, YOU could see it before then!  Download a pass here to see it on March 29 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.

Peter Rabbit Advanced Screening Ticket Giveaway!

Spring is just around the corner, and families can cure their spring fever with Peter Rabbit, headed to theaters on February 9th!

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

The movie is rated PG for some rude humor and action. Check out the official trailer:



Peter Rabbit hits theaters February 9th, but right now you can enter to win passes to an advanced screening on Saturday, February 3rd, at Regal Eagan 16! Seating is first come, first served, so it’s recommended to arrive early. However, you can get front of the line access by donating a children’s book! Here’s more:

In honor of Blue Jacket Day, Peter Rabbit and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) are helping to get books into the hands of children in communities across the country by hosting a book drive at this advanced screening. Everyone who donates a new or like-new Kindergarten – Grade 5 children’s book to the RIF program will receive front of the line access!

Attendees are encouraged to arrive in their blue jackets (just like Peter!) and bring a book to donate to a child in need. Also, blue drop boxes will be placed across the country at movie theaters in which patrons will be encouraged to participate in this initiative. Want to help more? For every photo posted on social media that includes the hashtags #PeterRabbit and/or #BlueJacket, a book will be donated to a child in need. Can’t beat that!

Reader Giveaway: Five (5) lucky Thrifty Minnesota readers will each receive a 4-pack of tickets to an advanced screening of Peter Rabbit at Regal Eagan 16 on Saturday, February 3 at 10 am. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 1/29/18. Good luck!

Peter Rabbit Advanced Screening Passes

PADDINGTON 2 Free Advance Screening – St. Louis Park

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Ok Paddington fans, get ready for PADDINGTON 2! The movie won’t be in theaters until January, but you and your family are invited to attend a FREE advance screening of Warner Bros. PADDINGTON 2 at Showplace ICON on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm! Follow the link below (while supplies last) to download your 4-pack of passes to see the film! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended to arrive early. Hope to see you there!



Following the worldwide hit Paddington, one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington 2 stars Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant.


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Disney Pixar’s COCO Free Advance Screening!

Disney•Pixar’s COCO will be in theaters everywhere on Thanksgiving, but you have a chance to see it two days early with tickets to a special free advanced screening! It’s a beautiful, colorful film filled with music and a look into Mexican culture and the tradition of the holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).


Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

You and your family are invited to attend a FREE advance screening of Disney Pixar’s COCO at AMC Rosedale on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm! Follow the link below (while supplies last) to download your 4-pack of passes to see the film! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended to arrive early. Download passes here —>

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