THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING Free Advance Screening

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The whole family will be in for a dose of the magical when THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING comes to theaters everywhere January 25th. It’s not every day that an average kids end up needing to fight an evil army, kill a demon and save the world!

It’s also not everyday you get to see such a fun movie early, but you can at the special advance screening on January 12th. Get pass info below.

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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Rated PG.

The Kid Who Would Be King Cast

The cast features Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart.

Check out the trailer below. It looks extremely good!



The Kid Who Would Be King Advance Screening Tickets:

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING on Saturday, January 12, at Showplace ICON at 10am. You’ll also have a chance to create your own shield! To download a four pack of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Free Advance Screening

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I have shared a lot of advance screening notices lately, but this is one you WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO SEE!! I had a chance to see an early screening of RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET and I can tell you that I can’t wait to see it again!

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If you have seen the trailers you know there are lots of fun scenes – for example the Disney Princesses! The trailer scenes are only the tip of the iceberg, and you’ll see what I’m talking about after you catch the screening itself.

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About Ralph Breaks the Internet:

In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way.

Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.



Ralph Breaks the Internet Advance Screening Passes:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET on Monday, November 19th at AMC Southdale at 7:30pm. 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.

Free Advance Screening of SECOND ACT with Jennifer Lopez

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Charlyne Yi, Alan Aisenberg, Jennifer Lopez, and Annaleigh Ashford star in SECOND ACT.

You’re invited to an advance screening of Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming movie, SECOND ACT, coming to theaters everywhere December 21st.

I’m the first to admit that I’m a big JLo fan. From singing to dancing to movies to TV, she has done it all and excelled. Not to mention, she’s a Puerto Rican from the Bronx just like my hubby. I feel like that kinda sorta makes her like at least a step sister-in-law. (I wish!)

Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez star in SECOND ACT.


About the movie:

SECOND ACT is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire audiences. Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen in an empowering, signature role that proves your dreams are always within reach. By using street smarts, real-world experience and determination, you too, can break down superficial barriers opening opportunities to succeed in any situation.

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Second Act Advance Screening:

While the movie won’t be in theaters for over a month yet, you can see it THIS WEEK! You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of SECOND ACT, starring Jennifer Lopez, this Thursday, November 8, at Showplace ICON at 7:00pm. To download a pair of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early.

BOY ERASED Advance Screening Monday

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Boy Erased” is coming to theaters next week, but we have a chance to see a special advances screening on Monday! It looks like a powerful film with amazing actors.

“Boy Erased” tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs.



Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.


Boy Erased” opens in theaters November 9th but I’ve got special advance screening passes to share with you! The screening is Monday, November 5th at AMC Southdale. Follow this link to download a screening pass while supplies last:
*Guests are advised to arrive early as seating is first come, first served.


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We’re so excited about Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS opening in theatres everywhere on November 2nd! What I’m extra excited about is that I’ll be in LA for the red carpet premiere next week (I’ll be sharing more as it happens) and all of you Thrifty Minnesota readers can also get a sneak peak with an advance screening at Southdale!




All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets.

Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

Mackenzie Foy is Clara and Keira Knightley is the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Advance Screening Tickets:

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS on October 30 at AMC Southdale at 7:00pm. Click on the link below to download your 4-pack of passes. Seating is based on first come, first served and is not guaranteed. It is recommended to arrive early. Download:


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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS opens in theatres everywhere on November 2nd!


Instant Family Advance Screening

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Ever since I first saw the trailer for Instant Family (in theaters November 16th) I’ve been looking forward to it. It looks so funny! If you’re also excited to see it, come join us for an advance screening next week!

About Instant Family:

When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.



Instant Family Advance Screening:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of INSTANT FAMILY on Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm at Emagine Willow Creek in Plymouth. Click the link below for your chance to download passes (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served and it’s recommended to arrive early!
Download passes here:

An Extra Special Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Advance Screening!

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We are all set for an extra fun Halloween season this year because there is a new (and extra fun) Halloween themed movie this year!! Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is coming to theaters everywhere October 12th, but you can join us for a very special advance screening on 10/10, complete with fun and prizes!

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween follows the Quinn family – high school senior SARAH (Madison Iseman), her middle school brother SONNY (Jeremy Ray Taylor), and their mother KATHY (Wendi McLendon-Covey) — into an entirely new set of spooky, exciting, and funny events.

Sonny and schoolmate SAM (Caleel Harris) are best friends with a side job as the “Junk Brothers,” collecting discarded stuff other people don’t want. But it’s a gig that unfortunately leads them right into the path of (gulp) SLAPPY (Avery Lee Jones), the mischievous ventriloquist dummy from an unpublished Goosebumps book.



Advance Screening

I’m hosting a special advanced screening of GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN! Join me on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:30pm at AMC Southdale to see the film for free before anyone else! We’ll be giving away GOOSEBUMPS prizes and more thanks to Sever’s Fall Festival and DeLeo Bros. Pizza.

For an hour before the screening, you can stop by DeLeo Bros. Pizza (in the mall right next door to the theater) and show the your movie pass for the event and they will hook you up with any slice for $3.99 and you can add 1/2 Dozen Garlic knots for $1.99!

Download advance screening tickets at the link below. You will receive front of line access until 6:00pm. After 6:00pm seating is first come, first served and is not guaranteed. We hope to see you there!

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About DeLeo Bros. Pizza and Sever’s Fall Festival

DeLeo Bros. Pizza is the BEST pizza around! My husband is a native New Yorker and he was so happy when we finally found DeLeo Bros. Not only is the pizza (and all their other food) delicious, but they have the most fun atmosphere with vintage video games and all kinds of pop culture memorabilia from the 80s and 90s. Be sure to check out their special Back to the Future even on 10/20 with food specials, a costume contest, an authentic DeLorean showcase and more!

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Sever’s Fall Festival, the Midwest’s original Fall Festival, is celebrating its 22nd year of family fun in the Twin Cities! They are the home of the first corn maze in the Midwest and now offer all kids of activities and attractions including the extreme corn pit, zip lines, tire mountain, jumping pillows, pumpkin blaster, hayride, food trucks and more every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 28. New this year, Sever’s welcomes Lime Tree Circus a team of two that dazzles audiences with performances as unicyclists, acrobats, aerialists and more!

SMALLFOOT Free Advance Screening this Weekend!

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Make plans for a fun weekend with a free advance screening of the upcoming movie SMALLFOOT! Our family is super excited for this one because it looks both cute and FUNNY!

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, SMALLFOOT turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

Take a peek at the trailer here:



SMALLFOOT Advance Screening:

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of SMALLFOOT! The screening will take place on Saturday 9/22 at 11:00am at AMC Rosedale. Follow the link below to claim your 4-pack of passes to see the film (while supplies last). Seats are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Make sure to arrive early in order to secure your seats! Download tickets here :

SMALLFOOT hits theaters September 28!

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.