Isn’t It Romantic Free Advance Screening

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Need a pre-Valentine’s Day girls’ night out? An advance screening of Isn’t It Romantic starring Rebel Wilson, sounds like a good option, doesn’t it? The trailer for the film looks super funny – especially for anyone who has seen more than their fair share of romantic comedies. Check it out:



More about Isn’t It Romantic:

From New Line Cinema comes the romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic,” starring Rebel Wilson (“How to Be Single,” the “Pitch Perfect” films), Liam Hemsworth (the “Hunger Games” films), Adam Devine (“The Intern,” the “Pitch Perfect” films) and Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico,” “Baywatch”), under the direction of Todd Strauss-Schulson (“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” “The Final Girls”).

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Wilson stars as Natalie, alongside Hemsworth as Blake, a handsome client; Devine as her co-worker and earnest best friend, Josh; and Chopra as Isabella, a model and self-proclaimed yoga ambassador.

See ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ in theaters February 13.

Free Advance Screening:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of ISN’T IT ROMANTIC on Monday, February 11 at Showplace ICON at The West End at 7:30pm. 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. Download here:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Advance Screening


Exciting news! Thrifty Minnesota is going to be hosting a special advance screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD this weekend! We are BIG fans of the How to Train Your Dragon series of movies (as well as the DreamWorks Animation Television original series Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix)!

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That’s ME with Toothless at DreamWorks Animation Studios!

While we are a bit sad that this will be the last film in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, we’re still super excited to see it! If you have seen the trailer already, you are probably wondering (like we are) who this female Light Fury is and what type of adventure Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless will go on in this last hurrah.

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From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown … and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2).



Head on over to the Thrifty Minnesota Facebook page to enter to win reserved seats at the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD advance screening at 10am on Saturday, February 9th at AMC Southdale.

We also have ten sets of general admission (first come, first served) passes to give away – each seats 4 people. For a chance at one of these passes, just complete the form by 11:59pm on Thursday, 2/7. We will email passes to the winners on Friday morning.

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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.


Nutcracker Four Realms

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!