Free “Movies Under the Domes” Movie Nights at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Once a month, enjoy a feature film in the auditorium of the Minneapolis Convention Center for FREE as part of their Movies Under the Domes series! The next free movie night is coming up TONIGHT, so we wanted to give you the heads up as you will need to register in advance for your complimentary tickets.

Upcoming films include:

  • March 21st – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)
  • April 25th – Moana (PG)
  • May 16th – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Date night, family night or a hang-out-with-friends night, each Movies Under the Domes evening is free to the public. Movie-goers must RSVP through Eventbrite for General Admission tickets, as seating is limited. The first 100 people through the door at all movies will receive a free two-pack set of Pepsi stainless steel straws.

In addition to free feature films, guests can relax in the MCC Craft Bar and Lounge, which will have Minnesota craft brews and light snacks available for purchase. Those under age 21 can purchase snacks and beverages outside the Craft Bar and Lounge, including Niki’s ice cream sandwiches. These treats are hand-crafted with fresh-baked cookies, made from scratch at the MCC, and featuring Minnesota’s own Bridgeman’s ice-cream.

Get your tickets HERE!

Free Movies, Popcorn, and Axe Throwing at Emagine Monticello Grand Re-Opening – Thursday, 3/21

Emagine Monticello

Got plans for Thursday? You do now! Emagine Monticello is having a Grand-Reopening Celebration in which you can enjoy a free movie, free popcorn, and axe throwing all day long.

Emagine Monticello now features 12 auditoriums with luxurious heated leather recliners, enhanced concessions, and a full bar with local craft beer, cocktails , and wine. Plus, you can enjoy axe throwing at Minnesota Axe in the same building! It’s an indoor competitive sport similar to darts, except you throw 1.5-pound hatches at wooden targets marked with a bullseye and score points based on where the axe sticks.

Minnesota Axe Monticello

Here’s the schedule of events for Thursday, March 21st:

  • 10:30 am – 8 pm: FREE movies, popcorn, live entertainment, and axe throwing
  • 4 pm: Official ribbon cutting with Monticello Chamber, executives from Emagine Entertainment, and Minnesota Axe
  • 6 pm: Live entertainment by local band, Slowspeed

Emagine Monticello

Emagine Monticello and Minnesota Axe are located at 9375 Deegan Ave in Monticello. Limit one movie, one popcorn, and one axe-throwing session per guest.

Tim Burton’s Live-Action DUMBO Advance Screening

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We are soooo excited about the all-new DUMBO movie coming to theatres everywhere March 29th. What’s even more exciting is that we all have a chance to see it early!! (Keep reading for passes.)

Tim Burtons Dumbo

If you have already seen the Dumbo trailers, I have a feeling you’re also looking forward to this new Tim Burton version of Dumbo. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out:

 

 

About Tim Burton’s DUMBO:

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Danny DeVito Dumbo

DUMBO Advance Screening Passes:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of Disney’s live-action DUMBO on March 26 at AMC Southdale at 7pm. To download a 4 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. Get your passes HERE.

Free Film Screening of THE PUBLIC and Q&A with Emilio Estevez Tomorrow

Join Minneapolis Central Library for a special (free) movie screening of THE PUBLIC, a new film written, produced, and directed by Emilio Estevez. The screening takes place tomorrow (Sunday, March 17th) starting at 2 pm. Minneapolis Central Library is located at 300 Nicollet Mall.

It’s appropriate that this is taking place in a library as this film is about downtown Cincinnati librarians Stuart Goodson (played by Emilio Estevez) and Myra (played by Jena Malone) who see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media.

 

 

After the screening, there will be a brief Q&A with Emilio Estevez. Doors open at 1:15 pm and seating is very limited and will be given on a first-come, first served basis. There is no overflow seating available. The film has a PG-13 rating and opens in theaters on Friday, April 5th.

More details HERE.

Free Rides at Nickelodeon Universe to Celebrate WONDER PARK

Head to Nickelodeon Universe this Friday to celebrate the wonder of WONDER PARK with FREE rides! Visit Nickelodeon Universe (South Entrance at the Mall of America) on Friday, March 15th from 10 am – 12 pm to get in on all the fun.

Paramount Pictures and the Mall of America are joining forces and opening the gates to offer families complimentary point passes (while supplies last) to explore the awe and wonder of Nickelodeon Universe in celebration of WONDER PARK‘s opening day in theaters.

You’ll also have the chance to win WONDER PARK prizes including sweatshirts, cinch bags, full-day wristbands to Nickelodeon Universe, and a gift card to CMX Cinemas to see the film.

 

 

Here’s a little more about WONDER PARK:

A precious 8-year-old with a knack for engineering designs a spectacular imaginary amusement park, only to discover that it has become real. But when her beloved park is threatened, only she can save her creation – with the help of her soaring imagination and some very special friends. A delightful and inspiring fable for all ages, WONDER PARK features a star-studded voice cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick, Norbert Leo Butz, John Oliver, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Ken Hudson Campbell, and newcomer Brianna Denski.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Winter Film Series – $3 Admission + Discounted Concessions

The Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Marcus Theatres kicks off this weekend! See family-friendly movies for $3 on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am through April 14th at Marcus Theatres. They’ll also have popcorn and fountain drinks available for $2.75 each.

To snag FREE tickets to the show, just visit a participating American Family Insurance agent and you’ll receive two tickets to your choice of this year’s titles (or just download your free passes HERE).

Movies include:

  • March 2 – 3: Smallfoot
  • March 9 – 10: Ferdinand
  • March 16 – 17: Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
  • March 23 – 24: Trolls
  • March 30 – 31: House With a Clock In Its Walls
  • April 6 – 7: Sing
  • April 13 – 14: The Grinch

Minnesota locations include Elk River Cinema, Lakes Cinema (Hermantown), Oakdale Cinema, Parkwood Cinema (Waite Park), Rochester Cinema + Imax, Rosemount Cinema, and Southbridge Crossing Cinema (Shakopee).

Winter Movie on Ice in Willmar

Willmar Winter Movie on Ice

For those of you in central Minnesota, we found some winter fun for you this weekend!  Head to Willmar on February 16th for the Winter Movie on Ice Event.

You only need to bundle up a little since the event is held indoors at the Civic Center.  Bring your own skates or there’ll be some skates available on a first come, first served basis. (Helmets are recommended for beginner skaters.)

The movie is Incredibles 2 and it begins at 6pm.  If you need skates it’s suggested to arrive at 5:30.

Official Willmar Winter Movie on Ice Event Info: 

Everyone is welcome to the 2019 Winter Movie on Ice Event!
Saturday, February 16th starting at 6pm at the Willmar Civic Center
Skates will be available on a first come basis starting at 5:30pm
Movie starts at 6pm

FREE Admission, FREE Popcorn, FREE Pop
FREE ice skate rental is available on a first come basis.
***Please bring your own skates if you have them.

Showing of The Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries

One of my favorite annual movie events is back again.  The 2019 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries will be 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 2019 starts Friday February 8th, and will continue for just a few days, the last showing is on February 14th. Only one showing per day beginning at 4:15.

The admission is a little higher than the typical $2 you pay at the Riverview.  For this event, tickets are $7 or $5 for students and seniors.  I don’t recommend bringing young kids.  Sometimes the content can be graphic and it’s a long time to sit with no breaks between films.

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.  Other years I’ve 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.

Marcus Theatres Disney “Enchanted Tales” Film Series – $5 Admission

Get out and about while still staying warm inside by checking out a movie! Now you can relive the magic of classic Disney movies on the big screen at Marcus Theatres with their Disney “Enchanted Tales” film series. Admission is $5 per person.

Showings include:

The Little Mermaid – January 25th through 31st (extended through the week!)

Lilo & Stitch – February 1st through 3rd

Tangled – February 8th through 10th

Beauty and the Beast – February 14th through 18th

Daily showtimes are 10 am, 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:45 pm.

Minnesota locations include Elk River Cinema, Lakes Cinema (Hermantown), Oakdale Cinema, Parkwood Cinema (Waite Park), Rochester Cinema + Imax, Rosemount Cinema, and Southbridge Crossing Cinema (Shakopee).

Omnifest

 

Credit: Science Museum of MN

One of our favorite events starts next week.  The Omnifest, taking place at the Science Museum of Minnesota, begins January 4th-February 28th.  This is the 20th year for this fabulous event and each year the shows continue to amaze yes.  With five different films to choose from, there’s something for everyone.   You can purchase tickets in advance here on their website.

Our popular giant screen film festival returns to the Omnitheater, bringing five visitor favorites that will whisk you away on great adventures. Join in a shuttle mission to construct the International Space Station, ride shotgun in the Tornado Intercept Vehicle and chase after deadly storms, get a front row seat for the eruptions of some of the world’s most famous volcanoes, and much more.

Making this year’s fest even more special is the fact that the Science Museum – the largest museum-based producer of giant screen films – played a role in producing each film.

With a diverse film line-up that appeals to all ages and interests and a Minnesota tie to each film that can make each of us proud, Omnifest 2019 is an ideal destination this winter.