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Riverview Theater

3800 42nd Av. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
612 729 7369
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Ranked #4 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a discovery & great theater for a cold, snowy afternoon. Staff were very welcoming, seats were comfortable (even for a 'large' person). I was pleasantly surprised that it was so easy to find & get to in South Mpls.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You can not do better than the Riverview- excellent neighborhood place, great value, real butter on your popcorn. They have special showings during the holidays, and different shows from the cookie cutter places. I am so pleased to be able to take my family to such an affordable place. Thank you Riverview!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The prices are the best in town, the seats are comfortable, and the popcorn has real butter yes I said real butter. If you haven't' discovered this movie theater check it out. The only down side is they don't always get the movies I want and you just never know what movies they will choose to have and how long... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This movie theater is great! It is $3 for second run movies so a great inexpensive adventure. It is wonderfully preserved and is just a neat place to visit. I personally love the gold bubblers and cat print wallpaper in the ladies room. The screen is big, the seats are comfortable and the popcorn is yummy & cheap by movie... More 

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Minneapolis, Mn
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I don't like going to other movie theaters because the Riverview is such a great place to watch a movie. It is large. The atmosphere says you are in a movie theater. The seats are new and clean. The movie selection is varied. The price is unbeatable. Popcorn is great. It is vintage! The Riverview owner also puts on events... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The theater is giant, majestic, and super affordable with tickets and popcorn under 4 dollars. The whole place is well-maintained and super clean. The theater is giant and the picture resolution is of great quality. The thing is... they don't have a great variety of movies. This theater will almost never screen a great art film or any great film... More 

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Orlando, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Riverview Theater is a movie theater with a nostalgic feel. While the movies aren't opening weekend fare, there are relatively new but for $2/person, you can't beat the price. The facility is pretty much like it's 1950's decor however some accommodations have been made to add wheelchair seating and modern projectors. There's only 1 auditorium (but it's pretty large... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This theater plays current releases in a beautiful old style theater surrounded by beautiful restaurants and shops that make up a great local neighborhood. Discounted prices, great surroundings and current releases. What's not to like.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lovely movie theater. Nice to go to a place that is not your standard chain theater. Popcorn really is good. Love the stadium style seating and how the patrons are often expressive enough to share the movie experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great 50's preserved theater. The GM wears a suit- it feels like an occasion every time you go; you feel special. I cannot say enough good things! And the butter is real butter on the popcorn!

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