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Riverview Theater

Address: 3800 42nd Av. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone Number: 612 729 7369
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Ranked #5 of 87 Activities in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Big screen theater at its best. Price is right. Concessions are tasty and not over priced. Seating is comfy. Audience is well behaved. Lobby is retro as are the restrooms. Go, Go, Go. On street parking is always a bit of a walk from the theater.

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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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6 reviews 6 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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