3 Thrifty Ways To Watch Movies Near The Twin Cities

3 Thrifty Ways To Watch Movies Near The Twin Cities

Let’s face it, movies can be ridiculously expensive. Here are a few cheaper options for those of you who are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul (and surrounding) area.

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Step back into the age of diners and drive-in movies at Vali-Hi Drive-In Theatre. Priced at 3 movies for the price of 1, this is a bucket list destination 7 days a week throughout the Summer months. The first showing starts right after sunset, so make sure to get there early to grab a good spot- they fill up quickly on the weekends.


Featuring $1 hot dogs and arcade games every night, you can enjoy every second you are here.

$8.50 per person

Ages 6-12: $1

Ages 5 and under: Free

11260 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN

(651) 436-7464


Marcus Oakdale Theatre

This theatre changes the movie going experience. No more uncomfortable seats, being too close to the person next to you, or having to awkwardly sneak snacks in.

Marcus Theatre in Oakdale, MN offers comfy recliner seats which are nothing less than amazing. They also have a bistro theatre that allows you to order everything from beer, to food (I suggest cheese curds) to desserts (I like the lava cake) from your seat as you watch the movie.

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Marcus has $5 movie Tuesdays- some locations also have $5 student Thursdays. If you choose to get their reward card, you can also receive a free large popcorn on these days. The rewards card is a free, quick, and easy sign up that waives the convenience fee ($1.75/person) and lets you earn points (which turn into dollars.) Pinch yourself, this might be a dream.

5677 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN

(651) 770-4994

Theatre Locations

St. Anthony Main Theatre

This theatre is an old fashioned brick building with a few movie options throughout the week and weekend. Located in Minneapolis, this theatre is a hot spot for anyone wanting a fun night out. Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 12.38.20 PM

On Tuesdays, St. Anthony features the amazing deal of $5 movie tickets and $2 pop or popcorn (the sizes are big enough for 2 people to share.) Whether you are going out with a couple friends or looking for a date night idea, St. Anthony is a great theatre to experience.

115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 331-3134



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