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Old school movie theater

This place is the best! The decor is classy 1960's, tastefully done. From the moment you walk up to... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2nd run movie theater with 1950s Hollywood Modern design

Built in 1949, with much of the original Hollywood Modern furniture in the lobby/lounge area. Lots... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
sheldon m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3504
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This place is the best! The decor is classy 1960's, tastefully done. From the moment you walk up to the marquee outside until the moment you leave, you'll have a smile on your face. It's an iconic neighborhood theater, but clean, neat, comfortable, good sound...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Partera60
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Built in 1949, with much of the original Hollywood Modern furniture in the lobby/lounge area. Lots of room between rows, comfortable seats (no not those weird lounge seats you get in some new theaters, modern sound system and projection system. $ per person for most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheldon m
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So the seats may not be recliners and this theater doesn't bring food to your seat... here's what it does have. 1. Good picture and sound 2. A classic 1940s decor 3. $2-3 tickets 4. $6 for popcorn with real butter and drink... combined 5....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank bellses
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Golly, I really enjoyed seeing a movie at this 1940's single-screen movie house. Check out Riverside's storied past and architectural significance--or just dig the space-race "New Frontier" vibe from the lobby/lounges and concession stand. The best part was the gradual sloping theatre seating (including upgraded...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stevec0nley
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We went here to watch a movie tonight and were pleasantly surprised. The theatre has discount seats and is older, but has been nicely updated. The theatre is huge and the seats are comfortable and include cup holders. This was a great place to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheezylisa
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I saw the Oscar Shorts shown at Riverview Theater. I was able to park in the clinic parking lot across the street. Tickets were very cheep, but cash only. They have an ATM in the lobby if you need to use it. Snacks are also...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Katelyn B
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Saw the movie "Wonder". It was one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. The Riverview Theatre is really awesome. One thing about the theatre seating area, that all should know, is that the seats are anchored to a slanted...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The prices are good, the popcorn is delicious they use real butter and the movie screen is nice. Seats are basic, no fancy leather reclining but that's okay. I would rather see a movie here. They have some great special events off and on as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PurpleMN
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Went for a movie after having not been here for a few years. Affordable prices, medium size theaters with comfortable seating. Alcoholic beverages available.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Brando62
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Fun mid-century modern decor, delicious popcorn, and no better ticket prices in town! Perhaps a bit of delay in the films shown, but can't beat this theatre as the place to go for movies!

Date of experience: January 2018
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