Summer Film Events

Midnights at the Uptown

Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.825.6006.

The Uptown continues its long-running cult-film series on Saturdays at midnight.

June 10 The Goonies

June 17 The Shining

June 24 A Fistful of Dollars

July 1 The Neverending Story

July 8 Total Recall

July 15 Clue

July 22 TBD

July 29 Stuart Saves His Family

August 5 Lifeforce

August 12 TBD

August 19 The Big Lebowski

MPAC Presents Films

Hollywood comedies grace Coffman Union (and the West Bank Union Auditorium as noted below), courtesy of the Minnesota Programs & Activities Council. Screenings begin at 9:30 p.m.

June 12-15 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

June 19-22 Detroit Rock City

June 26-29 Stand by Me

July 10-13 National Lampoon's Vacation (July 11 at West Bank Union)

July 19-20 Broken Lizard's Club Dread

July 26-27 Eurotrip

August 2-3 Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Cinema Slop!

"Weird and wonderful movies" are screened on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 p.m.

June 13 The Power of Nightmares

July 11 Bedazzled/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

August 8 Poor Cow/Work Is a Four-Letter Word

Dinkytowner Cafe, 412-1/2 14th Ave. SE, Mpls.; 612.362.0437.

The 48 Hour Film Project

Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.729.7369.

Short films by Minnesota-based directors who worked from strict instructions on 48-hour deadlines are screened in competition for prizes and acclaim. Screenings are held June 13 (7:00 and 9:30 p.m.), June 14 (7:00 and 9:30 p.m.), and June 15 (9:30 p.m. only) at the Riverview. For more information, visit

Movies in Northeast

The Basin, corner of 22nd Avenue and Quincy Street, Mpls.; 612.781.2299.

The Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association presents another summer series of outdoor screenings in the Basin.

June 13 Dog Day Afternoon

June 20 In Heaven There Is No Beer?

June 27 Billy Jack

Cinema and Civics in Stevens Square Park

Stevens Square Park, corner of 18th Street and 2nd Avenue South, Mpls.; 612.871.7307.

The Stevens Square Community Organization and the Stevens Square Center for the Arts present their latest series of summer movies in Stevens Square Park. Films begin at dusk; food, fun activities, and live music will be on hand at 7:00 p.m.

June 14 Open Reel Screening

June 21 TBD

June 28 Call Me Malcolm

July 5 Tiny Explosions

July 12 A Day Without a Mexican

July 19 When Billy Broke His Head..and Other Tales of Wonder

July 26 TBD

August 2 The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Arise! Summer Series

Arise! Bookstore, 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.871.7110.

The radical/progressive bookstore's summer series includes film screenings (at 8:00 p.m.) along with live music, public discussions, and other special events.

June 15 The Gleaners and I

June 22 After Innocence

July 13 Sid & Nancy

July 20 Labor's Turning Point

July 27 The American Astronaut

August 3 Style Wars

August 10 Hell House

August 17 Long Gone

August 24 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

Late-Night Cinema

Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.729.7369.

The Riverview Theater screens cult films on select Fridays and Saturdays at midnight.

June 17 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 1 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 7-8 Sin City

July 15 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 21-22 A Clockwork Orange

July 28-29 Fight Club

August 5 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 11-12 The Neverending Story

August 19 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 25-26 Office Space

Square Lake Solstice Festival

Square Lake County Park, 13359 Partridge Rd., Stillwater;

Now in its fifth year, this daylong outdoor festival of live music also features screenings of local film shorts, including animation. For more info on the festival, held Saturday, June 17, visit

Pine Flat

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.375.7600.

Sharon Lockhart's latest experimental film screens three Sundays—June 18, July 2, and July 16—at 3:00 p.m.

Get Real: City Pages Documentary Film Series

Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls.; 612.825.8949.

In this monthly series at the BLB, City Pages brings back the hits from five years of Get Real documentary festivals, along with other docs, new and old.

June 20 Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

July 18 TBD

Cinema Lounge

Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls.; 612.825.8949.

On the third Wednesday of each month (at 7:00 p.m.), including June 21, IFP Minnesota presents a collection of shorts by Minnesota-based film- and video-makers, many of whom are in attendance to introduce their work and answer questions afterward.


Queer Takes

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.375.7600.

The Walker presents a series of new films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender subjects and themes.

June 21 20 Centimeters (7:00 p.m.)

June 21 A Year Without Love (9:15 p.m.)

June 22 Girls Short Shorts (7:00 p.m.)

June 22 Boys Short Shorts (9:00 p.m.)

June 23 Time to Leave (7:00 p.m.)

June 23 Wild Tigers I Have Known (9:00 p.m.)

June 24 Strange Fruit (7:00 p.m.)

June 24 Broken Sky (9:00 p.m.)

Solstice Film Festival

Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul; 651.290.1496.

This five-day festival of independent film begins Wednesday, June 21 at the Fitzgerald Theater with a screening of Mini's First Time (6:30 p.m.), a dark comedy starring Nikki Reed, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Carrie-Anne Moss. For more information on the festival, which continues with screenings and parties at various locations through Sunday, June 25, visit

Music and Movies in District del Sol

Parque Castillo, one block west of the intersection of State Street and Cesar Chavez Street, St. Paul; 651.222.6347.

Parque Castillo resumes its Thursday night series of movies and live music in District del Sol on the west side of St. Paul. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.

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