BEST MOVIE THEATER Minneapolis 2008 - Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
When you can see a movie in a theater for less than it costs to rent one, you know you've found a deal. Add cheap concessions, a cool vintage lobby, and a magnificently large screen, and you've found gold. For more than 50 years, Riverview Theater has been entertaining moviegoers with its blend of Hollywood hits and independent films, all for $3 or less. On a Wednesday not long ago, film fans packed into the neighborhood theater for a showing of I Am Legend and got lost in a world that appeared to have left behind only Will Smith. Despite the terrifying notion that the fate of humanity had fallen once again into the hands of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the theater's warm ambience, friendly staff, and the lingering, buttery smell of well-salted popcorn reminded viewers that no matter how bad it gets, the Riverview is the perfect oasis from a troubled world.