Summer Film Events


Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.276.0788 (ext. 23)

The Resource Center of the Americas continues its free weekly series of films (Fridays at 6:30 p.m.), followed by discussion.

June 10 Voces Inocentes

June 17 Salt of the Earth


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

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

June 10-11 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

June 17 Napoleon Dynamite

June 18 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

June 24-25 Old School

July 2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 8-9 The Goonies

July 16 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 22-23 Moulin Rouge

July 30 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (call to confirm)

August 6 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 12-13 Harold and Maude

August 20 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 3 The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Minnesota Film Arts continues its weekly Oak Street series of films for kids of all ages. All programs begin at 1:00 p.m.

June 11 Five Children and It

June 18 Pelican Man

June 25 Spirited Away

July 9 Animation from Iran

July 16 Classic Looney Tunes

July 23 The Red Balloon/Bim the Little Donkey

July 30 The General

August 6 Back to School: Animated Stories for Kids


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

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

June 11 Monty Python and the Holy Grail

June 18 The Big Lebowski

June 25 Disco Dolls in Hot Skin (3-D)


The Bell, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Minnesota Film Arts continues its weekend afternoon series of jazz documentaries at Bell Auditorium. All films are presented at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m.

June 11-12 A Great Day in Harlem

June 18-19 The Last of the First

June 25-26 Jazz on a Summer's Day


Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Minnesota Film Arts continues its weekly Oak Street series of pre-Rear Window films from the Master of Suspense.

June 12 Jamaica Inn (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

June 19 Rebecca (11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

June 26 Rope (11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m.)

July 3 Shadow of a Doubt (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

July 10 Spellbound (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

July 17 Notorious (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)

July 24 Saboteur (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)

July 31 Strangers on a Train (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)

August 7 I Confess (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)


Grumpy's, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.340.9738

City Club Cinema (located within Grumpy's Bar and Grill) continues its series of films featuring the classic stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen. Screenings begin at 8:30 p.m.

June 13 Twenty Million Miles to Earth

June 20 7th Voyage of Sinbad

June 27 Jason and the Argonauts


Bobino Wine Bar and Cafe, 222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.623.3301

Bobino's Starlight Lounge presents an eclectic series of films on its outdoor patio. Screenings begin at dusk.

June 13 One Crazy Summer

June 20 Cape Fear

June 27 Microcosmos

July 4 Fireworks (onscreen and off)

July 11 A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 18 The Little Fugitive

July 25 Team America: World Police

August 1 The Secret Garden

August 8 Two-Lane Blacktop

August 15 The Straight Story

August 22 A Midsummer Night's Rave

August 29 Wet Hot American Summer


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

The Bryant-Lake Bowl continues its bimonthly series of recent documentary films. Screenings, held at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, are followed by live discussions with the filmmakers, who participate by phone or internet if not in person.


The Bell, 10 Church St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Minnesota Film Arts continues its weekly 16mm film series, which calls attention to the U of M's treasure trove of endangered celluloid. Screenings are held at Bell Auditorium on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m.



St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.4723

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Brigitte Berman will be present at the St. Anthony Main to introduce two screenings of this, her profile of legendary bandleader Artie Shaw, on Saturday, June 18 (at 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 19 (1:00 p.m.).


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

In celebration of the 33rd annual Twin Cities Pride Festival, the Walker screens this sexy French farce on Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m.


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.

June 23 The Muppet Movie with Jaztronauts

June 30 Duck Soup with Papa John and the Hot Club

July 7 Shrek 2 with Songs of Hope

July 14 Best in Show with Bill Geezy Band

July 21 The Return of the Pink Panther with Cafe Accordion Orchestra

July 28 To Kill a Mockingbird with Fuego Flamenco

August 4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with Superman Curl

August 11 West Side Story with Nachito and Mirdalys Herrera


Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.604.0222

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

District 202, 1601 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.871.5559

Now in its fifth year, this showcase of film and video from the queer underground has expanded in length and scope to include screenings at three Twin Cities venues over five days. For more information, visit


Soap Factory, 110 5th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612.623.9176

The Soap Factory's multimedia celebration of Independence Day and independent cinema stretches this year to an entire weekend (July 2-4) and includes work from the very first Ten Second Film Festival (


Lowell Park, one block east of Historic Main Street, Stillwater; 651.439.4001

Stillwater's Lowell Park plays host to a Tuesday night series of movies and live music in July and August. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.

July 5 Romancing the Stone with Ticket to Brasil

July 12 Finding Neverland with Legacy

July 19 Out of Africa Sowah Mensah

July 26 The Triplets of Belleville with Cafe Accordion Orchetra

August 2 The Mark of Zorro with Michael Hauser's Cuadro Flamenco

August 9 Mouse Hunt with the Splatter Sisters

August 16 Napoleon Dynamite with Acting Normal


Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Oak Street Cinema presents seven monster movies, three of them with live musical accompaniment.

July 15 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (7:30 p.m.)

July 16 The Golem (7:30 p.m.)

July 17-19 Frankenstein (7:30 and 9:15 p.m.; also Saturday at 5:45 p.m.)

July 20-21 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (7:15 and 9:40 p.m.)

July 22 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (7:30 p.m.)

July 23-24 Mighty Joe Young (7:30 and 9:20 p.m.; also Saturday at 5:30 p.m.)

July 25-26 The Invisible Man (7:30 and 9:15 p.m.)


Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights; 763.788.9079

On Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m., the Heights screens Buster Keaton's 1924 classic to live organ accompaniment by David Knudtson.


Loring Park, Willow Street at 14th Street W., Minneapolis; 612.375.7622

Walker Art Center's venerable Monday night series of movies and music in Loring Park pays tribute to director Nicholas Ray. Films begin at dusk, live music and DJs at 7:00 p.m.

July 18 Knock on Any Door with Issa Bagayogo, DJ Paul Harding

July 25 In a Lonely Place with Doomtree, DJ Truth Maze

August 1 Rebel Without a Cause with Melodious Owl, DJ Clint Simonson

August 8 Bigger than Life with Thunder in the Valley, DJ Rob Nelson

August 15 The Lusty Men with the House of Mercy Band, DJ Janis Lane-Ewart

August 22 Johnny Guitar with Arcwelder, DJ Gretchen Williams


Corner of County Road 1 and County Road 4, Wrenshall; [email protected]  

Offering a "farm-fresh alternative to stale cinema," this festival in Wrenshall, Minnesota (approximately 25 miles south of Duluth) screens its films inside a large barn. For more information about the festival, held July 29 and 30, visit

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