The Riverview Theater

Many of us are too young to remember the days long before Netflix when not just film buffs took frequent trips to the movie theater. One theater in the Howe neighborhood of Minneapolis is preserving that old-school Hollywood

glamour. The Riverview Theater, built in 1948 and later renovated in 1956, has upheld the art-deco charm of an old theatre while offering exceptionally low prices—just $2 per ticket. Sure, the films are a few months behind their big release, but with their unbeatable prices, assessable location, and charming 1950s décor, no one is complaining.

Photographer: Helena Mueller

Photographer: Helena Mueller

Riverview continues the stellar prices when it comes to their concessions, offering candy for $1 and eliminating the need to sneak in your own movie munchies. Not only is the candy cheap, but the popcorn is topnotch. They use real butter and give you the option to add cheese or ranch. During a recent visit to Riverview to see “Brooklyn, I met a self-proclaimed popcorn sommelier in line, and apparently this is the best popcorn in town. Take that as you will.

Just a short 35-minute bus ride away from campus, The Riverview Theater is the perfect evening activity for a group of penniless college students. And for just $2 a ticket, there isn’t anything more you could ask for.

Photographer: Helena Mueller

Photographer: Helena Mueller