St. Anthony Main - General Topics

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St. Anthony Main - General Topics

Postby dmdhashw » August 27th, 2013, 8:49 am

The owners of the St. Anthony Main movie theater are investing $2 million in renovations this fall. The renovations will consist of new digital projection technology, improved sound systems, new decor, new heating and air conditioning and new seating.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... ation.html

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby MplsSteve » August 27th, 2013, 12:26 pm

That's great news. I really like that theater, even though it's become somewhat decrepit. I appreciate the Main's more adult orientation that you don't find in the suburbs. I am puzzled by part about upgrading to digital technology. I thought that all theaters had to do that a while back.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby twincitizen » August 27th, 2013, 2:41 pm

I went recently and quite enjoyed it, mostly due to being able to explore the St. Anthony Main area before and after the movie, but still. The ticket prices are VERY affordable compared with AMC's, etc. The screens are very, very small however. I might pay the extra few bucks and drive to Southdale to see the latest superhero/sci-fi effects-laden blockbuster on a REAL movie screen. The screens at St. Anthony are probably in the ballpark of a really rich guy's basement. For comparison, they are much smaller than your typical one-screen historic theater even. I saw Oblivion on a Saturday night, 2nd week of release I believe, and it was not very busy at all.
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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby dmdhashw » August 27th, 2013, 2:59 pm

MplsSteve wrote:That's great news. I really like that theater, even though it's become somewhat decrepit. I appreciate the Main's more adult orientation that you don't find in the suburbs. I am puzzled by part about upgrading to digital technology. I thought that all theaters had to do that a while back.
The article states that they've done some upgrades already. The few screens I've been in at St. Anthony have all had digital projectors.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby FISHMANPET » August 27th, 2013, 3:14 pm

I saw the new Star Trek at St Anthony and I thought it was great, plenty big for me. I much prefer St Anthony for movies than any of the huge theaters.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby RailBaronYarr » August 27th, 2013, 10:59 pm

I always got frustrated in school when my housemates wanted to go to the Rosedale AMC for movies rather than the closer and much cooler St Anthony Main. On the cheap front.. doesn't AMC offer $6 movies all day every day except Fri and Sat though? In any case, I wish there were more theaters like St Anthony Main spread throughout the city...

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby dmdhashw » August 28th, 2013, 6:32 am

RailBaronYarr wrote:I always got frustrated in school when my housemates wanted to go to the Rosedale AMC for movies rather than the closer and much cooler St Anthony Main. On the cheap front.. doesn't AMC offer $6 movies all day every day except Fri and Sat though? In any case, I wish there were more theaters like St Anthony Main spread throughout the city...
AMC is now $5 for matinee during the week, $7.50 for week nights, $8 for weekend matinee, and $10.75 for weekend nights.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby Didier » August 28th, 2013, 10:53 am

Not all of the screens at St Anthony Main are smaller like that, though. But I do the same thing: St Anthony Main for most movies and Icon for big special effects or soundtrack movies.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby orangevening » August 28th, 2013, 2:45 pm

I worked there in the late 1990's. One evening Marilyn Manson came in with his girlfriend at the time (Rose
?) and watched "Pleasantville". He was in town for a tour.

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby dmdhashw » June 5th, 2014, 8:58 am

The theater has had limited showings this summer due to the renovation. They have a couple pictures up on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stanthonymaintheatre

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

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Re: St. Anthony Main Movie Theater

Postby jasmeen » February 19th, 2016, 3:23 am

I wish there were more theaters like St Anthony Main spread throughout the city...
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