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Summer Fun with Marcus Theatres!

One of my favorite things as a child was hopping into the car on a summer day when my mom said that she had a surprise! We jumped in the car and asked a million questions until she finally gave in.

“I’m taking you to a movie!”

We all were thrilled! Movies are such a fun experience both as a kid and an adult! Marcus Theatres is one of our favorites, and I’d love to tell you all about their upcoming budget-friendly (and free!) summer highlights. With six theatres throughout the Twin Cities, including the Oakdale, Rosemount and Southbridge Crossing Cinemas (Shakopee), rain or shine, Marcus Theatres is your go-to summer entertainment destination! 

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Did you know that Marcus Theatres offers free family parties? Say what! Mark your calendars for family parties to celebrate this summer’s biggest films. They are a great way to burn off energy before or after the movie! (Film admission is sold separately. Make sure to purchase a movie ticket!)

“The Lion King” Free Family Parties: July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to noon

  • Enjoy a photo booth; make-your-own paper plate lion mask, lion origami and animal scratch art; and snacks

The Angry Birds Movie 2” Free Family Parties:  August 17-18 from 10 a.m. to noon

Participating locations include Oakdale and Southbridge Crossing (Shakopee) Cinemas.

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Another summer favorite is to see our favorite “oldies” on the big screen complete with comfy seats! Check out the Kids Dream Summer Film Series sponsored by American Family Insurance.

Recent family favorites return to the big screen every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday now through August 14th. Admission is just $3 per person, plus, popcorn and drinks are only $2.75 each!

Here’s the schedule:

  • “Hotel Transylvania 3”: July 15 and 17
  • “Despicable Me”: July 21, 22 and 24
  • “Wonder Park”: July 28, 29 and 31
  • “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”: August 4, 5 and 7
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”: August 11, 12 and 14

Want to save even more? You can visit your local American Family Insurance agency owner or the Kids Dream website for two FREE tickets courtesy of American Family Insurance:

Participating locations include Elk River, Hastings, Lakes (Hermantown), Rosemount and Southbridge Crossing Cinemas (Shakopee).

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Don’t forget about checking out their family movie guide! Here are some of the summer favorites coming to a Marcus Theatre near you.

Make sure to take advantage of $5 Movie Tuesday at all locations, plus $6 Student Thursday and Early Bird Movies at Rosemount and Southbridge Crossing Cinemas. 


“The Secret Life of Pets 2”

“Toy Story 4”

“Spider-Man: Far From Home”

“The Lion King” (opens July 19)

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (Opens August 9)

“The Angry Birds Movie 2” (Opens August 14)

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