If I'm going to break down and see a mainstream movie at a first run theater, I head to Saint Anthony Main Cinemas. The seats are worn out, and the upstairs screens are too small, but the location can't be beat.
Why head to the suburbs to see Lord of the Rings when you can stroll along the Mississippi after the show? St Anthony main cinemas is located in the heart of Saint Anthony across the river from downtown Minneapolis.
Main Street is the most scenic river front road in the Twin Cities. Show up early and take a walk across the historic stone-arch bridge. You won't be disappointed.
Concessions are the standard fair. Prices are comparable to the average multiplex ticket. The theater offers student discounts (a rarity in the cities), so dust off your old student ID.