Lagoon Theater

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Today marks the turn of the seasons, and what better way to cap off what almost everyone agrees was one of the lamest summer movie slates since the concept of “summer movie” was first coined than to head to a smaller-scale movie with bigger ideas?

09/22/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

I’m not exactly surprised to see the box office receipts for this holiday weekend. Specifically, I’m not surprised to see that Godzilla is off by 77 percent of its opening weekend totals.

05/26/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

This week’s collection of movie best bets is a bit hastier than normal because, duh, you should be first and foremost checking out our daily selections from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Just as the weather’s heating up, so are the number of movies enticing you to stay indoors.

04/07/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Fests are still playing out. Fantastic new works of art are still in theaters. (If you haven’t caught “Stranger by the Lake” yet and you’re open-minded, clear a spot on your calendar.) And the screenings just keep coming! It’s enough to make your head spin.

03/11/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Now that the long Oscar season nightmare is finally over, it’s time to sing “Auld Lang Syne” and enjoy the best of what’s playing locally. And let me tell you, the floodgates are open, first and foremost not one but two foreign film festivals.

03/03/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Forget about the forecast. No, seriously. Pretend you didn’t just hear Mike Augustyniak toss out the possibility that parts of Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow later this week.

04/08/2013

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’d like to catch something a little bit less in high public demand but still more than worth your time and extra effort, here are some of the best screening options for the next seven days.

11/26/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Too late to wrap up Halloween horror movies, too early to break out your yuletide holiday fare. However, it’s the perfect time to start catching up on some offbeat classics and cult fare before the year-end holiday crush begins in earnest.

11/12/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Most of you have probably put away your costumes for another year, but there are officially still a few days left before Halloween, so most of this week’s best bets deal in the macabre. Here […]

10/29/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Yes, we’re in a little bit of a movie lull right now, and it’s hardly surprising given how little there seems to be out there. Oh, except for that there’s tons once you get past the multiplex.

09/10/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

It’s back to school time, and I’ve decided to inaugurate a new weekly post to the WCCO Movie Blog which will, I hope, alert film fans to their assignments for the coming week.

09/03/2012

Greg Kinnear

Movie Blog Flashback: Kinnear Shoots Movie In Metro

When Greg Kinnear was shooting his new movie Thin Ice in the Twin Cities two years ago, the production went under the title The Convincer. The Jill Sprecher-directed film shot a number of scenes around the metro area, including right in WCCO-TV’s own backyard.

02/17/2012

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Movie Blog: Oscar Shorts At The Lagoon

Want to win your Oscar pool? Well, it often comes down to picking the short film categories. Luckily for you, the Lagoon Theater will be presenting the ten movies nominated in the short animated film and short live action film categories this Friday

02/09/2012

Cottage View Drive-In

Best Movie Theaters In The Twin Cities

Here in the Twin Cities, we have theaters so great, you’d go to them on a 100-degree day even if their A/C system was on the blink … or, for that matter, in the dead of winter with enfeebled heating.

CBS Minnesota–12/08/2010

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