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Happy Godzilla Day! And Happy Oscars Season, I Guess. Here Are All the Movies!

Pretty much every movie you can see in the Twin Cities area this week.

Godzilla, Kimya Dawson, Julian Casablancas
Provided; Rebecca Greenfield|

Julian Casablancas protects Kimya Dawson from Godzilla.

It’s that time of year when they release the good movies—and the “good” movies, if you know what I mean. (I got plenty to say about a few of them in upcoming days, if I have time.)

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, November 3

Gojira (1954)
Alamo Drafthouse
You may know him better as Godzilla. $10. 7:20 p.m. More info here.

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Did you know November 3 is Godzilla Day? $16.13. 7 p.m. More info here.

Love and Basketball (2000)
Capri Theater
A sweet little movie. $5; free for Northside residents. 7 p.m. More info here.

The Shining (1980)
Edina 4
To celebrate their redesign, the now Mann-owned Edina is featuring Kubrick’s alienating classic look at supernatural writer’s block. $13. All week. Showtimes and more info here.

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Grandview 1&2
Attica! Attica! $12. 9:15 p.m. Also Saturday 11:59 p.m. More info here.

Grease (1978)
The Heights
I’m told it is “the word.” $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Cleo (2019)
The Main
A woman hunts for treasure in the streets of Berlin. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

The Godfather (1972)
Parkway Theater
I’ve heard this is a good one. With pre-show trivia. $9/$12. Trivia 7 p.m. Screening 8 p.m. More info here.

McKnight Media Artist Fellowships 2021-2022
Walker Art Center
This year’s four fellowship recipients discuss and screen their work. Free. 7 p.m. More info here.

Friday, November 4

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Alamo Drafthouse
This castle has legs! $10. 5:45 p.m. Also Sunday. More info here.

It’s Happening Right Here (2022)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
An “inspirational” doc about the fight against sex trafficking. $16.13. 7 p.m. More info here.

Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship (2017)
The Main
A stubborn asthmatic teen decides to climb a mountain in search of a mystical cure. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 10 a.m. More info here.

Our Short Life (1980)
The Main
A rebellious young female architect lives on her own terms. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

Scream It Off Screen
Parkway Theater
The most fun you can have yelling at movies in the Twin Cities. $10/$12. 8 p.m. More info here.

Mad God (2002)
A grim, intricate, mesmerizing labor of love from Visual Effects master Phil Tippett (Jurassic Park, RoboCop). $8. Friday-Saturday 7-8:45 p.m. Sunday 3 & 4:45 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, November 5

Song of the Sea (2014)
Alamo Drafthouse
Two animated Irish kiddies flee their grandma’s home in the city to return to life by the sea. $10. 6:05 p.m. More info here.

La Traviata 
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Showplace ICON
I believe this means “The Traviata” in Italian. $21.50 and up. 11:55 a.m. Also Wednesday 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2022
Emagine Willow Creek
Watch a Danish concert from April with your fellow Deadheads. $15. 5 p.m. More info here.

Mission Ulya Funk (2021)
The Main
A tween steals a hearse so she can see an asteroid impact. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 1 p.m. More info here.

Solo Sunny (1979)
The Main
An aspiring singer makes her way on the East German underground scene. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

Midnight Mayhem: Polyester (1981) + Pink Flamingos (1972)
The Main
A double shot of John Waters tastelessness, complete with Odorama scratch-and-sniff cards. $8-$12. 10 p.m. More info here.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Parkway Theater
Cannot be overstated how strange yet perfect Judy Garland’s stylized, keyed-up performance is in this freaky movie. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, November 6

Casablanca (1943)
Alamo Drafthouse
A jaded American expat and a shifty Vichy police chief become friends in WWII Morocco. $10. 1:05 p.m. More info here.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
The word “fuck” is said 18 times in one minute here. $16.13. 3 & 7 p.m. Also Monday 7 p.m. More info here.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Emagine Willow Creek
The Voight-Kampff test of movies: If you hate this one, you’re just not human. $10.75. 5 & 7:30 p.m. Also Wednesday. More info here.

The Bodyguard (1992)
Emagine Willow Creek
Are they still talking about remaking this one? $15. 3 p.m. More info here.

My Fair Lady (1964)
The Heights 
This was tween Keith’s favorite movie musical, if you’re curious. $15. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sputnik (2013)
The Main
Inspired by Star Trek, a young girl thinks she knows how to rescue her uncle from East Germany. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 1 p.m. More info here.

Nasim (2021)
The Main
A documentary about an Afghan woman’s struggle to find asylum on a Greek island. Part of the Twin Cities German Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

The World Has No Eyedea (2016)
Parkway Theater
In honor of what would have been the late local rapper's 41st birthday. $10/$13. 7 p.m. More info here.

Cooley High (1975)
Michael Schultz’s landmark coming-of-age movie about Black teens in Chicago. $8. 6:30 p.m. Also Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.

Monday, November 7

Demonoid (1980)
Emagine Willow Creek
Silver miners discover the devil’s severed hand in Mexico. That can’t be good. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, November 9

The Menu (2022)
Alamo Drafthouse
Ralph Fiennes is an evil chef! An advance screening. $13.50. 7:35 p.m. More info here.

Secret Movie Night
Emagine Willow Creek
What movie will they show? That’s the secret! $10. 7 p.m. More info here.

History of Violence (2005)
Grandview 1&2
Viggo Mortenson is drawn back into his brutal past life. $12. 9:15 p.m. More info here.

Meet Me in the Bathroom (2022)
Parkway Theater
That’s where the cocaine is. This look at NYC’s turn-of-the-millennium rock-is-back scene kicks off this year’s Sound Unseen. $13/$18. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Tramps! (2022)
A look at the post- (anti-?) punk New Romantics movement of ’80s Britain. Part of Sound Unseen. $13. 7 p.m. More info here.

Band (2022)
An aging Icelandic band sets its sights on avant-gardist stardom. Wackiness ensues. Preceded by the surrealist short Mad/Woman (2022). Part of Sound Unseen. $13. 9:15 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week


A woman thinks back on the time she spent as a child with her mostly absent father.

Armageddon Time

A boy comes of age in Queens while his stupid country elects Reagan.

The Banshees of Inisherin

Farrell and Gleeson, back together again.

One Piece Film: Red

Uta, the most famous singer in the world, is going to reveal her true identity in this new anime.

The Return of Tanya Tucker - Featuring Brandi Carlile

All around force for good Carlile helps set the record straight about a country legend. 

Something in the Dirt

*Kurt Cobain voice* Mmm-mmm

Ongoing in Local Theaters

Barbarian (read our review here)

Black Adam


Call Jane

Decision to Leave

Don’t Worry Darling

Halloween Ends

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Prey for the Devil



Terrifier 2

Ticket to Paradise


Triangle of Sadness

The Woman King

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