Sparks Are Flying!

Sparks are flying in the lobby of The Main and upstairs in the offices of the MSP Film Society, where festival programmers are making their final selections for the 41st MSP International Film Festival, May 5-19, 2022, and all is in motion for the Grand Opening of MSP Film at The Main!

It Takes A Village

As they say, it takes a village, and we are so lucky to have so many talented people in ours. We are grateful to everyone who is lending their skills to the redesign and relaunch of the theater, including our project architect and U of MN Professor of Architecture, Marcelo Valdes, designer Reggie Reyes of… READ MORE

Wet Paint!

The theater transformation continues as the scaffolding and signs on the doors at The Main declare: Wet Paint! Upstairs in the MSP Film Society offices, our staff is working hard at putting together another spectacular MSP International Film Festival, which returns in-person May 5-19, 2022!  MSPIFF Passes will go on sale soon – a great way to not only support MSP Film Society, but also get… READ MORE


Things are moving at a steady clip at The Main: paint colors are being selected, scaffolding is on site, and drop cloths have been draped. MSP Film Society invited WCCO News cameraman and MSPIFF alum filmmaker Aaron Goodyear to capture some of the physical changes in progress as reporter John Lauritsen asked us about all… READ MORE

Buffing the Floors

When they bust out the buffer, you know things are moving forward with a flurry at The Main! Demolition debris has been hauled away, screens have been measured, seats are being recovered, and new speakers are on order. No corner or corridor will be left behind!  

Dumpster arrives

Work continues on MSP Film Society’s takeover of the theater formerly known as St. Anthony Main. Like all rehab projects, things must be deconstructed before they are reconstructed, and our dumpster is proof positive that we are moving out with the old in preparation for making room for the new

Carpet’s out

As you have surely heard by now, MSP Film Society is taking over operations of the theater formerly known as St. Anthony Main, and the facelift has already begun! The carpet has been torn out, the bathrooms are being gutted, and the talented designers at Knock, Inc. are working closely with our architect Marcelo Valdes… READ MORE

Astounding Enthusiasm!

Our announcement to take over all operations at the St. Anthony Main Theatre and program all screens in 2022 has been received with astounding enthusiasm – and a lot of questions! As with any major undertaking, the finer details are constantly in flux, but we assure you the popcorn will remain the same!