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Parkway Theater Podcast

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Join us each episode for a fun-filled discussion about an upcoming movie showing at the historic Parkway Theater located in Minneapolis, Minnesota! This is your perfect companion audio guide to the movie and all sorts of other topics that are (slightly?) related to it. We have guests, games and all kinds of fun that go way beyond the bounds of sitting quietly in the theater watching your favorite movies. Subscribe now!

Join us each episode for a fun-filled discussion about an upcoming movie showing at the historic Parkway Theater located in Minneapolis, Minnesota! This is your perfect companion audio guide to the movie and all sorts of other topics that are (slightly?) related to it. We have guests, games and all kinds of fun that go way beyond the bounds of sitting quietly in the theater watching your favorite movies. Subscribe now!

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Join us each episode for a fun-filled discussion about an upcoming movie showing at the historic Parkway Theater located in Minneapolis, Minnesota! This is your perfect companion audio guide to the movie and all sorts of other topics that are (slightly?) related to it. We have guests, games and all kinds of fun that go way beyond the bounds of sitting quietly in the theater watching your favorite movies. Subscribe now!

Language:

English


Episodes

Trekkies (1997) // Roger Nygard Marathon

6/21/2022
Tune in for a very special episode of The Parkway Podcast! Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker Roger Nygard joins the team to discuss his 1997 documentary Trekkies and his upcoming movie marathon at The Parkway Theater on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Recapping six of the rare films to be shown, you can hear all about the film journey of Roger Nygard and how he found his way into the world of documentaries. Lastly- the team wraps up this incredible episode with a challenging Curb Your Enthusiasm Real...

Duration:01:06:36

Point Break (1991)

5/25/2022
Tune in as The Parkway Podcast team gushes over the action underdog movie Point Break (1991)! Quotable with a few quirky taglines, this film follows F.B.I. Agent (Keanu Reeves) as he goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers and finds himself conflicted about his mission when he develops a bromance with the gang’s hunky leader (Patrick Swayze). We are looking for feedback! Get in touch with The Parkway Podcast by emailing us at parkwaytheaterpodcast@gmail.com or...

Duration:00:50:27

High Fidelity (2000)

4/18/2022
The Parkway Podcast team is back! Discussing John Cusack's music-centric film, High Fidelity (2000), upcoming at The Parkway Theater on Thursday, April 28, 2022 with pre-show music by Saint Small. Rob (John Cusack), a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. This is the movie that introduced the world to the unbridled talent of Jack Black — an introduction the world would later regret. Is this movie a cult classic? Does Rob...

Duration:00:48:21

March-April At The Parkway // 2022

3/15/2022
Tune in as The Parkway Podcast Team discusses the upcoming films for March & April 2022. Featuring St. Patrick's Day bagpiping, a Wes Anderson discussion, and a full lineup of upcoming Thursday Night movie experiences!

Duration:00:41:00

February at The Parkway // 2022

1/24/2022
Tune in as The Parkway Podcast Team discusses the upcoming films for February 2022. Featuring The Parkway Valentine's Day movie lineup, Thursday Night Film Trivia for amazing prizes, and the new Creekside Supper Club & Lounge.

Duration:00:53:42

The Fast and the Furious // Episode 26

7/1/2021
In honor of the newest Fast & Furious franchise film release (F9), the Parkway Theater podcast team reviews ‘The Fast and the Furious' (2001). Tune in as they discuss the first film in this action-packed series including the cost of DVD players, dark-humored games, and unbelievable storylines. As always, get in touch with The Parkway Podcast by emailing us at parkwaytheaterpodcast@gmail.com or call and leave a voicemail at 612-217-2520.

Duration:00:58:34

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

4/30/2021
In honor of the Star Wars holiday, the Parkway Theater podcast team reviews ‘Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’ (1999). Technically the first film in the Star Wars timeline, two Jedis escape a hostile blockade in search of allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long-dormant Sith resurfaces to claim their original glory. Does the filming technology of the 1990s give it an unbelievable CGI effect that impacts the overall enjoyment of the film or...

Duration:01:09:59

Bonus Episode - The Revenant @ The Parkway + Top Movies for the Big Screen

4/16/2021
Parkway Theater podcast bonus episode! The Parkway Podcast team reviews the American epic ‘The Revenant' (2015). This incredibly real and visceral film follows a frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s as he fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Beyond the all-star casting, the film's cinematography alone has earned the awards it was given and declared to be best viewed on a big screen. Which...

Duration:00:59:31

The Life of Brian (1979)

4/2/2021
The Parkway Podcast team jumps into the spring season with the religious parody ‘Monty Python’s The Life of Brian’ (1979). A different perspective on an age-old tale, the movie follows Brian of Nazareth as he is born in the stable next door to Jesus Christ and spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. Does the film’s irreverent style of humor hold up? Banned in certain countries, is it still as controversial when viewed with a modern lens? Could this movie even be made today? The team...

Duration:00:50:21

The Boondock Saints (1999)

3/12/2021
Tune in to this special St. Patrick’s Day episode of The Parkway Podcast as the team discusses the screaming cult movie ‘Boondock Saints’ (1999). Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. Is this fun to watch film a version of an Irish Punisher? The team recaps who they are actually...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 22 - Titanic (1997)

2/18/2021
Tune into this special Valentine’s Day episode of The Parkway Podcast as the team discusses the iconic romantic historical fiction film ‘Titanic’ (1997) directed by James Cameron. This monster of a movie (in more ways than one) tells you the tale of a seventeen-year-old aristocrat (played by 21-year-old Kate Winslet) as she falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic (RIP). At the time, it was one of the most expensive films...

Duration:00:53:36

Episode 21 - The Thing (1982)

2/3/2021
This week The Parkway Podcast team reviews the science fiction horror film classic ‘The Thing’ (1982), directed by John Carpenter. In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists, led by a resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell), are faced with a gory battle with an interplanetary visitor that can assume the shape of its victims. Tune in as the team raves over the pre-CGI practical effects and theorizes on which characters are actually ’the thing’ — and whether a...

Duration:00:54:12

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

12/23/2020
This week The Parkway Podcast reviews the holiday classic, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (1946). George Bailey (James Stewart) has so many problems (about $8000 dollars' worth) that he is thinking about ending it all - but it's Christmas! That is when an angel steps in to give him a glimpse of life without all the good he has done for others. Once he's reminded of the impact his own existence has made on the lives of those around him, he is then, in turn, saved by the town! Has this number one...

Duration:00:36:22

The Karate Kid (1984)

12/10/2020
This week The Parkway Podcast recaps the iconic '80s film, ‘The Karate’ Kid' (1984). Join in as they discuss the first of the many films/shows that comprise the Karate Kid extended universe. After arriving from a National Lampoon-esq journey from Southern California, Danny Larusso (Ralph Macchio) finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, he befriends martial arts master Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), who takes Daniel under his...

Duration:00:53:17

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

10/29/2020
To honor this spooky season, The Parkway Podcast team discusses the Wes Craven’s classic slasher film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984) and the midnight mangler Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). This film asks you to suspend your disbelief slightly as Wes Craven works out his young directing kinks with somewhat clunky character introductions, unbelievably irresponsible parenting and bracing 80’s soundtrack. Tune in to let us know what you think of this icon film as it plays with the borders...

Duration:00:48:32

Captain Fantastic (2016)

10/10/2020
The Parkway Podcast team discusses the intricate themes of societal lines & fatherhood responsibility laced through Captain Fantastic (2016) — the story of a family that is forced by circumstances to reintegrate into society after living a decade in isolation. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortenson) and his bus “Steve" struggle with finding the balance between bucking the system and accepting what's best for his children in a complicated and sometimes dark world. Tune in and let us know what you think!...

Duration:00:50:28

Billy Madison (1995)

8/28/2020
School is back in session! To honor this special time of year, The Parkway Podcast covers a back to school 90s cult classic. Grab your backpack, a daiquiri, and your snack pack then settle in to enjoy the musings on the questionable yet iconic film known as ‘Billy Madison’ (1995). Is this movie stuck in a certain time and place that wouldn’t be allowed today or is it pure Adam Sandler magic? If you are Miles Davis cool, you will listen to this podcast. Tune in and let us know what you think!

Duration:00:46:02

Shaun of the Dead (2014)

8/9/2020
Disrupt your pandemic day with a comedic film review of 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004). A film that is described as "A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse." There is much more to it though, enjoy the many layers of foreshadowing, cornettos, and the sheer brilliance placed by director Edgar Wright that brings amusement to sheer horror. As always, get in touch by emailing us at parkwaytheaterpodcast@gmail.com or call and leave a voicemail at 612-217-2520.

Duration:00:56:46

Cast Away (2000)

5/29/2020
Join us for a fun-filled discussion of desert islands and dentistry and let your little inanimate buddy listen too! This time we sit around the campfire and talk about the Tom Hanks vehicle that is Cast Away! Spoiler alert - he talks to object around his "home" and so do we now ;-) Take a look at this great interview after you listen to us. And as always, get in touch by calling and leaving a voicemail at 612-217-2520 or email us at parkwaytheaterpodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:01:09:26

Groundhog Day (1993)

5/16/2020
We are continuing our tour through movies of the moment that reflect our experiences in this coronapocalypse we are all experiencing with a classic. Join us as we relive a day in the life of weatherman Phil Conners! It's one of the greatest movies of 1993, Groundhog Day (Jurassic Park is up there too!). Read this article to help pass the time at home and in case you missed it, check out the 2020 Super Bowl commercial that we forgot to mention on air! As always, get in touch by emailing us...

Duration:00:51:39