TRYLON is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our mission is to cultivate community by screening classic, contemporary, independent, and foreign films at Trylon Cinema in South Minneapolis and other venues throughout the Twin Cities.

We screen six nights a week at the Trylon Cinema, with regular special engagements at the Heights and Riverview theaters.


Barry Kryshka, Director
Nikki Weispfenning, Manager
John Moret, Programmer
Nicole Pamelia, Marketing


Barry Kryshka, Velma Caty Rent, David Berglund, John Moret, Mark Sherman, Nicole Pamelia, Nikki Weispfenning, and Olga Tchepikova-Treon.


Trylon exists because of these volunteers: Alya Ansari, Amelia Foster, Ann Romine, Becca Mayo, Ben Taman, Ben Manthe, Cate Cavalier, Velma Caty Rent, Chris Greba, Dave Gomshay, David Berglund, Emma Youndtsmith, Finn Odum, George Hick, Ian Whitney, Jess Minnerath, Josh Weber, Karen Majewicz, Kelly Krantz, Kim Mancini, L. Kling, Liz Stewart, LM Lopez, Malcolm Cooke, Mark Sherman, Michelle Baroody, Morgen Ruff, Never Rose, Olga Tchepikova-Treon, Patrick Vehling, Paul Miller, River Berens, Shivaun Watchorn, Ted Harwood, Todd Melby, and Vanessa Kaczmarek.


We believe that 35mm film has a warmth and feel that should be part of the moviegoing experience, just like the real butter on our popcorn. The Trylon runs most screenings on its two Century Model SA 35mm projectors; digital features are projected by an NEC model NC-900C DCI-compliant digital projector. We note the format of every screening: 35mm for film, DCP for Hollywood’s digital cinema format, and HD for high-resolution Blu-ray presentations.


Cinema reflects the social and cultural norms of its time. As a repertory theater, we screen films from the history of cinema, some of which include, for example, problematic representations of sexual violence, racial caricatures, and homophobic stereotypes. In other words, our lineup may contain content that is controversial or offensive to today’s audiences. Those who chose to research the content of films before viewing can find information at imdb.com. After searching for the film in question, scroll down to “Parents Guide” which includes information on all kinds of content. Other resources include commonsensemedia.org and doesthedogdie.com. We also encourage audience members to contact us with any questions and concerns. We won’t have all the answers, but are happy to help where we can. Send emails to the address below.


Advance tickets are available online up to one hour before show time. The Trylon Cinema box office opens 30 minutes before show time, and accepts cash, checks and Trylon discount cards. All advance ticket sales are final, and cannot be cancelled or exchanged, although you can transfer your Trylon Cinema tickets for use by a friend if your plans change.



Showtime hotline:
(612) 424-5468

2820 E 33rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406