TRYLON is a 501(c)3 nonprofit specializing in repertory showings of classic, cutting-edge, foreign, and art-house films.

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


Barry Kryshka, Director – barry@trylon.org
Nikki Weispfenning, Manager – nikki@trylon.org
John Moret, Programmer – johnm@trylon.org


Adam Loomis, Barry Kryshka, Brandon Wells, Caitlyn Dibble, Mark Sherman, Michelle Baroody, Nicole Pamelia, Nikki Weispfenning, and Tom Letness.


Adam Loomis, Ann Romine, Ben Manthe, Benjamin Savard, Caitlyn Dibble, Caty Rent, Celia Mattison, Cuyler Dinegan, Dagmar Haltwhistle, Dave Gomshay, David Berglund, Emma Youndtsmith, Geoffrey Stueven, George Hick, Greg Hunter, Ian Whitney, Jess Minnerath, Kathie Smith, Kelly Jackson, Kelly Krantz, Kim Mancini, L. Kling, Liz Stewart, Maria Gomez, Mark Sherman, Matt Levine, Michael Popham, Michelle Baroody, Nicole Pamelia, Olga Tchepikova, Patrick Vehling, Paul Miller, Phil Freshman, River Berens, Sabrina Crews, Sarah Preston, 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.



Showtime hotline:
(612) 424-5468

2820 E 33rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406