MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 30, 2012) — Landmark Theatres, a Wagner/Cuban Company, announced Thursday the Uptown Theatre in downtown Minneapolis will re-open on Sept. 14, 2012 after an extensive remodel.
Upgrades to the theater include a larger screen equipped with new 4K digital projection, reserved ticketing, plush seating and sofas, an expanded concession area and a lounge with full alcoholic beverage service.
“We are very proud we were able to keep the beautiful architectural aspects of this historic building in tact while renovating the theatre to include many new amenities,” said Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff. “Our new luxurious seating, gourmet concession items and state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment will provide our customers an incredible movie-going experience.”
Brand new seating throughout the theater has been installed, offering more row widths and leg room. The downstairs seating area now features comfortable leather-style chairs while the Balcony/ upstairs area offers patrons plush oversize seating and sofas. A special ticketing kiosk is in the lobby for purchasing tickets and printing tickets bought online.
The all-new concessions stand features gourmet, health- conscious and specialty snacks are available as well as the ever-popular fresh popcorn with real butter. Patrons will also have a selection of beer and wine options in the lounge and be able to take them into the auditorium. The concessions and box office areas will have large LED screens displaying films and showtimes.
The Uptown Theatre is located in the heart of the Minneapolis Uptown District. The original theatre at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Lagoon Avenue was named the Lagoon Theatre and opened in 1913.
In 1929, the theatre was remodeled and renamed the Uptown Theatre. Following a fire in 1939, it was completely rebuilt by local designers Liebenberg and Kaplan and it has been a movie theatre ever since.
Built in the Streamline Moderne style, the Uptown has the last remaining true balcony of any movie theatre in the Twin Cities, and an iconic 50 foot tall tower, originally placed to mark the Uptown area.
Operated by Landmark Theatres since 1978, the Uptown had great success as a double-feature repertory house in the late seventies and early eighties, before becoming the Twin Cities premier venue for specialized film. The Uptown Theatre was honored as a “Readers’ Choice: The 25 Best Movie Theatres in America” by flavorwire.com (2011).
Landmark Theatres has 53 theatres in 21 markets across the country and is a recognized leader in the industry providing diverse and entertaining films in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere with unsurpassed customer service.
Landmark Theatres is part of the Wagner/Cuban companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2929 Productions, AXS TV and HDNet Movies.
For more information, visit www.landmarktheatres.com.