Uptown Theater

2962 Hennepin Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Opened as the Lagoon Theater in 1913, it was remodeled and renamed the Uptown Theater in 1929.

Following a fire in 1939, it was completely rebuilt by the firm of Liebenberg & Kaplan. The seating capacity was for 900.

Today, it screens first run art and foreign films. Midnight screenings of cult films are also popular.

This classic movie house has retained all of its stylistic charm and its restored murals. Following conversion to digital in 2012, it now has a seating capacity for 350.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 7, 2007 at 10:22 am

A Marr & Colton theater organ size 2/7 was installed in the Lagoon Theater in 1927.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Here is another photo of the Uptown Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2008 at 7:46 am

This is a recent close-up view.

kencmcintyre on January 23, 2008 at 8:56 am

Here is a 1938 photo:

Here is another photo, circa 1980:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 25, 2008 at 9:47 am

Function should be Movies-Foreign and Independent.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

This is a 2009 night photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Another 2009 photo is here.

sheepy on January 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

The Uptown is closing at the end of January, 2012 for renovation. When it reopens, the balcony will not really be a balcony anymore. Go now while you still can.

CSWalczak on September 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The Uptown will reopen on September 14, 2012; it now features all-digital projection and a larger screen. Seating has been reduced to 350, and new carpeting has been laid. The balcony was retained with love seats installed. The theater now serves alcohol. An article about the renovations can be read here.

CSWalczak on September 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

A slideshow showing the recent renovations is here.

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