CMX Market Cinema Experience

401 South Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Unfavorite 5 people favorited this theater

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

Theatres at Mall of America

Located in the Bloomington district of Minneapolis on Level 4 of Mall of America. Built by General Cinema and opened August 14, 1992, the Mall of America Cinemas had 14-screens and a seating capacity of 3,776 with the largest screen seating 342 and the smallest seating 148. It later became part of the AMC Theatres chain.

It was then operated as an independent theatre by the Mall of America, and was closed December 30, 2016. After alterations it reopened May 4, 2018 with a food hall as part of the cinemgoing experience. In 2019 one of the screens was closed.

Contributed by dave-bronx

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

John Fink
John Fink on October 21, 2012 at 1:44 am

Phase 2 is set to include “state of the art theaters” – – no word which exhibitor they are courting (or if the mall’s developers Triple Five will operate any new cinemas – – Tripple Five is also involved in the new (well very very behind schedule) American Dream complex.)

Cineplex runs a Scotibank location at Triple Fives' other mega mall West Edmonton – but Ellis Jacobs has stated Cineplex has no desire to return to the US even though they are interested in expanding to other english-speaking territories).

Spideyo on May 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

As of December 2012, Theaters at MOA is now fully digital, with all 14 screens running Christie Projectors. One theater is setup with D-Box motion seating, one is a VIP theater (21+, in-seat service including beer and wine), and one theater is capable of running 35mm features in addition to digital prints. 6 of the theaters are equipped with RealD 3d systems (including the D-Box and VIP theater), and all theaters run 5.1 digital Dolby sound.

At this point, any new theater in “Phase II” of the mall is likely at least 2-3 years away. Currently, the Theaters at MOA is consistently the highest grossing non-IMAX-capable theater in the Twin Cities region, and the mall is spending considerable effort and expense integrating the theaters into the same department as the amusement park, so it seems unlikely that they would give up control.

Also unclear is if the old theater would close down entirely, or if they would try and operate two theaters. The possibility certainly exists that this “new theater” would be a handful of IMAX-capable screens to use for new releases and screenings, and would simply be an extension of the existing theater.

Bryceman73 on November 21, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Recently MOA has made an effort to bring some cooler brands into refurbished space and expansion plans, I’d love to see the Alamo Drafthouse expand into The Twin Cities marketplace. I’d love to see them take over the existing theater space or open up a theater in the new expansion space.

rayman29 on December 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

As of today, this theater is no more. I’m sure another theater will open in in one of the mall’s expansions, but the original theater that was once one of the most successful in the country is gone forever. It will be interesting to see what will replace it.

Logan5 on January 3, 2017 at 10:45 pm

The movie “Jingle All The Way” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was set in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area and filmed there at various locations between April 15 and May 10, 1996, including Bloomington’s Mall of America.

Schwarzenegger and co-star Sinbad – plus several of the film’s other stars – returned to attend the film’s world premiere at the Mall of America on Saturday November 16, 1996. By some accounts, the stars were met by a crowd of 20,000 that turned out to see them, the screening, and the mall’s annual Holiday Parade. The movie’s nationwide release was nearly a week later (Friday November 22, 1996).

rivest266 on January 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

August 14th, 1992 grand opening ad in the photo section.

rayman29 on February 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Despite what Mall of America announced last year, this theater is not closed permanently, it’s being converted to a dine in cinema.

rayman29 on April 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm

CMX Mall if America opens May 4, and will according to them will be the first movie theater with a food hall.

ridethectrain on August 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

According to CMX website, it looks like they have only 13 screens now.

ridethectrain on August 8, 2019 at 7:24 pm

The theatre has 13 screens, CMX removed a screen. I saw a picture on yelp that screens said 8 to 13.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater