Theatres at Mall of America

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Theatres at Mall of America

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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 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.

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Chaser892
Chaser892 on October 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Interesting note in the StarTribune today regarding AMC selling the space to the mall itself:

“Theaters Mall of America, the former AMC property being refurbished by the mall owners, is following suit. The multiplex is adding two 3-D digital projection systems, larger and plusher seats, food and full bar service, and real butter on its popcorn.

There will even be a 21-and-older VIP auditorium, with uniformed servers taking food and drink orders and delivering them on plastic trays half an hour before the feature begins. The theater will add a $2 ticket surcharge for that 170-seat hall. The mall will relaunch the facility with a grand reopening party on Friday."

http://tinyurl.com/MOA-AMC

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 3, 2010 at 3:25 am

So is AMC still operating this theatre?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 3, 2010 at 4:13 am

Not according to the theater’s website: http://www.theatresmoa.com/contact.htm

Chain should be updated to ndependent and url added for an official website.

John Fink
John Fink on October 21, 2012 at 6:44 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
Spideyo on May 22, 2013 at 6:55 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
Bryceman73 on November 21, 2015 at 7:14 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
rayman29 on December 30, 2016 at 8:54 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
Logan5 on January 4, 2017 at 3:45 am

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
rivest266 on January 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

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

rayman29
rayman29 on January 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Mall of America has a weird definition of closing.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/01/18/mall-of-americas-replacement-for-movie-theaters.html

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