Landmark Uptown Theatre Movie Showtimes
2906 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55408 map
Listening Devices available
Accessible to Disabled Audiences
Prices:adult: 9.00, senior: 7.00, child: 7.00
User reviews on Landmark Uptown Theatre
The Uptown is back; blocked, buffed, and beautiful!
When we went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower last week we were excited to visit the recently remodeled Landmark Uptown. When it comes to old school movie theaters the Uptown is an urban classic. As with many classic venues, while it was long on character, it was also short on comfort.
Back in its art house days I spent many an evening huddled in the dark watching obscure movies from its cramped and creaky seats. Even men got to experience the discomfort of standing in line waiting to use the tiny, out of the way, restrooms. Yes, the Uptown was a classic, but like a Greek ruin it was worn out, ragged, and scruffy looking. And that was in the 1980s…
The decades that followed were not kind to the Uptown. In the 21st century we went there with our family and friends only when it was the sole Twin Cities theater where a movie in limited release could be seen. The seats had degraded from cramped and creaky to damaged, if not dangerous.
Gratefully, Swervo Development Corporation, the new owner of the Uptown, decided to give it a long deferred facelift. The six-month, $2 million project was completed in September 2012. I’m pleased to report that MacDonald & Mack Architects preserved and refreshed the art deco styling of the 1939 structure while lavishly enhancing the creature comforts. The remodeled Uptown features:
An even larger screen
4K digital projection
Seriously posh leather seats
Sofas for two in the balcony
A second floor lounge featuring adult beverages
The latest in gourmet concessions
All these luxurious appointments come at a price. Landmark has increased the ticket price from $9.00 to $10.00. That's the same fee charged by many soulless multi-megaplex theaters, none of which provide a movie-going experience anything like that offered at the new Uptown.
From http://eclecticbreakfast.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-old-friend-has-had-some-work-done.html 9 Ocotber 2012.
This theatre is the perfect destination for the indie folk of Minneapolis, being at the heart of Uptown. While the seats aren't particularly comfortable, the independent and foreign films are a great get away from standard theatres. The service is good, the popcorn is average and the number of bathroom stalls makes for the occasional line. However, this place is huge, so you never have to worry about your movie selling out. The absolute best part are Saturday midnight movies, which are typically cult classics. This is easily my favorite theatre in Minneapolis.