Uptown Theater Renovation

posted by Rolocop

I am very pleased to report that the Uptown Theater will be going under a complete renovation.  I have been going there for almost 20 years now, my first time being when I saw THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Midnight when I was in High School (sometime in the early 90’s).  I have many, many great movie memories from this iconic theater, and deserves to be restored to it’s former glory.  Here is the official press release:

“Landmark Theatres and Swervo Development have announced plans to completely refurbish and renovate the historic Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis. The renovation of the theatre, built in 1930, will preserve the best features of the Uptown, including the famous neon sign and beloved balcony. Landmark plans to add a variety of new amenities, including an expanded concession stand, full service bar, giant screen, completely new luxury seating and digital projection.

 Landmark has operated the Uptown since 1978, in that time cultivating a loyal customer base. “In a day when most single screens are closing, I am truly honored to not only keep the Uptown alive, but oversee the complete transformation into what will be Minneapolis’ premiere movie theatre,” said Ted Mundorff, CEO Landmark Theatres, noting that “If it wasn’t for the vision, perseverance and support from our partner Ned Abdul, this undertaking would not have been possible.”

 “We are so happy to be part of keeping the historic Uptown open and provide a first-class theatre-going experience to the many people who enjoy one of the best areas for nightlife in Minneapolis,” added Mundorff. 

 Landmark expects the theatre to re-open in late spring, 2012.”

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 11:09 am