Uptown Theater closing for renovation next week

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 25, 2012 - 8:56 PM

The old moviehouse's interior will get new seating, a new screen and other improvements.

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liberaleliteJan. 25, 12 9:05 PM

Nice. About time - the seats were horrible. Glad to hear they'll be keeping the original feel.

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nokomismodJan. 25, 1210:12 PM

Great news! It was getting pretty bad.

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akhmn1Jan. 25, 1210:33 PM

AWESOME!!! Can't wait for the new Uptown! I'll be there when it re-opens!

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billbinkJan. 25, 1211:13 PM

They should contact the folks at the Riverview to find out how to do it RIGHT!

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northhillJan. 25, 1211:14 PM

Much needed and long overdue.It is a great location.

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SeaSharkJan. 26, 12 1:10 AM

UPTOWN THEATER: "What a dump!"--Bette Davis, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Twin Cities film buffs. Kudos to Landmark for deciding to restore this historic theater. The renovation should pay attention to state of the art safety in addition to the highest standards of luxury theater seating, sound and film projection, and the other improvements mentioned in this story. Landmark's determination to honor the Uptown's Streamline Moderne architecture is reassuring and appreciated.

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thatchioJan. 26, 12 7:19 AM

Fantastic news. Now hopefully the building owner will fix up the exterior's peeling paint, missing light bulbs, etc. Perhaps they should restore the search light that used to grace the top of the tall marquee.

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abc4550Jan. 26, 12 7:45 AM

Brings back memories. I worked at the Uptown as a "candy girl" (concession attendant) back in 1970-72. I have fond memories of the theatre and making batch after batch of popcorn using the nasty saturated-fat coconut oil - made the best tasting popcorn, though.

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johneedJan. 26, 12 7:53 AM

Very pleased to read this. Would hate to lose this historic theater, but the last time we saw a film there (Young Adult), it was pretty nasty.

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cluke2Jan. 26, 12 9:23 AM

Nice to see this old building remodeled while keeping its mature architecture. I hope the customers' feet don't stick to the floor from people spilling their soft drinks and subsequent lack of cleanup by the operators, nor moviegoers going deaf from the obnoxiously loud sound systems as you find in these suburban new dumps that call themselves a movie theater.

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