the Uptown Theatre
1 Screen. Operated by Landmark since 1978. Home of the Twin Cities Exclusive, the Uptown Theatre is located in the heart of the Uptown District. Featuring the finest in independent film and foreign language cinema, programming is usually limited to one or two week runs, at which point films will typically move down the street to the luxurious Lagoon Cinema.
The Uptown Theatre was originally built in the 1930s after a fire destroyed its multi-purpose predecessor, the Lagoon Theatre. The Uptown still sports a 50-foot tower, originally placed to mark the Uptown area. The tower used to have a revolving beacon which, when lighted, one could see from miles around. The Uptown Theatre still has the biggest screen in the Twin Cities and is the only remaining area movie theatre with balcony seating.