mprnews:

Minneapolis’ iconic Uptown Theatre will reopen tomorrow after a $2 million, six-month renovation.

Now, a digital projector shows movies on a bigger movie screen, and viewers can watch from a sofa on the balcony. The theater’s murals and chandeliers were preserved, But the dark-green colors of the interior were replaced with yellows and reds. The 900-seat theater now has 350 plush seats with extra legroom. The renovated lobby has flat screen televisions instead of posters. The concession stand is now a bar that serves alcohol and a wider array of food.

The Uptown marquee was also restored. Its beacon will soon shine for the first time in decades.

Read more from reporter Rupa Shenoy and see more photos from Jeffrey Thompson

(via stuffaboutminneapolis)

  1. the-vallevette-touch reblogged this from minnesotalife and added:
    This looks like a really nice place to try out sometime.
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    Minneapolis’ iconic Uptown Theatre will reopen tomorrow after a $2 million, six-month renovation. Now, a digital...
  3. youngnostalgia reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I NEED to go here now. :-D
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    Oh my goodness, this looks great!
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    Oh this looks amazing!
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    Can’t wait to go home and see this!
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    SO EXCITED.
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    Still upset I didn’t get Sleepwalk With Me tickets for the reopening today. But can’t wait to check this place out!
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    WHOA! If they had only put in new seats I would have called it a victory, this is more than I imagined!
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