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.