The towering green sign of the Uptown Theater serves as a beacon for the throngs of yuppies and recent college grads who flock to Uptown on Friday and Saturday nights. If you bypass the cheesy bars, cookie cutter retail outlets, and throngs of overly done-up 30 somethings, you will find one of the best movie viewing experiences in town.
The exterior of the Uptown Theater is a limestone interpretation of art-deco. Bountiful harvest motifs decorate both the interior and exterior of the theater.
Ticket prices are comparable to the other art-house theaters in town. (After-all, they are all run by Landmark Theatres.) The popcorn is passable. The real draw of the theater is its independent programming and the voluminous theater itself.
Unlike most of the historic theaters in the Twin Cities, the Uptown hasn't been divided into two theaters. The upper balcony is still a great place from which to enjoy the biggest screen in town.
The seats are a little worn, but no theater in town can provide the classic movie experience offered by the Uptown.