Uptown Theater

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Oscars are next Sunday, so if you haven’t caught some of the worthy contenders like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty or Amour, there’s still a little bit of time. (And if you haven’t seen the also nominated Les Miserables, count yourself lucky.)


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

You’ve gotta love a week where a double bill of gutsy noir competes for attention with two fests’ worth of Nordic cinema and also screenings of Mike Leigh’s uncharacteristic period piece.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The B movies are starting to push out some of the underperforming Oscar contenders from area multiplexes. Maybe it’s time to start looking elsewhere for your movie fixes.


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The weather outside sure got frightful in an instant, didn’t it? Kind of makes you want to wrap yourself up in a blanket, sit down by a fireplace and watch holiday specials on TV, doesn’t it?


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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Too late to wrap up Halloween horror movies, too early to break out your yuletide holiday fare. However, it’s the perfect time to start catching up on some offbeat classics and cult fare before the year-end holiday crush begins in earnest.


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Uptown Theater Closing For Luxury Makeover

A popular theater in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis is getting ready to close — but not for long.


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Movie Blog: Midnight Movies Now Vs. Then

The Uptown Theater, whether its programmers know it or not, will be giving viewers a direct opportunity this month to explore what midnight movies used to mean and what they have come to signify.


“I’ve been working on vehicles for a long time, since I was a kid on the farm.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jim At The Uptown Theater

“It’s a license to scream and be loud.” – Jim and his Pontiac


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Movie Blog: ‘The Room’ Is New Midnight Movie King

What distinguishes a mere cult movie from a midnight movie?


Cottage View Drive-In

Best Movie Theaters In The Twin Cities

Here in the Twin Cities, we have theaters so great, you’d go to them on a 100-degree day even if their A/C system was on the blink … or, for that matter, in the dead of winter with enfeebled heating.

CBS Minnesota–12/08/2010