The Best Movie Theaters in America

The Uptown, Minneapolis, MN


Originally opened as the Lagoon in 1913, remodeled and renamed in 1929, rebuilt after a fire a decade later, the Uptown is one of the oldest theaters in the Twin Cities and boasts the city’s biggest screen and only operating balcony, in addition to the original murals and iconic 50-foot tower sign. Now operated by the Landmark chain, the programing skews independent and foreign, complimented by midnight movies — including a long run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Thanks to our friend Claire Lambrecht for the heads-up on this one.)