100th Anniversary Film Series

Daily from June 3-9
Time Varies
The Uptown Theater is turning 100. Landmark Theatres, which operates the historic building, is celebrating by screening a full week of classic films. According to research from Joe Larson, a film archivist and longtime Uptown Theatre staff member, the building opened on June 3, 1916, as part of a dance hall and storefront block. Originally called the Lagoon Theater, it changed its name to the Uptown in 1929. The old building has survived botched robberies, actual robberies, fires, numerous renovations, and ownership changes over the years, but it remains one of the most beloved Twin Cities cultural institutions. The celebration starts on Friday with a screening of The Women, a 1939 film that has historical significance for the building: It was screened after the Uptown re-opened following a fire that almost destroyed it in 1938. Other movies on the lineup include King Kong (Friday), The Wizard of Oz (Saturday and Sunday matinees), Citizen Kane (Saturday), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Saturday), Seven Samurai (Sunday), Rebel Without a Cause (Monday), Once Upon a Time in the West (Tuesday), The Godfather (Wednesday), and Cinema Paradiso (Thursday). See for details.