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So Minnesota: Uptown Theatre marquee brings smiles during COVID-19 crisis

Joe Mazan
Updated: May 12, 2020 10:17 AM
Created: April 30, 2020 05:26 PM

With theaters temporarily closed because of the 'stay at home' order in Minnesota, many have missed going to the movies.

For more than a century, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis has been showing movies on the silver screen. 

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The Uptown opened as the Lagoon Theater in 1916. The theater has stood through two worldwide pandemics and two world wars. 

The famous 60-foot Uptown sign once featured a revolving beam of light that could be seen for miles.


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