5 Screens DLP Digital Projection and Sound. Built in 1995. Operated by Landmark since 1995. Sister cinema to the Uptown Theatre, the Lagoon is situated just down the block from the beloved single-screen palace. If you miss a Twin Cities Exclusive at the Uptown, don't fret — the Lagoon is likely to pick it up. It also features the area's finest first-run independent films and foreign language cinema in a luxurious and locally flavored setting.
The Lagoon Cinema borrows its name from the building that used to stand where the Uptown Theatre is today. The Lagoon Theatre, as it was known, burned down in the 1930s and was replaced by the Uptown soon afterwards. The Lagoon Cinema also borrows its design from its aquatic surroundings, as it is located near a pair of the many local lakes. From the carpeting to the lighting fixtures, standing in the lobby, one feels as if they were enjoying the great outdoors. The sconce lights are in the shape of moons, the lobby lights are trees, the wainscoting are bushes and the wavy pattern and color of the carpeting resembles flowing water.
Each auditorium has the steepest incline allowable, making one's view of the screen virtually unobstructed. Since the Lagoon's opening, upscale shopping and dining have become commonplace in the immediate Uptown neighborhood. Also nearby is the Calhoun Square Shopping Center, featuring an eclectic mix of retail and eating establishments.
PARKING: There is pay parking in the Lagoon lot with the entrance on Fremont Avenue, between Lagoon and 28th. There is another pay parking lot at the Mozaic ramp which is located next to the theater on Lagoon Avenue. Metered parking is available in front of the theater and free parking is available in surrounding neighborhood streets.