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Joel Koyama, Star Tribune

Uptown to reopen with 'Sleepwalk'

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT
  • Star Tribune
  • September 14, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Following a $2 million, six-month renovation, the Uptown Theatre reopens today with "Sleepwalk With Me."

Writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia and writer/producer Ira Glass, host of public radio's "This American Life," will host Q & A sessions following this weekend's matinee and evening showings. Glass will attend all of Friday screenings, Birbiglia all of Saturday's, and they will co-host Saturday at 7:15 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $8-$12.50 for this and all Uptown shows.

Uptown updates include:

• New seating throughout the theater with more width and legroom.

• Two-seat sofas in the balcony.

• Reserved seating.

• Automated ticketing in the lobby and online at

• Health-conscious concessions and specialty snacks.

• Full-service lobby and mezzanine bars featuring local wines and beers for consumption in the auditorium.

• Entryway LED screens displaying films and showtimes.


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