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The operators of the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis have agreed to leave the property to resolve an eviction case filed by the landlord over months of unpaid rent.
Landmark Theaters, which have operated the Uptown Theater since 1978, must have vacated 2906 on Hennepin Avenue by June 11, according to the joint settlement agreement filed on June 3. LLC – may apply for a certificate of recovery that will allow them to legally take back the space.
The compensation does not include any payments.
Lagoon Partners, LLC filed an eviction lawsuit with Hennepin County on May 18. It claimed Landmark Theaters owed more than $ 340,000 in unpaid rents, operating expenses and fees for a period April 2020 through May 2021.
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The theater closed its doors on March 16, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and shortly afterwards promised on Facebook that the company “will emerge as an even stronger landmark family and community”.
But the company, like many theater chains, has been hit hard by the pandemic. In addition to the troubles in Uptown, Landmark (whose parent company is Silver Cinema Acquisition) said the historic Edina Cinema will not reopen.
The Lagoon Cinema, one block from the Uptown Theater, resumed limited shows in February. However, the theater said on June 4 that it would be temporarily closed due to rioting following the law enforcement agency’s fatal shooting of Winston Boogie Smith.
Bring Me The News has reached out to Silver Cinema Acquisition for a comment.
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