Skip to main content

Regal Cinemas closes in Eagan; will come back under new owner

The 16-screen cinema had its last day on Thursday.
Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 8.38.33 AM

The Regal Cinemas 16 has closed down in Eagan, but residents of the city won't have to do without a movie theater for long.

The 16-screen theater at 2055 Cliff Road had its final day on Thursday, per Patch, and has been put up for sale for $8.25 million.

The closure comes a week ahead of the release of "The Avengers: Endgame," which has the potential to become the highest-grossing movie in history.

The Eagan theater was the only Regal cinema remaining in Minnesota, with the Brooklyn Center Stadium 20 theater closing in 2017 to make way for what is now Top Golf.

But Eagan will be keeping its cinema, with another chain – Emagine – stepping in to revamp and re-open the theater later this year.

In planning documents due to be discussed by the Eagan Planning Commission Tuesday evening, Emagine will refurbish the cinema, reducing the number of available seats as it switches to the "luxury" viewing experience it has introduced at its other Minnesota theaters.

The number of screens will also be reduced from its current 16, which will help make space for a 12-lane axe-throwing facility.

Follow Bring Me The News on LinkedIn

Emagine also wants to add three new buildings that would provide space for a retailer (complete with patio space and liquor license), and two restaurants with drive-thru service and patio seating.

The operators of those spaces have not yet been identified, but all three will have a liquor license.

Here's a look at the revamped theater, which is set to open this fall.

Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 8.38.00 AM

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

bad roads, blizzard

No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.


Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.


Hamilton miranda

'Hamilton' to debut on Disney+ 15 months earlier than planned

It had been due for cinematic release, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Disney's plans.

Twin Cities Premium Outlets

New stores open at Albertville, Eagan outlet malls

The Asics and Columbia stores will open just in time for Christmas.

IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo to close this month

The movie theater at the Apple Valley zoo will shut down on Jan. 27.