Historic Edina movie theater permanently closed after 87 years

The theater, which is located near 50th and France, is operated by Landmark Theatres.
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The historic Edina Cinema will close its doors permanently.

According to FOX9, the theater will not reopen after it was closed due to COVID-19 by its operator, Landmark Theaters. The news was also reported by Indie Wire last month, while searching for the movie theater on Google results in a "permanently closed" message.

Edina Cinema has been operated by Landmark Theatres since 2003. The site, near 50th and France, has been home to a theater since 1934. It underwent major renovations in 1988. The theater features four screens and 1,300 seats.

While the theater will not reopen under Landmark Theatres, Suzanne Haugland, the building’s owner, told FOX9 she is optimistic about finding a new private partner to continue showing movies in the building.

Edina Cinema is not the only theater to struggle during the pandemic, which resulted in limited in-person movie showings and more releases on streaming platforms.

Landmark Theatres is also facing eviction at its location at Uptown Theatre. 

The building’s owner, Lagoon Partners, LLC, filed an eviction complaint with Hennepin County this month, citing more than $340,000 in unpaid rent, operating expenses and fees. 

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