Bloomington 13 at Mall of America
401 South Avenue,
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B & B Theatres (Official)
Operated by: B & B Theatres
Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, CMX Cinemas, General Cinema Corp.
Firms: Cambridge Seven Associates
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Mall of America Cinemas, Theatres at Mall of America, CMX Market Cinema Experience
Located in the Bloomington district of Minneapolis on Level 4 of Mall of America. Built by General Cinema and opened August 14, 1992, the Mall of America Cinemas had 14-screens and a seating capacity of 3,776 with the largest screen seating 342 and the smallest seating 148. It later became part of the AMC Theatres chain.
It was then operated as an independent theatre by the Mall of America, and was closed December 30, 2016. After alterations it reopened May 4, 2018 with a food hall as part of the cinemagoing experience. In 2019 one of the screens was closed. It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020 CMX declared Chapter 11 and ceased operating. The cinema remained closed until B & B Theatres took over and it reopened as Bloomington 13 at Mall of America on May 27, 2021.
At 7pm on April 21, 2022 a charity presentation of Prince in “Purple Rain” will be held at the theatre, in aid of Minneapolis Riot Victims. The total seating capacity has been drastically reduced to 841-seats. One of the screens is now a Screen X with DTS:X sound.
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I worked here as a cashier when it first opened as General Cinema Mall of America 14. Eventually I moved into management and worked as a manager at several General Cinema locations throughout the 90s. I sold the first ticket to this theater! (It was for “Stay Tuned”.)
Once in a while I challenge my memory to recall which movies were in which auditoriums on the day we opened. Here’s how I think it was:
Screen 1 – 3 Ninjas Screen 2 – Looney Tunes Hall of Fame & Unforgiven Screen 3 – Unforgiven Screen 4 – Single White Female Screen 5 – Single White Female Screen 6 – Stay Tuned Screen 7 – Cabeza de Vaca Screen 8 – Honey I Blew Up the Kid Screen 9 – Raising Cain Screen 10 – A League of their Own Screen 11 – Sister Act Screen 12 – Death Becomes Her Screen 13 – Diggstown Screen 14 – Whispers in the Dark
The theatre is removed from CMX Cinemas website, don’t know if it cloased or sold. No comments on the mall website.
CMX Cinemas closed this along with all of its locations on March 16, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. A month later CMX declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy trying to renegotiate as many leases as possible. It was unable to do so with this location and closed it permanently. The venue awaited a new operator.
Please update, theatre reopening May 27 under B and B Theatres, the new name is Bloomington 13 at Mall of America
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New grand opening ad posted in the pictures site, give updated capacity’s soon, 2 of the 13 screems weren’t on sale yet
Please update, total seats 841 also just added Screen X with DTS:X sound
The never released 1994 Fantastic Four movie which was produced by Roger Corman was supposed to premiere there, but it was canceled due to Marvel and 20th Century Fox preventing the release of the movie.
Interesting. Do you have any further information on that?
A story I recall reading on that movie on Den of Geek stated -
“The Fantastic Four was scheduled to open on Labor Day weekend in 1993. It wasn’t to be. A January 1994 opening was floated, but never materialized, either.”
There’s no mention of Mall of America. What might you have ?
@m00se1111 In 2017 a documentary was made called Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four which features most of the cast and crew from the film including Roger Corman himself and in it they mention it great detail on how they were trying to organize it although Corman said plainly that those who were planning didn’t realize who owned the copyright for the film. The cast actually spent months prior doing a promotional campaign for the film on their own dime. Mind you this was a very low budget movie.