Block E movie theater closes

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September 24, 2012 // UPDATED 8:58 pm - January 1, 2013
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss

HENNEPIN — The AMC Theater inside Block E closed on Sunday, Sept. 23 after losing a legal battle to extend its lease. The closure leaves only one remaining tenant inside the complex, piano bar the Shout House. Block E’s other remaining tenants, Kieran’s Irish Pub, Jimmy John’s and Starbucks all have exterior spaces. 

The theater’s closure leaves downtown without a movie theater for the first time since 2002. 

Block E owners Alatus LLC are moving forward with a plan to transform the complex into office space after its plans to build a casino on the site failed to gain traction with the state.