Marcus Theatre Day

Mayor Bill Mars holds a proclamation declaring last Thursday Marcus Theatre Day. The Marcus Theatre mascot, Stubby, joins him.

The new Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema is officially open for the public as of last week.

The new movie theatre, located at 8380 Hansen Ave. in Shakopee, has 10 screens, along with recliner seating, reserved seating and large-format auditoriums.

“Marcus Theatres is thrilled to bring another theatre and 100 jobs to Shakopee with the opening of Southbridge Crossing Cinema,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres.

“Shakopee-area residents will now have two theatres in their community. Together these theatres will provide more movies, showtimes and options — from a traditional moviegoing experience to a complete night out with food, beverages and more.”

Two UltraScreen DLX auditoriums include the option for heated DreamLounger seating, which can be toggled on or off. In addition, the auditoriums feature massive screens and Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound for an immersive audio experience, with speakers on the front, back and side walls, and even along the ceiling.

The new theatre lobby includes the Take Five Lounge, which offers a casual atmosphere where moviegoers can eat and drink before, during or after a movie.

The theatre also offers a Zaffiro’s Express concept at a counter area attached to the concession stand. Guests can order handmade pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and other menu items for quick pickup. These can be enjoyed in the lobby or can be taken into the auditorium to eat with the movie.

For more information, showtimes and tickets for Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema, visit

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