Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS THEATER RE-OPENING VISITOR GUIDELINES

Welcome back to The Heights Theater! We are implementing some temporary changes to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible.

Masks are required at all times in the Heights Theater, both in the lobby and in the auditorium – only exception will be for eating food purchased at our concession stand. Patrons and employees will be expected to wear masks.

Credit cards are the preferred form of payment

To ensure proper social distancing in the theater auditorium, you will be assigned a seat when you arrive, and we are limiting total capacity to about 25%. However, your group may sit together, and we will assign seats to accommodate this.

We will be selling concessions and have installed plexiglass barriers between you and our staff.

All customer contact surfaces are disinfected before and after the start of each show.

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HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"WAY OUT WEST" - LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED @4:30pm, our 1:00pm screening is sold out!

ALL NEW DIGITAL RESTORATIONS!

The enormously popular LAUREL AND HARDY FESTIVAL returns for what will certainly be multiple sold-out screenings. This year we feature THE CHIMP (1932) and WAY OUT WEST (1937). In the short film The Chimp, our heroes try their best to bring good fortune back to a busted circus, with hilariously disastrous results. The feature-length Way Out West, the pair head out west to deliver a deed to a gold mine, doing their bumbling best to help a young woman in the clutches of evil guardians. No matter if you're 9 or 90, the manic comedy of Laurel and Hardy is guaranteed to have you laughing.

DCP courtesy Jeff Joesph.

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HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

HAROLD AND MAUDE

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd, our Monday September 21st screening is sold out!

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Hal Ashby's poignant black comedy about anti social Harold and his geriatric girlfriend Maude has to be one of the classic misfit love stories of all time. Harold and Maude was a true cult film phenomena in it's day running a record 2 years at the (now closed) Westgate Theater in Minneapolis, and it is not to be missed on the big screen.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


THE HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Sept. 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our rescheduled June 18th screening of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN will be moving to Thursday September 24th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Two men, each needing a certain someone out of their lives, meet on a train. The first, Guy, a tennis pro, is thinking of the easy divorce he knows will never come. The second, Bruno, a playboy obsessed with his mother, would like his father gone, as in, dead. But Bruno's got a plan, and with that Hitchcock launches this most wicked of films. Based on the acclaimed novel by Patricia Highsmith.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE

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ALL SEATS $10.00

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED Tuesday September 29th, our Monday September 28th screening is sold out!

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Tim Burton's first (and some say best) movie, this crazy road movie tells the tale of eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman who's beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight, which propels him across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Be sure and tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


THE HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

THE WRONG MAN

Oct. 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our rescheduled June 25th screening of THE WRONG MAN will be moving to Thursday October 1st. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Manny (Henry Fonda) is not a rich man, so when his wife (Vera Miles) needs dental work, he goes to his life insurance company to borrow on the policy. There, confused employees identify him as a man who had twice held them up, and in no time Manny is plunged into a nightmare that sees him sent to Sing Sing. Based on a true story, and perhaps the most direct expression of Hitchcock's desperate fear of being arrested, The Wrong Man is at once thrilling, despairing, and ultimately hopeful.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED Tuesday October 6th, our Monday October 5th screening is sold out!

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Harper Lee's beloved novel, the Heights is proud to present To Kill a Mockingbird. In the history of motion pictures, there has probably never been a film that is as beloved as its source novel as this story. Perfectly cast, with Gregory Peck in his Oscar-winning role as Atticus Finch, and featuring Mary Badham as Scout, Philip Alford as Jem, and a young Robert Duvall as Boo Radley. The film of To Kill a Mockingbird captured the nation's attention with nearly as much force as the book.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


HA! HA! HOMICIDE!

THE THIN MAN

Oct. 8, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Based on Dashiell Hammett's classic noir novel, director W. S. Van Dyke ramped up its Pre-Code humor for a crime cocktail that's sexy, hysterical and thrilling. Nick Charles is a retired detective, Nora Charles is rich, and together they get bombed on martinis, make passes at one another, and solve murders, all the while their fox terrier Asta leaps about wondering why no one's listening to him. This witty crime comedy was a box-office blockbuster and spawned five sequels.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE SHINING

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED Tuesday October 13th, our Monday October 12th screening is sold out!

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Arguably Kubrick's best, and perhaps most personal film, The Shining has influenced scores of horror films, and its technical achievements with the Steadicam changed cinema forever. The story of writer Jack Torrence, whose personal demons collide with the haunted Overlook Hotel, which he and his family have been hired to occupy over the winter, is at once a mind-bending trip and a terrifying, and moving, destruction of a man's world. So bizarre it has spawned countless conspiracy theories, including explaining the moon landing, The Shining can be watched, interpreted and reinterpreted numerous times.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Oct. 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

One of the most beloved dark comedies returns to the Heights! When Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) returns to his Brooklyn home to show off his new wife to his spinster aunts and oddball uncle, he figures nothing can go wrong, right? But when Mortimer's psychopathic brother shows up with a doctor (who just happens to be Peter Lorre) the body count rises and the laughs never cease.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HA! HA! HOMICIDE!

MURDER BY DEATH

Oct. 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

The late Neil Simon wrote this insane parody of every type of murder mystery, spoofing Agatha Christie to Charlie Chan to Dashiell Hammett to Columbo, and featured an all-star cast that includes Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Bride of Frankenstein's Elsa Lancaster, David Niven and even Truman Capote. There's poisonings, stabbings, snakes, scorpions and evildoers galore in this non-stop chucklefest, presented here on a rare 35mm print.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Oct. 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our originally scheduled June 28th screening of SHERLOCK HOLMES will be moving to Sunday October 25th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Accompanied by Karl Eilers at The Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

Long considered lost, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world's foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage-having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored SHERLOCK HOLMES represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette's Holmes on film. The film faithfully retains the play's famous set pieces-Holmes's encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the original Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time!


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CLUE

Oct. 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Like Murder by Death before it, Clue (loosely based on the board game) is a spot-on parody of classic murder mysteries, with a star-studded cast of the 80s best comic actors, and featuring not one but three endings (each included at our screening!) Six strangers appear at an old mansion, are given pseudonyms (Col. Mustard, Mrs. White, etc., from the game), and soon, chaos and hilarity ensue! Tim Curry cements the whole thing as the crazed butler, while Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Leslie Ann Warren, Christopher Lloyd and even the Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin make appearances. A flop in its day, Clue has since gone on to be a hilarious cult classic!

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Singin' In the Rain is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year! Considered by many to be one of the greatest screen musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is also a hilarious look at the chaos and turmoil that the switch from silents to talkies cast upon Hollywood in the late 1920's. Plus all that glorious TECHNICOLOR!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


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MONSIEUR VERDOUX

Nov. 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

This blackest of black comedies is tremendous surprise from writer and director Charlie Chaplin (from a story by Orson Welles). Timid bank clerk Henri Verdoux (Chaplin) is laid off from his job after 30 years, and so, in order to support his ailing, he comes up with a plan: marry rich widows, and then kill them. The first film where Chaplin abandoned his "tramp" character, Monsieur Verdoux is at once farcical, haunting, and heartbreaking. Poorly received in its day, it is now considered one of Chaplin's many masterpieces. Don't miss this very rare screening.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US (DIE MORDER SIND UNTER UNS)

Nov. 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

In bombed out Berlin, weary Susanne Wallner, an artist and concentration camp survivor, returns to her apartment to find drunken ex German soldier Dr. Hans Mertens there. It was her place before the war, but since he has no place to go, they become reluctant roommates. But the very worst war criminals still walk the streets of Berlin, the murderers among us, driving their victims into varying degrees of trauma or melancholy. And yet, hope remains.

The very first film shot in Germany after the war, and the model for what became known as "Rubblefilms", movies whose locations were the blasted out cities of Europe (The Third Man is perhaps the most famous), it was financed by the Soviets and their allies. The Murderers Are Among Us is a stunning combination of thrilling noir and moving drama, and nearly impossible to see in the U.S. Don't miss this incredibly rare screening, with a print courtesy of the University of Massachusetts' DEFA Film Library.

In German with English subtitles


SCREENING MOVED TO SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2021!

THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

June 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $14.00

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