Heights Theater

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Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY DECEMBER 8

"THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI"

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police.

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DEANNA DURBIN HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE!

"IT STARTED WITH EVE" | "BECAUSE OF HIM" Double Feature

Dec. 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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"IT STARTED WITH EVE"

35MM PRESENTATION

Deanna Durbin is back in two of her best and most charming musical comedies, so you will not want to miss this holiday double feature that is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart, both on 35mm!

A young man (Robert Cummings) asks a hat check girl (Deanna Durbin) to pose as his fiancee in order to make his dying father's (Charles Laughton) last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor. ONE OF DURBIN'S BEST FILMS!

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.

"BECAUSE OF HIM"

35MM PRESENTATION

Aspiring actress Kim Walker (Deanna Durbin) is determined to become the protegee of famed Broadway actor/producer Sheridan (Charles Laughton). The only person not charmed by Kim's herculean efforts to achieve stardom is playwright Paul Taylor (Franchot Tone), who balks when ordered to write a play for her.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL INSIDER SERIES SCREENING

"RISE AGAINST THE FALL"

Dec. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

Vince is a young boy when he witnesses his father murdered on stage at a political rally. 15 years later, he plots to infiltrate a dangerous arms dealer, and exact revenge on the men responsible for his father's death.


STARTS FRIDAY DECEMBER 22

"THE GREATEST SHOWMAN"

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Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


HEIGHTS NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT!

"HOLIDAY INN"

Jan. 1, 2018, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and like WHITE CHRISTMAS sells out every year! IRVING BERLIN wrote the evergreen score, which includes Easter Parade, Lets Start the New Year Right, Lazy and of course, White Christmas.

This special screening will also feature EDWARD COPELAND at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"MURDER, MY SWEET"

Feb. 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Arguably the best cinematic adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel (and certainly the most faithful), Edward Dmytryk's Murder, My Sweet (based on Farewell, My Lovely) stars Dick Powell as perhaps the most cynical, world-weary gumshoe ever committed to film. "Since the '40s, countless mystery and neo-noir films have been made in Hollywood and around the world. Murder, My Sweet is what they all aspire to be." --film critic Alison Dalzell

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR"

Feb. 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Called "the first true film noir" for its bleak, dreamlike setting, and its use of German expressionism to convey its insane, paranoid story, The Stranger on the Third Floor is a nearly forgotten classic. When an ambitious reporter fingers an innocent cabdriver in a brutal throat-slashing murder, his conscience--and the real killer--begin to assault his sanity.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"CAT PEOPLE"

Feb. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

When faced with using idiotic cat costumes in his movie about a woman who turns into a killer feline, producer Val Lewton famously hid the beast in the shadows, capitalizing on our fear of the dark and unknown, and creating a look and feel for these horror/noir hybrids that would influence movies forever.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THEY LIVE BY NIGHT"

Feb. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Argued (by critic David Thomson) to be the greatest directorial debut after Citizen Kane, this crime thriller launched Nicholas Ray's career, despite studio indifference. The story of a desperate crime spree and the teenage lovers at its center--escaped convict Bowie (Farley Granger) and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell)--was so intensely emotional that it was shelved for two years by RKO (and its new owner Howard Hughes.) Finally, in 1949, They Live By Night was released to decent reviews and terrible box office, but has since been heralded as a classic.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THE WINDOW"

March 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

This strange and at times beautiful noir examines the fears of children - here a boy (Driscoll) whose fanciful lies keep him from being believed after he's witnessed a murder. Director Tetzlaff learned plenty as a cinematographer for Alfred Hitchcock, crafting a stunning child's-eye view of poverty, deception and crime.

This very rare 35mm presentation is a European film print that is in English with French subtitles

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THE NARROW MARGIN"

March 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When detectives Brown and Forbes are assigned to escort gun moll Mrs. Frankie Neall from Chicago to Los Angeles to testify in a murder trial, they get a lot more than they bargained for on a train whose passengers include hitmen intent on eliminating their target... and anyone who gets in their way. Claustrophobic and shocking in its sudden violence, The Narrow Margin is a noir masterpiece.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"SUDDEN FEAR"

March 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Joan Crawford plays a driven playwright Myra Hudson, who rejects actor Lester Blaine (Jack Palance) for her newest production. The odious Lester seduces Myra and lands the role... to the chagrin of Lester's real love Irene (the icy Gloria Grahame, perfect as usual.)

DCP courtesy The Cohen Film Group.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema