Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 24

"MAGGIE'S PLAN"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

A woman (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married man (Ethan Hawke), then devises a strategy to reunite him with his former wife (Julianne Moore) three years later.

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GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE WOMEN"

June 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Famously avoiding any male actors, George Cukor's The Women is a brilliantly acidic comedy about gossip, affairs, marriage, and, ultimately, how to endure a male-dominated world. Featuring a star-studded line-up of some of the best actresses of the era, including Norma Shearer, Paulette Godard, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell, and, perhaps best of all, a young Joan Crawford (displaying all her talons), The Women is a fabulously entertaining comedy.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"AUNTIE MAME"

July 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" So says the high-flying Auntie Mame, whose lavish parties never seem to end. But when her nephew is suddenly orphaned, and the Depression wipes out her savings, is our heroine going stop feasting at life's banquet? Not in a million years! Rosalind Russell never shined so bright as she did in the role that defined her career.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"SYNTHETIC SIN"

July 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Once again The Heights is presenting a long lost silent film! Synthetic Sin was considered a lost film since a fire at Warner Bros in the 1950's wiped out the last known existing prints, but a lone surviving print was discovered in an Italian film Archive by Film Historian Joe Yranski in 2002, and with the generous support of Warner Bros, The UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Vitatphone project the film has been restored to its original glory!

In this Jazz age comedy Colleen Moore plays an actress who just flopped trying to portray a "wicked woman" in a local small town play, so she decides to head to New York City and see what it takes to become a "wicked woman" to get the part, and gets mixed up with all kinds of mischief in the big city!

This special screening will include a live accompaniment on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer by HARVEY GUSTAFSON!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE LONG, LONG TRAILER"

July 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Newlyweds Tacy (Lucille Ball) and Nicky (Desi Arnaz) decide that the best way to enjoy their honeymoon is to buy a bright yellow trailer home and drive across the country. But the shortest, and most peaceful, distance between two points never, ever involves Luci and Desi, and the result is glorious cavalcade of disaster, shot in explosive "Ansocolor" by Vincente Minnelli. Rarely seen on the big screen, this is a must-see for anyone eager to witness Lucille's mastery of physical comedy.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"DOCTOR ZHIVAGO"

July 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

David Lean's masterpiece Doctor Zhivago is a must see on the big screen, made even more so with this new Digital restoration! The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE AWFUL TRUTH'

July 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Never has a cinematic marriage battle been so pitched... or hilarious! Irene Dunne and Cary Grant pull off the gloves in this classic screwball comedy in which a married couple gets tangled in vicious rumor, separates, and then pulls out all the stops to try and undermine the other's new romance. But like all great screwball comedies, true love is only a car wreck away.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"PILLOW TALK"

July 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Call her a square, but Doris Day was perhaps the most underrated comedienne in Hollywood history. And she was never more hilarious, nor charming, as she was in Pillow Talk, an enormous hit in its day. Sparks fly in this story of an arrogant Broadway composer and playboy (Rock Hudson) whose party line keeps getting tangled with a proud interior decorator (Day).

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS OF DOUGLAS SIRK

"ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS"

Aug. 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Recently widowed Cary Scott (Jane Wyman) seems to be on the road to recovery. Affluence, country club membership, and a host of wealthy men who are vying for her hand. But when Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson) a younger man from outside her class, wins her heart and her mind, her stifled community reacts with a barely muted horror, in this masterpiece of melodramatic tension.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Like White Christmas and Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not. You may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!

Want to know more about the Technicolor Dye-Transfer process Click here.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS OF DOUGLAS SIRK

"MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION"

Aug. 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When spoiled playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) inadvertently causes the death of a beloved doctor, he secretly works to become a physician himself, both to impress, and restore the vision of, the good man's widow. Sirk's mastery of this roiling sea of emotional distress results in one of the most shamelessly tear-jerking entertainments ever made, a classic by any standard.


THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS OF DOUGLAS SIRK

"WRITTEN ON THE WIND"

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Where to begin? The children of a powerful Texas oil baron include an insecure alcoholic with a nymphomaniac sister obsessed with their childhood friend who also happens to be their father's favorite? How about an impulsive marriage that can produce no children, but does result in secrets, lies, infatuation, and eventually murder? Or was it suicide? Sirk pulls out all the stops in this damning account of a family tortured by its isolating wealth.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"THE SHINING"

Aug. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Jack Torrence, a recovering alcoholic, retreats to the Overlook Hotel with his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, in tow, in the hopes of breaking his writer's block. But the hotel is host to a variety of dark secrets, none more disturbing than those in Room 237. The Shining is one of Kubrick's more startling masterpieces, and Jack Nicholson's performance is the stuff of legend. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS OF DOUGLAS SIRK

"IMITATION OF LIFE"

Aug. 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Douglas Sirk's Hollywood swan song is also rightfully regarded as his masterpiece, and a cunning indictment of racial and sexual mores that was years ahead of its time. The story of two women, Lora (Lana Turner), who seeks Broadway success, and her housekeeper Annie (Juanita Moore), who wants nothing more than love and security, Imitation of Life peels away the shiny veneer of the American Dream to reveal a heartless landscape of loneliness and alienation.


"THIS IS SPINAL TAP'

Sept. 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Presented by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce

DCP courtesy Rialto Pictures.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" IN 70MM

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70MM PRESENTATION.

Due to strong demand we have added an additional screening of 2001 in 70MM on Tuesday night!

Without question the most requested 70mm film is coming to the Heights. Kubrick's masterpiece, and widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves not only to be seen on the big screen, but in epic 70mm.

70mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"THE UNKNOWN"

Oct. 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

THE UNKNOWN may be one of Lon Chaney's best silent films, a strange story of a man with no arms (Chaney) who develops a crush on a young woman (Crawford) who can't stand to be touched by men...what could go wrong? A lot can and does in this riveting and suspenseful film that is not to be missed on the big screen!!

This special screening will include a live accompaniment by DREAMLAND FACES!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"KING KONG"

Oct. 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

You may think you know King Kong, but unless you've witnessed the breathtaking spectacle on the big screen, you haven't seen anything! The story of eponymous ape, who is captured and hauled to New York City, not only features startling special effects, but is a rousing and emotional story that will leave you shaken. Almost as old as the Heights itself, King Kong has withstood CGI to emerge as one of the great special effects films in history. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"LIMELIGHT"

Nov. 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

When Calvero (Chaplin), a drunken clown who has seen better days, saves Terry (Claire Bloom), from suicide, he not only helps get her back on her feet and back to ballet, but begins to revitalize his own career. Limelight saw the one and only pairing of Chaplin and Keaton, and is a melancholy--and hilarious--masterpiece, arguably Chaplin's last great film.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films.