Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

Now Showing
STARTS FRIDAY MAY 19

"NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

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"THE COLOR PURPLE"

May 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The Color Purple is set in rural Georgia during the first part of the 20th century, and centers of the life Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) who is oppressed not only by white society, but also by her father and eventually by a cruel and violent husband (Danny Glover). Her internal and steadfast strength help her to cope with and eventually overcome the forced loss of her sister, the demoralization of her friend Sofia (Oprah Winfrey), and her husband's continuous oppression.

Presented by REDISCOVER MOVIES & THE HEIGHTS THEATER

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"CARRIE"

June 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

"If you've got a taste for terror... take Carrie to the prom!" While Sissy Spacek's very troubled and telekinetically deadly teenage girl was the star of the show, Piper Laurie's over-the-top Margaret White steals the show. Laurie, who thought the role was supposed to be comedic, was encouraged by De Palma to go for broke, bringing a mounting hysteria that never lets up until the very end.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"BLOCK-HEADS" - LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

June 4, 2017, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Join us for an outrageously funny afternoon starring one of the greatest comedy teams of all time - LAUREL AND HARDY! Unaware that the Great War has ended, Stan (Stan Laurel) remains faithfully at his post -- until he shoots down a private plane, and discovers the war has been over for 20 years. Delighted to learn that Stan is alive, his best friend Ollie (Oliver Hardy) rescues him from the Soldiers' Home and takes him to meet his wife. This classic comedy is not to be missed in a packed theater on the big screen.

This special screening will also include the following Hal Roach short comedies: COME CLEAN (1931) with Laurel and Hardy. YOUNG IRONSIDES (1932) with Charley Chase.

35mm prints courtesy The Library of Congress.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"FLYING DOWN TO RIO"

June 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Flying Down To Rio, The film that introduced Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the world, is also an over the top pre-code extravaganza. Romantic entanglements and problems ensue as a band leader (Gene Raymond) falls for a brazilian beauty (Dolores Del Rio) who is already promised to another back home. But the real attraction here is Astaire & Rogers dancing The Carioca, lots of sexual innuendo, and the RKO special effects department on steroids musical finale staged on the wings of flying airplanes!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD"

June 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

One of the most epic and most beloved comedies of all time, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World hasn't been seen in the Twin Cities in years, and now arrives in all its insane glory! A star studded cast of Hollywood's greatest comedians is involved in wild race to find stolen loot. At the center of this zaniness is Ethel Merman's Mrs. Marcus, henpecking not only her droopy son in law J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), but anyone she comes in contact with! Don't miss this rare screening!

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"POLYESTER" IN ODORAMA!!

June 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

"I'll be blunt with you Cuddles: I think my marriage is on the rocks!" Divine gives a tour de force performance as poor suburban housewife Francine Fishpaw whose life is slowly falling apart. Her porno-theater-owning husband is having an affair, her son's huffing household chemicals, her daughter's sleeping around, and the other housewives spit on her! Exploding off the screen in Waters' patented grainy grindhouse style, alarming, offensive, hilarious, and even dare-we-say affectionate, Polyester's Divine is the Queen of the Craaazy Mamas! Don't miss this rare 35mm screening in ODORAMA!!!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN"

June 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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Digital Cinema Presentation

65TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

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.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE"

June 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Raymond Shaw is a decorated soldier back from Korea. Frank Sinatra was his commanding officer. Senator Iselin is Shaw's stepfather, a hapless fool pushed toward the White House by Mrs. Shaw, Raymond's chilling and definitely CRAAAZY MAMA, a woman so right-wing that she comes all the way around to Communist Russia.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SO THIS IS PARIS"

June 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

The Lubitsch touch is clearly evident in this sophisticated comedy about two women dreaming of someone more exciting than their own lackluster spouse. When each woman happens across the other's husband, and begins her dream affair, things get complicated and hilarious in this roaring 20's sex farce. This special screening will also feature a live accompaniment on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"PSYCHO"

June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Is there any more iconic CRAAAZY MAMA than the ghost tormenting poor Norman Bates? Though never appearing in the film, "Mother" is eternally present in the eyes and simpering mannerisms of poor Norman, and she wreaks havoc on unsuspecting women from the grave! The perfect film to close our series, DON'T MISS THIS RARE 35MM SCREENING!

35mm print courtesy Universal.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

BONNIE AND CLYDE

July 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

"They're young... they're in love... and they kill people." Disdained by stuffy film critics, at first a financial failure until it was embraced by countercultural writers like Pauline Kael, Bonnie and Clyde became a box office smash which launched the New Hollywood. Setting aside its startling violence (even by today's standards), the film is a brilliant look at how the Depression turned good people into common criminals, and common criminals into heroes. Director Arthur Penn borrowed a variety of silent and gangster-era film styles to capture the era, and Beatty and Dunaway have never been better, aided by a superb supporting cast that includes a very young Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons, who won Best Supporting Actress.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"A HARD DAYS NIGHT"

July 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Originally planned by United Artists to be a quickie B movie to cash in on The Beatles popularity. A Hard Days Night emerged as a boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashing the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members. Maybe one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made?

DCP courtesy Janus Films.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!

Like Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year, which is no surprise because you may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not.

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

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"CASABLANCA"

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

75 years ago, of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Ilsa walked into Rick's, captivating moviegoers still reeling from America's sudden entry into World War II. A picture studded with the best stars and character actors, witty and memorable lines, a crowd pleaser in absolutely the best sense the term, Casablanca is a masterpiece by almost every standard. Not to be missed on the big screen in 35mm!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE"

Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM 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!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SUNSET BOULEVARD"

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Wilder's poison-pen letter to Hollywood is as acrid a noir as was ever committed to celluloid. When down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) falls in with aging silent film queen Norma Desmond (Swanson, in an iconic performance), he finds himself plunged into a world of despair and betrayal.

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SOME LIKE IT HOT"

Oct. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

When desperate musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, they've got to get out of town, and fast. But without any money, what can they do except, well, dress like women and join an all-girls band bound for sunny Florida? The cross-dressing duo find themselves in the same resort as the gangster who order the murders, but that's not the least of their troubles: Joe/Josephine is in love with Marilyn Monroe's "Sugar" and Jerry/Daphne's got a suitor in Osgood Fielding III, a man who won't take no for an answer. This groundbreaking comedy feels ahead of its time even in the 21st Century.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE"

Nov. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL PRESENTATION

Horrified at the rise of the Nazis, director Fritz Lang created what may be the only anti-Fascist noir in history, a devastating supernatural crime film that suggests that evil is a spiritual force that can take over entire societies. Using actual guns and explosives on the set, both to create realistic sound effects and to induce his cast to a state of near panic, and taking actual quotes from the Nazis to put in the mouths of his antagonists, Lang created a film of almost perverse anxiety, a fever pitch of sound and visual design that will leave viewers both entertained, amazed, and alarmed at its parallels to modern day society.

Digital courtesy Janus Films.