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ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

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Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple story lines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.

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LOU HURVITZ AT THE HEIGHTS MIGHTY WURLITZER

Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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Join us for a 2 hour live concert with LOU HURVITZ. This is not a film but an exciting live concert on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer, with Lou playing many of your theater organ favorites! Lou Hurvitz, a Saint Paul native, has created a universal name for himself as one of the country's finest theater organists. Over the years, he has performed on many of America's most prominent instruments. Now, he brings his talents to the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Heights Theater.

We invite you to kick back, close your eyes, and allow yourself to be transported back 75 and more years in the past to the heyday of the Mighty Wurlitzer, under the skilled hands of the artist who has been dubbed The Wizard of the WurliTzer.

Lou will announce his program from the console.


STARTS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20

DOWNTON ABBEY

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The worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.


HEIGHTS 2019 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

NETWORK

Sept. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When television anchor Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is told he is going to be replaced in two weeks, he gets drunk and announces, on air, that he will commit suicide live in two weeks, for which he's fired. Max Schumacher (William Holden), a downbeaten drunk himself, intervenes and allows Beale to have a final farewell with dignity. But Beale gets angry, and during his show proclaims "I'm mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!" When this proves to be a ratings bonanza, the station keeps him around... until he's no longer useful. Don't miss this rare screening!


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POLTERGEIST

Sept. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

The Freelings are a typical suburbanite family in California: real estate developer Steven, housewife Diane, and the three kids, teenager Dana, tweener Robbie, and towheaded Carol Anne, the youngest. But the suburban development has a secret, namely that the Freelings' home is a portal for malevolent ghosts who kidnap Carol Anne and begin an epic showdown for possession of the young girl's soul. This massive hit came courtesy of the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Steven Spielberg, and remains one of the most terrifying films to this day.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


STAR TRIBUNE TASTE SECTION 50TH ANNIVERSARY

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

Oct. 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.

Join us as the Star Tribune Taste section celebrates 50 mouth watering years with 4 classic films that are sure to get your taste buds going! These special screenings will also include a raffle and other giveaways!

DCP courtesy Sony Pictures.


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THE UNINVITED

Oct. 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Brother and sister Rick and Patricia purchase Windward House, in Cornwall, England, as the perfect retreat where Rick can compose his music. But the house sold cheap, due to rumors that the woman who committed suicide within its boundaries still haunts it to this day. This moody and influential film--thought by some to be the first ghost film in which the ghosts are real creatures, not tricks--is at once despairing and frightening. Considered by Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro to be one of the most frightening films of all time, The Uninvited is not to be missed.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2019 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Oct. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Who would have thought that Roger Corman's ultra-low budget shlock horror film from the 60s would turn into an off-Broadway musical, itself turned into one of the most underrated musicals in cinema history! Believe it! When timid Seymour (Rick Moranis) tries to help his bullying flower-shop boss Mr. Mushnik (Vincent Gardenia) by displaying Audrey II, a strange flower Seymour bought in Chinatown, little did they know they were unleashing a creature from outer space that just loves to devour flesh.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


STAR TRIBUNE TASTE SECTION 50TH ANNIVERSARY

THE GODFATHER

Oct. 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Arguably the most quoted film of all time, and certainly one of the best pictures ever made, The Godfather marked Brando's comeback after a series of box office disasters (and a reputation for being difficult.) Brando's performance won him his second Oscar, and helped make the film the highest grossing film of 1972. A classic by any standard.

Join us as the Star Tribune Taste section celebrates 50 mouth watering years with 4 classic films that are sure to get your taste buds going! These special screenings will also include a raffle and other giveaways!

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


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PORTRAIT OF JENNIE

Oct. 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When down-on-his-luck painter Eben (Joseph Cotten) meets a little girl in Central Park, her charm and fascinating clothing intrigue him. At home, he paints her portrait, one of his best works which later attracts the eye of an influential art dealer. Soon, he begins to see Jennie regularly, but she has now grown into a young woman (Jennifer Jones), whose daily experiences seem to have taken place decades earlier. Though not a scary film, Portrait of Jennie is a lush examination of death and the afterlife, a box-office failure in its day but since regarded as a classic fantasy.

35mm print courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


STAR TRIBUNE TASTE SECTION 50TH ANNIVERSARY

THE BIG CHILL

Oct. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A once close-knit gang of friends -- including an actor (JoBeth Williams), a doctor (Glenn Close) and her husband (Kevin Kline), a Vietnam veteran (William Hurt), and a journalist (Tom Berenger) -- meets for a weekend after the funeral of their much-envied friend Alex, who committed suicide. The friends spend the weekend confronting the personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals that have left them disenchanted. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have with Alex, and with one another.

Join us as the Star Tribune Taste section celebrates 50 mouth watering years with 4 classic films that are sure to get your taste buds going! These special screenings will also include a raffle and other giveaways!

DCP courtesy Sony Pictures.


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DEAD OF NIGHT

Oct. 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

This British "anthology film" features four ghost stories, ranging from the funny to the downright creepy. When an architect heads to a country cottage to consult the owner, he finds the assembled guests are all people who have come to him in various dreams. Though each segment is a thoroughly entertaining ghost story, perhaps the most famous involves the ventriloquist's dummy Hugo, whose evil drives the puppeteer (a brilliant Michael Redgrave) to madness and influenced horror films and TV shows from The Twilight Zone to Child's Play.

DCP courtesy Rialto Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2019 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

CLUE

Oct. 21, 2019, 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.


STAR TRIBUNE TASTE SECTION 50TH ANNIVERSARY

JULIE & JULIA

Oct. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Intertwined with Julie's story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

Join us as the Star Tribune Taste section celebrates 50 mouth watering years with 4 classic films that are sure to get your taste buds going! These special screenings will also include a raffle and other giveaways!

DCP courtesy Sony Pictures.


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THE OTHERS

Oct. 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

With two young children unable to bear sunlight, and emotionally shattered from the effects of the second World War, a nervous Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman, in an amazing performance) retreats from England to a large home on the Channel Islands. There, curious events begin to occur within, disrupting a family already tiptoeing on the edge of utter madness. A film that is both terrifying and melancholy, The Others was heralded as a classic from the day it was released.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT HALLOWEEN EVENT!

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Oct. 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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Digital Cinema Presentation

Accompanied by KARL EILERS at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

If you think you know The Phantom of the Opera and haven't seen the original silent film production--THINK AGAIN! Lon Chaney was never better as the eponymous deformed phantom, terrorizing opera houses in a Faustian pact to make his beloved a star. Once you've seen this Phantom, all others will seem as mere shadow.


HEIGHTS 2019 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.


A MAN THERE WAS (TERJE VIGEN)

Nov. 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Based on Henrik Ibsen's epic poem, A MAN THERE WAS (TERJE VIGEN) was directed by and stars Victor Sjostrom as the headstrong sailer Terje, who takes on a British blockade in order to find food for his family and the small fishing village in which they live. But when he is captured by the British and imprisoned, leaving his family and other villagers to die from hunger, Terje's desire for revenge grows into an uncontrollable fury.

Considered to be one of the crowning achievements in Swedish silent film, A Man There Was cemented Sjostrom's reputation as a director (and actor) of the highest caliber. The Swedish Film Institute has provided a restored digital print for this rare screening, which has live accompaniment from acclaimed band The Poor Nobodys, whose scores have accompanied the films of Sergei Eisenstein and Douglas Fairbanks (among many others) at theaters around town.

DCP courtesy The Swedish Film Institute and Janus Films.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS" - HEIGHTS HOLIDAY SHOW

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A Heights Theater tradition! One of our most popular events returns - an event that sells out year after year. You will not want to miss the perennial TECHNICOLOR favorite, WHITE CHRISTMAS, on the big screen!

Plus.....ON OUR STAGE! The big show starts with a special 20 minute concert by the wonderful MAUD HIXSON, singing a stocking full of your favorite holiday classics! Accompanied by Rick Carlson on the piano as well as A BOUNCING BALL SING ALONG at the end!!

Also... A fantastic pre show concert by ED COPELAND at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

WHITE CHRISTMAS FAQS

Q: I have an MPR or Chinook Book 2 for 1 coupon, can I use these for White Christmas?

A: No, since this is a special event we do not accept any 2 for 1 coupons or other discounts.

Q: When does the singer start and when does the movie start and when do I need to be there?

A: The show, which starts with Maud Hixson performing at either 2:00pm or 7:00pm with the movie following immediately after her performance. So you need to be here at the ABSOLUTE LATEST by 2:00pm or 7:00pm because that is when the show officially starts and we do not seat after that.

Q: When does the organist start?

A: The organist will start playing 20 minutes before the start of the show.

Q: When do your doors open?

A: Our doors open an hour before the start of the shows and we encourage you to arrive early so you can get seated and have plenty of time to get refreshments and relax before the show. We have a pianist playing the lobby piano at 1:15pm and 6:15pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:45pm and 6:45pm, so there is plenty to keep your and your guests entertained before the show starts.

Q: Is the seating reserved seating?

A: All the seating for these performances is not assigned and is general seating, so the earlier you arrive the better selection of seats you will have, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP. Your advance ticket purchase guarantees you a seat at the performance, but with a sold out show there may be a chance, especially if you arrive late, that you may not be able to sit with your guests, so arrive early as refunds are not given if you cannot sit together.

Q: Something has come up and now we are unable to attend, can we get a refund.

A: Refunds are not given on advance ticket sales.