Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10

"MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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HEIGHTS THANKSGIVING DAY EVENT!

"CAREFREE"

Nov. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

As much a screwball comedy as it is a musical, CAREFREE was a refreshing change of pace towards the end of the Astaire and Rogers' series, and is a film that is both funny and touching at the same time. The IRVING BERLIN score features Change Partners, The Yam, and what has to be one of Astaire and Rogers most sublimely sensual numbers, the dreamy I Used to be Color Blind. When lovely singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) has trouble accepting the marriage proposals of her beau, Stephen Arden (Ralph Bellamy), he calls upon his psychiatrist friend Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) to analyze her.

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS RARE SCREENING IN 35MM!

This special screening will also include: ED COPELAND at the heights Mighty Wurlitzer! VINTAGE CARTOON AND HOLIDAY GREETINGS

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS"

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All Seats $12.00

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We still have tickets available for our Monday December 4th 7:00pm screening, all other screenings are sold out!

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!!

Also... The fantastic HARVEY GUSTAFSON 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 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Q: When do your doors open?

A: Our doors open an hour and 15 minutes 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.


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.


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 fopr 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.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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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.
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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