Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS COVID POLICY UPDATE

For everyone’s health and safety, Starting September 10th, The Heights Theater will again require all patrons to wear masks in both the lobby and auditorium. Employees will continue to wear masks at all times. In the auditorium, masks may be removed to eat or drink concessions, but must be worn again when finished.

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HITCHCOCK? NOT HITCHCOCK!

DIABOLIQUE

Oct. 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Poor Christina (Vera Clouzot): she owns a broken-down boarding school in rural France, run by her tyrant husband, Michel (Paul Meurisse), who abuses her and is openly having an affair with fellow teacher Nicole (Simone Signoret), whom he mistreats with equal vigor. The two women plot to murder their tormentor, and succeed, but the body of the dead man won't seem to go away. Hitchcock desperately wanted to make Les Diaboliques himself, but was so impressed by Clouzot's version he adapted another story by the same authors, which would become Vertigo.

In French with English subtitles


DUNE

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Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in 35MM

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM 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!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


CITIZEN KANE in 35MM

Nov. 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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20TH ANNUAL GROVELAND FOOD SHELF BENEFIT!

SAFETY LAST!

Nov. 7, 2021, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

For the 20th Annual Groveland Food Shelf Benefit, we're pulling out all the stops with Harold Lloyd's silent comedy classic SAFETY LAST, with live accompaniment Philip Brunelle on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer! Lloyd plays the hapless "Boy", a young man eager to make good at a department store so he can marry his "Girl". From this slim premise, Lloyd fabricates a veritable hurricane of disaster, as our hero manages to irritate the police, climb 12-storey buildings, and, in the most famous sequence, dangle from enormous clocks. A delight for all ages with all proceeds going to the Groveland Food Shelf.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE) in 35MM

Nov. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Forget the Disney version--Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast is the most magical and inspired version of this classic tale. When Belle's (Josette Day) destitute father (Marcel Andre) picks a rose for his daughter from the Beast's (Jean Marais) garden, he is sentenced to death. Belle offers to trade herself for the old man, and the Beast agrees, and their romance was the stuff of legend. Evoking the paintings of Vermeer, Cocteau's Beast is a sumptuous tale of love, passion, and violence.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

FARGO

Nov. 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Todd Melby, author of the A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo, will be on hand to introduce the film and share some of the incredible stories behind the classic film.

Fargo's outrageous story of a kidnapping gone very wrong is grounded by Frances McDormand's Oscar-winning role as Marge Gunderson, the very pregnant police chief of Brainerd, whose persistence and wisdom wins the day. Fargo is at once an intensely violent and painful look at loneliness and greed, and a hilarious send up of hot dish Minnesota nice.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


STARTS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

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An all star cast star in Wes Anderson's latest film which is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch."


THE FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: TAPE TRADING CLASSICS

Nov. 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $16.00

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show) take you back in time to the pre-internet 90s to resurrect the best "tape traded" videos passed from weirdo to weirdo on VHS. Highlights include "Pastor Gas," "Metallica Drummer," celebrity outtakes featuring a drunk Orson Welles and a foul-mouthed Richard Simmons, and the greatest news bloopers of the last 40 years.


SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EVENT!

SWING TIME

Nov. 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Astaire and Rogers are known for their brilliant pairings in a number of astounding musicals, but none are better than Swing Time. With the flimsiest of plots--Fred wants to marry the wrong woman, meets Ginger, sparks fly--comes one of cinema's greatest confections, seven mind-blowing musical numbers, a song that went on to be that year's biggest seller (and also won that year's Oscar), all of this under the steady gaze of director George Stevens, whom Ginger Rogers considered to be the best director her and Astaire ever worked. Don't miss this joyous celebration of dance and song!


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 and LOU HURVITZ at 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 7:15pm with the movie following immediately after her performance. So you need to be here at the ABSOLUTE LATEST by 2:00pm or 7:15pm 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 30 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 1:00pm and 6:15pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:30pm 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.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Dec. 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Though The Night of the Hunter was a disappointment in its day, it has since been recognized as a classic. Robert Mitchum is the Reverend Harry Powell, a serial killer hell bent on finding the $10,000 his former cellmate hid at his family's home. The preacher ingratiates himself with the family, terrorizing the children while charming their little community. This thrilling film is an emotional rollercoaster that culminates in a Christmas celebration that is at once devastating and a searing examination of faith. Not to be missed.

DCP courtesy Park Circus


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME

Dec. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Don't let the title fool you because this is one of the sweetest Christmas movies. Veronica (Judy Garland) is looking for work; Andrew (Van Johnson) is a music store's top salesman. When Veronica lands a job by proving Andrew wrong, the two quickly grow to loathe one another... not realizing they're falling in love as pen pals. This musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner is a delightful romp with great songs. Featuring both S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall and Buster Keaton, this one is candy all the way.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Dec. 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Johnny Depp is the eponymous hero, who is invited to live with the blandly suburban Boggs family, where the daughter, Kim (Wynona Ryder) falls in love with him. Despite his kindness and many skills, will the uptight neighbors accept Edward? Invoking Pinocchio, Frankenstein, Rebel without a Cause and a host of other cinematic sources, Burton's film is pure holiday magic.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

CARNIVAL NIGHT

Dec. 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

If it's December, it must be time for Carnival Night, the delightful 1956 Soviet Agfacolor musical. Wait... what? That's right, the Heights is bringing this rare Soviet holiday treat to Minnesota to brighten your holiday. It's New Year's Eve, the biggest celebration of the year in the USSR, and employees at the House of Culture have pulled out all the stops for a tremendous party. Until their new director arrives, eager to turn the soiree into a series of lectures and somber music. Using every trick in the book, the employees prove you can't stop a good party easily. "The action barrels along with terrific sprightliness and flair... an inspired piece of comedy. " --The Guardian

In Russian with English subtitles

DCP courtesy Mosfilm Studios


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

THE RECKLESS MOMENT in 35MM

Dec. 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

It's Christmas and Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) is a mother in chaos: her husband's in Europe for work, her father-in-law lives with the family, and her 17-year-old daughter is wild and uncontrolled. When Lucia tries to break up her daughter's affair with an older man, he turns up at their suburban home for money... and is promptly murdered. Did her daughter kill him? And to what lengths will Lucia go to cover up this crime? A noir of almost unbearable tension from famed director Max Ophul's. Featuring a brilliant performance by Joan Bennett, who is the subject of Karina Longworth's newest acclaimed podcast, Love is a Crime. Please don't miss this incredibly rare screening.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Dec. 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A single mom, a depressed child, a drunken Santa and a city full of cynical souls, this should be the stuff of one bleak motion picture. But Miracle on 34th Street is as sweet a holiday confection as Hollywood ever produced, as a group of harried but good-hearted New Yorkers run headlong into a very real Santa Claus, who offers them hope and affection. Touching on themes of divorce, faith and even capitalism, Miracle is both candy and coal in abundance. Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


HEIGHTS NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT!

HOLIDAY INN in 35MM

Jan. 1, 2022, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and 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.

We will be screening the original "unedited" 1942 theatrical release version of HOLIDAY INN.

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

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures