Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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WINNER OF 7 GOLDEN GLOBES!

"LA LA LAND"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

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GIRLS WILL BE BOYS: A SILENT FILM PROGRAM

Feb. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Introduction and Q&A with Professor Laura Horak (Carleton University), author of Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934. Live Musical Accompaniment by The Gated Community!

WHAT'S THE WORLD COMING TO? (Richard Wallace, US, 1926, 21min) Gender identity comedy about one hundred years from now when men have become more like women and women more like men. Slapstick producer Hal Roach (behind the Laurel & Hardy, Leo McCarey, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly, and Charley Chase comedies) unleashes his arsenal of slapstick gags in this innovative comedy of the sexes.

THE SNOWBIRD (Edwin Carewe, US, 1916, 61min) Taliferro disguises herself as a boy to steal a deed from a woman-hating French Canadian (Edwin Carewe). After some sadomasochistic misunderstandings, they fall in love. The film was shot in the majestic landscapes of Northern Canada.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The University of Minnesota.

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO? - 35mm print courtesy Library of congress. THE SNOWBIRD - 35mm print Courtesy George Eastman House. Photo credit Robert Birchard Collection.


TECHNICOLOR NOIR: CRIME FILMS IN COLOR

"LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN"

Feb. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Told in flashback, this is the extravagant story of a woman (Gene Tierney) who weds a novelist (Cornel Wilde) because of his resemblance to her dead father, and how her jealousy consumes their marriage like a three alarm fire. Forget what you know about femme fatales, Tierney's Ellen devours souls like doughnuts, a sociopath unmatched in screen history.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP courtesy 20th Century Fox.


HEIGHTS SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT

"FUNNY FACE"

Feb. 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Whether it's your first date or your 100th, this stylish and sophisticated Technicolor musical is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's day. Audrey Hepburn had always wanted to work with Fred Astaire, and she finally got her chance in this classic film about the world of high fashion set in the worlds most romantic city, Paris. Famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon was a special consultant on this visually stunning film which you will not want to miss on the big screen!

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


TECHNICOLOR NOIR: CRIME FILMS IN COLOR

"DESERT FURY"

Feb. 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

In a small, forgotten desert town, a gangster, a cop (Burt Lancaster), a young woman bored to death (Lizabeth Scott) and her none-too-innocent mother (Mary Astor) are thrown together in roiling mix of violence, sex, and double-cross. This Western noir is as beautifully seedy as they come.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


TECHNICOLOR NOIR: CRIME FILMS IN COLOR

"NIAGARA"

Feb. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Against the backdrop of America's honeymoon paradise spins this turgid tale of jealousy and murder. Joseph Cotten is brilliant as a broken soldier obsessed with his wife (Marilyn Monroe), who has some rather dark secrets of her own.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP courtesy 20th Century Fox.


TECHNICOLOR NOIR: CRIME FILMS IN COLOR

"CHINATOWN"

March 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Investigating an engineer in the LA water department, detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uncovers the very worst in human behavior, exposing a nefarious plot that reaches from the lowest criminals to the loftiest politicians. Arguably the greatest film noir of all time is a damning account of American greed and lust that continues to reverberate since its release at the height of the Watergate scandal.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


TECHNICOLOR NOIR: CRIME FILMS IN COLOR

"REAR WINDOW"

March 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Jeffries (James Stewart), a prize-winning photographer, has a broken leg, and sits sweating out his days spying on the neighbors from his cramped apartment. At first aghast at his pursuits, girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) eventually join him as he uncovers--or thinks he uncovers--a murder. This classic is at once sexy, thrilling, hilarious, and one of the most entertaining pictures the Master ever gave us.

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


"VERTIGO" IN 70MM

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70MM PRESENTATION

You have not seen VERTIGO until you have seen it in 70mm!

Soon after his early retirement, Scottie Ferguson (Stewart) is hired by a former college acquaintance to investigate the strange behavior of his wife, Madeleine (Novak). Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, this masterpiece of identity and obsession is even more engrossing in a lush 70mm presentation. Presented by the Trylon Microcinema and The Heights Theater.

70mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR EVENTS RETURNS!

"THE FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL"

April 20, 2017, 8 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) return to The Heights with an all-new edition of the Found Footage Festival, featuring newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country. Highlights include: -A collection of satanic panic videos from the 80s, including The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults -Outtakes and on-air bloopers from over ten years of North Dakota local news -A star-studded Desert Storm parade sponsored by Taco Bell -Highlights from David Letterman's Video Collection, inherited by the Found Footage Festival when Dave retired