Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS

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MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.


ELVIS

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ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis's (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis' life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

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GREGORY PECK: UPSTANDING GENTLEMAN

CAPE FEAR

Aug. 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Sam Bowden (Peck) is a lawyer, a pillar of his community, married and with a 14-year-old daughter. Released from prison, Max Cady (Mitchum) seethes, hell bent on destroying Bowden, whose testimony sent him there. Mitchum is mesmerizing as Cady, but Peck's Bowden grounds Cape Fear, and his character's desperate attempts at protecting his family call into question ethics, morality and even challenge Peck's own image as an upstanding man.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


GREGORY PECK: UPSTANDING GENTLEMAN

THE OMEN

Aug. 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When an American diplomat Robert Thorn (Peck) and his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), have a baby that dies in childbirth, he secretly adopts a baby whose own mother died, and doesn't tell her. And isn't little Damien cute? Especially when, years later, he begins to kill people off and might just be the spawn of the devil? This entertainly ridiculous film is terrifying and fun, and was an enormous hit, and reestablished Peck as a star to a younger generation.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

80TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

CASABLANCA in 35MM

Aug. 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

80 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 of 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.


GREGORY PECK: UPSTANDING GENTLEMAN

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Sept. 1, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

FANTASIA

Sept. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The third full-length feature film from Walt Disney, "Fantasia" was clearly his most ambitious film at that point, and that ambition almost destroyed the studio. Essentially a series of six animated music videos of great pieces of classical music (with Mickey Mouse as Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice being perhaps the most famous) all conducted by the great Leopold Stokowski. An army of over a thousand animators labored on the production, a new surround-sound technology (Fantasound) was created, and the result is a breathtaking and joyous appreciation of music and storytelling. "Fantasia" has not been screened in Minnesota this century, so don't miss this rare event.


THE FIRE BRIGADE in 35MM

Sept. 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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The Heights Theater and Syncopated Silents presents the astounding silent classic THE FIRE BRIGADE with live accompaniment by KATIE CONDON.

The O'Neill brothers are proud Irish-American firefighters, overjoyed that the youngest, Terry (Charles Ray), has finally joined their ranks. Terry is in love with the beautiful Helen Corwin (May McAvoy) and hopes to marry her. One problem: her father is a ruthless politician and slumlord whose tenements are deadly firetraps. Boasting spectacular camerawork, fire effects that will astound modern audiences, and Technicolor scenes that explode off the screen, The Fire Brigade is a stunning masterpiece, and thoroughly entertaining.

This incredible film has been newly restored by the Library of Congress and will absolutely ignite our silver screen. Acclaimed musician Katie Condon will be accompanying The Fire Brigade.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

ED WOOD

Sept. 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Young Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is struggling to make his movies in a Hollywood indifferent to his genius. Baffled, Wood persists in trying to get "I Changed My Sex!", "Bride of the Atom", and "Plan 9 from Outer Space" made films too visionary for studios to produce. Or so he believes, but, as we all well know, Ed Wood was the epitome of the awful artist, his cringeworthy films so bad they have to be seen to be believed. But he managed to make some crazy friends, whom he cast in his dogs, namely Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his role), the Amazing Criswell (Jeffrey Jones) and Vampira (Lisa Marie). Tim Burton's affectionate bio-pic balances perfectly an admiration for Wood's very limited talents without being patronizing or overly serious.

DCP courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


DOWN THE WORMHOLE: WARPED SCI-FI CLASSICS

SOLARIS (Солярис)

Sept. 29, 2022, 7 p.m.
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Kris Kelvin is a psychiatrist sent to an aging space station circling the ocean planet Solaris. Unbeknownst to him, the planet is a sentient being, capable of manipulating the scientists who are studying it. Based on Stanislaw Lem's mind-bending novel, and run through with Tarkovsky,s signature slow-cinema shots and fascination with memory, this one is really out there, but you won't soon forget it.

In Russian with English subtitles

DCP courtesy Janus Films


DOWN THE WORMHOLE: WARPED SCI-FI CLASSICS

INTERSTELLAR in 35MM

Oct. 6, 2022, 7 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a farmer and retired NASA astronaut. With Earth facing destruction, he works with fellow scientists to travel through a wormhole near Saturn in a desperate attempt at saving humanity. Christopher Nolan's mind-bending look at space- and time-travel is considered one of the most scientifically accurate films ever made, but its intense emotional heart is what resonates throughout this beautiful movie.

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures


HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

65TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

THE SEVENTH SEAL (DET SJUNDE INSEGLET) in 35MM

Oct. 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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When speaking of classic art-house cinema, all conversations begin with Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Bergman's black-and-white masterpiece follows the exploits of world-weary knight Antonius (Max von Sydow) and his cynical squire, Jons (Gunnar Bj rnstrand), as they return from the violence and folly of the Crusades to a world made insane by avarice, lust and plague. Upon meeting the Angel of Death (Bengt Ekerot), Antonius engages in a fateful game of chess, an image oft copied and parodied, but never surpassed. You may think you know "The Seventh Seal", but it can only be truly appreciated on the silver screen, and on 35mm.

35mm courtesy of Janus


DOWN THE WORMHOLE: WARPED SCI-FI CLASSICS

METROPOLIS

Oct. 13, 2022, 7 p.m.
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Fritz Lang's insane vision of the future took German expressionism and Le Corbusier's futuristic urban planning and created what is arguably cinema's first truly dystopian vision, an urban hellscape whose story, and gorgeous production design, inspired countless films for decades. The story of the clash of rich vs. poor in a city of the future resonated in post-war Germany, and stunned audiences around the world.

DCP courtesy Kino Lorber


DOWN THE WORMHOLE: WARPED SCI-FI CLASSICS

BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

Oct. 20, 2022, 7 p.m.
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A somewhat epic failure in its day, Blade Runner has since gone on to become arguably the most influential science fiction film of the second half of the 20th Century. Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a blade runner, whose job is to kill replicants, bioengineered humanoids. When four replicants murder their way out of an off-world colony, Deckard has to hunt them down, and discovers shocking truths about them and himself. As much the work of special effects guru Douglas Trumbull as director Ridley Scott, Blade Runner boasts some of the finest work from Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and the score by Vangelis is hypnotizing. Watching this masterpiece in the Heights Theater will be an experience you won't soon forget.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE SHINING

Oct. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Arguably Kubrick's best, and perhaps most personal film, The Shining has influenced scores of horror films, and its technical achievements with the Steadicam changed cinema forever. The story of writer Jack Torrence, whose personal demons collide with the haunted Overlook Hotel, which he and his family have been hired to occupy over the winter, is at once a mind-bending trip and a terrifying, and moving, destruction of a man's world. So bizarre it has spawned countless conspiracy theories, including explaining the moon landing, The Shining can be watched, interpreted and reinterpreted numerous times.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.



HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

70TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in 35MM

Nov. 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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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.


HEIGHTS 2022 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

LA LA LAND

Nov. 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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This contemporary musical classic returns to the Heights Theater. Mia (Emma Stone), a struggling actress, meets Seb (Ryan Gosling), a struggling jazz pianist, and the pair fall in and out and in and out of love, all the while navigating their perilous careers in modern day Los Angeles. "La La Land" charmed audiences worldwide. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Picture (for about five minutes).

DCP courtesy of Lionsgate


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.

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 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 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 6:00pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:30pm and 6:30pm, 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.