Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY MAY 27

"THE MEDDLER"

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Digital Cinema Presentation.

After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne).

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JOAN VS. BETTE

"DANCING LADY"

June 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When Janie Barlow (Crawford) is arrested for her ravenous strip-tease, a wealthy playboy bails her out, and puts on a "decent" show, with sexy director Patch Gallagher (Clark Gable). Sparks fly, tempers flare, and the show goes on this pre-code musical that will leave you astounded at this side of Joan Crawford you may have never seen before--happy, sexy, and dancing up a storm!

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

LAUREL AND HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

June 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Join us for an outrageously funny afternoon starring one of the greatest comedy teams of all time - LAUREL AND HARDY! This special program will feature NEW RESTORED 35MM PRINTS of the following classic shorts: BUSY BODIES (1933), THE MIDNIGHT PATROL (1933), HELPMATES (1931), COUNTY HOSPITAL (1932) and THE MUSIC BOX (1932).

35mm prints courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Library of Congress.


JOAN VS. BETTE

"ALL ABOUT EVE"

June 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Widely regarded as the greatest film about Broadway ever made, All About Eve unleashed Bette Davis at her most witty and eviscerating, here going toe-to-toe with Anne Baxter, who plays the title character. This story of a young actress who claws her way to stardom--and the wreckage she left behind--was nominated for a then-record 14 Academy Awards, and remains a classic.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy 20th Century Fox.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" IN 70MM

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70MM PRESENTATION

One of the greatest motion picture epics of all time returns to The Heights in the glory and magnificence of 70MM making this a must see film event!

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, brilliant and flamboyant British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks.

70mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.

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JOAN VS. BETTE

"THE DAMNED DON'T CRY"

June 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When her child is killed accidentally, housewife Ethel Whitehead (Crawford) drops her dead-end husband and heads to the big city, where she fights her way to a better life... only to discover betrayal and heartache. Crawford was never better than in this sizzling film noir.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN"

June 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

Like White Christmas and The Wizard of Oz, 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.


JOAN VS. BETTE

"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?"

June 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Capitalizing on the decades long rivalry between the two stars, director Robert Aldrich crafts a psychologically fraught horror film that opened the floodgates for older actresses to reveal, and revel in, their dark sides. Playing the child star of the title, Bette Davis unleashed her inner Medusa, and Crawford is her ideal foil as the wheelchair bound sister Blanche. The gloves are off, the claws are sharpened, and hair (and blood) will fly in this, the culminating battle between two actresses whose loathing for each other knew no bounds.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE WOMEN"

June 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Famously avoiding any male actors, George Cukor's The Women is a brilliantly acidic comedy about gossip, affairs, marriage, and, ultimately, how to endure a male-dominated world. Featuring a star-studded line-up of some of the best actresses of the era, including Norma Shearer, Paulette Godard, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell, and, perhaps best of all, a young Joan Crawford (displaying all her talons), The Women is a fabulously entertaining comedy.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"AUNTIE MAME"

July 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" So says the high-flying Auntie Mame, whose lavish parties never seem to end. But when her nephew is suddenly orphaned, and the Depression wipes out her savings, is our heroine going stop feasting at life's banquet? Not in a million years! Rosalind Russell never shined so bright as she did in the role that defined her career.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"SYNTHETIC SIN"

July 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Once again The Heights is presenting a long lost silent film! Synthetic Sin was considered a lost film since a fire at Warner Bros in the 1950's wiped out the last known existing prints, but a lone surviving print was discovered in an Italian film Archive by Film Historian Joe Yranski in 2002, and with the generous support of Warner Bros, The UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Vitatphone project the film has been restored to its original glory!

In this Jazz age comedy Colleen Moore plays an actress who just flopped trying to portray a "wicked woman" in a local small town play, so she decides to head to New York City and see what it takes to become a "wicked woman" to get the part, and gets mixed up with all kinds of mischief in the big city!

This special screening will include a live accompaniment on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer by HARVEY GUSTAFSON!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE LONG, LONG TRAILER"

July 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Newlyweds Tacy (Lucille Ball) and Nicky (Desi Arnaz) decide that the best way to enjoy their honeymoon is to buy a bright yellow trailer home and drive across the country. But the shortest, and most peaceful, distance between two points never, ever involves Luci and Desi, and the result is glorious cavalcade of disaster, shot in explosive "Ansocolor" by Vincente Minnelli. Rarely seen on the big screen, this is a must-see for anyone eager to witness Lucille's mastery of physical comedy.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"DOCTOR ZHIVAGO"

July 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

David Lean's masterpiece Doctor Zhivago is a must see on the big screen, made even more so with this new Digital restoration! The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"THE AWFUL TRUTH'

July 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Never has a cinematic marriage battle been so pitched... or hilarious! Irene Dunne and Cary Grant pull off the gloves in this classic screwball comedy in which a married couple gets tangled in vicious rumor, separates, and then pulls out all the stops to try and undermine the other's new romance. But like all great screwball comedies, true love is only a car wreck away.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


GREAT WOMEN OF COMEDY

"PILLOW TALK"

July 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Call her a square, but Doris Day was perhaps the most underrated comedienne in Hollywood history. And she was never more hilarious, nor charming, as she was in Pillow Talk, an enormous hit in its day. Sparks fly in this story of an arrogant Broadway composer and playboy (Rock Hudson) whose party line keeps getting tangled with a proud interior decorator (Day).

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Like White Christmas and Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not. You may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!

Want to know more about the Technicolor Dye-Transfer process Click here.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"THE SHINING"

Aug. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Jack Torrence, a recovering alcoholic, retreats to the Overlook Hotel with his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, in tow, in the hopes of breaking his writer's block. But the hotel is host to a variety of dark secrets, none more disturbing than those in Room 237. The Shining is one of Kubrick's more startling masterpieces, and Jack Nicholson's performance is the stuff of legend. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"THIS IS SPINAL TAP'

Sept. 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Presented by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce

DCP courtesy Rialto Pictures.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" IN 70MM

Oct. 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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70MM PRESENTATION.

Without question the most requested 70mm film is coming to the Heights. Kubrick's masterpiece, and widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves not only to be seen on the big screen, but in epic 70mm.

70mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"THE UNKNOWN"

Oct. 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

THE UNKNOWN may be one of Lon Chaney's best silent films, a strange story of a man with no arms (Chaney) who develops a crush on a young woman (Crawford) who can't stand to be touched by men...what could go wrong? A lot can and does in this riveting and suspenseful film that is not to be missed on the big screen!!

This special screening will include a live accompaniment by DREAMLAND FACES!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"KING KONG"

Oct. 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

You may think you know King Kong, but unless you've witnessed the breathtaking spectacle on the big screen, you haven't seen anything! The story of eponymous ape, who is captured and hauled to New York City, not only features startling special effects, but is a rousing and emotional story that will leave you shaken. Almost as old as the Heights itself, King Kong has withstood CGI to emerge as one of the great special effects films in history. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM EVENT

"LIMELIGHT"

Nov. 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

When Calvero (Chaplin), a drunken clown who has seen better days, saves Terry (Claire Bloom), from suicide, he not only helps get her back on her feet and back to ballet, but begins to revitalize his own career. Limelight saw the one and only pairing of Chaplin and Keaton, and is a melancholy--and hilarious--masterpiece, arguably Chaplin's last great film.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films.