Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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"LOVE & MERCY"

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Digital Cinema Presentation.

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

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THE POLITICAL CIRCUS: SIX CLASSIC COMEDIES

"THE GREAT DICTATOR"

July 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

This brave and biting comedy by Charlie Chaplin was his first sound film, and most successful picture. Released at a time when the U.S. was still in a tenuous truce with Germany, The Great Dictator not only satirized the Fuehrer, but accurately reveled Hitler's hunger for world domination, and his dangerous policies against the Jews. The Great Dictator is not only one of the greatest movies of all-time, but perhaps the most important comedy ever made.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films. .


HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA SCREENING!

"REDSKIN"

July 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRINT FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!

Accompanied by KARL EILERS at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

This very rare silent film was notable not only in its use of Two-color Technicolor, but in its explicitly sympathetic portrayal of Native Americans. The title was already lambasted here as a derogatory term for its protagonist, a Navajo named Wing Foot (Richard Dix), who is taken from his family and raised in a white boarding school (a tragic policy that was commonplace in the United States at the time). This beautiful, moving, and incredibly fascinating movie is not to be missed.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"THE AFRICAN QUEEN"

July 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

One of the most beloved films of all time, The African Queen boasts eye-popping Technicolor to augment this rousing adventure. When World War I breaks out, British missionary Rose (Katherine Hepburn) must rely on rough-and-tumble boat captain Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart, who won an Oscar for this role) to bring her to safety... and blow up a German gunboat!

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


THE POLITICAL CIRCUS: SIX CLASSIC COMEDIES

"STATE OF THE UNION"

July 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were never funnier in this scathing political comedy from Frank Capra. Exploring themes of a good, yet naive, man entering the political arena, and boasting the great comic timing that made Hepburn and Tracy such a winning pair, State of the Union is a welcome relief from the madness of the front page!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER AND MOON PALACE BOOKS PRESENTS

"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"

July 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

In celebration of the publication of Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, the Heights is presenting a very rare 35mm screening of To Kill A Mockingbird, based on her first novel, quite possibly the most beloved American book of the 20th Century.

In the history of motion pictures, there has probably never been a film that is as beloved as its source novel as To Kill A Mockingbird. Perfectly cast, with Gregory Peck in his Oscar winning role as Atticus Finch, and featuring Mary Badham as Scout, Philip Alford as Jem, and a young Robert Duvall as Boo Radley, Mockingbird captured the nation's attention with nearly as much force as the book.

This screening is co sponsored with MOON PALACE BOOKS, which will will have copies of both novels on sale in the Heights lobby.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE POLITICAL CIRCUS: SIX CLASSIC COMEDIES

"DR. STRANGELOVE"

July 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

A scathing satire on the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove is also Stanley Kubrick's love-letter to the manic comic stylings of Peter Sellers. But Sellers isn't alone (even though he plays three roles): George C. Scott, Slim Pickins, Keenan Wynn, and Sterling Hayden all play against type and are absolutely hilarious.

DCP courtesy Sony Pictures.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"BATHING BEAUTY"

July 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

This rare and wonderful comedy musical not only features brilliant Technicolor photography, but also iconic choreographed swimming routines by Busby Berkeley. With a crazy plot involving swimming, songwriting, false bigamy, and more (so much more!) along with the comic talents of Red Skelton and the aquatic appeal of Esther Williams (not to mention those lavish MGM sets), Bathing Beauty is a must-see this summer!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


MICHAEL CURTIZ: THE CINEMATIC AMERICAN

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA SCREENING!

"THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD"

July 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

This outrageous swashbuckler stars Errol Flynn as the eponymous hero, laughing and looting and saving the day from the evil Prince John. Shot in glorious Technicolor, and with a stellar cast, Curtiz's version of the famous British myth is the standard by which all are measured.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


MICHAEL CURTIZ: THE CINEMATIC AMERICAN

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA SCREENING!

"THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX"

Aug. 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRINT FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!

Once again, Curtiz takes an iconic British story and makes it shine for his American audiences. Erroll Flynn and Bette Davis spar politically, and romantically, in this thoroughly entertaining costume drama.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.


HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS

"THE BIG PARADE"

Aug. 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation.

Accompanied by HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

Long before the Vietnam war galvanized American filmmakers to create anti-war films, King Vidor's The Big Parade was an unflinching look at the true cost of war. An idle young man is caught up in war hysteria and enlists, discovering to his horror just what it means to kill or be killed. This monumental picture's extravagant war scenes don't overwhelm its delicate message, and it went on to become the most successful film of the silent era after Birth of a Nation. Don't miss this rare screening.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

THE ULTIMATE OZ EXPERIENCE! 35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER PRESENTATION!

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

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! Plus we will be screening a vintage Technicolor cartoon before the film!

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

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


MICHAEL CURTIZ: THE CINEMATIC AMERICAN

"YANKEE DOODLE DANDY"

Aug. 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Celebrating George M. Cohan, an Irish-American singer "Born on the Fourth of July!", and all things American, Yankee Doodle Dandy also revealed James Cagney's singing and dancing chops. The Academy was so impressed it gave him the only Oscar of his celebrated career.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


MICHAEL CURTIZ: THE CINEMATIC AMERICAN

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA SCREENING!

"THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM"

Aug. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRINT FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!

Creepy and disturbing, Curtiz's Wax Museum is a brilliant examination of artistic obsession. The two-color Technicolor adds a wonderfully bizarre element to the wax figures.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"SHANE"

Aug. 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

Beautiful Technicolor cinematography makes the West come alive in Shane, one of the greatest and most successful Westerns in Hollywood history. When Shane (Alan Ladd), a slick gunslinger with a strong conscience and a troubled past, arrives in a small Wyoming town, he's reluctantly accepted by the townsfolk. But when a ruthless cattle baron sends a vicious killer to town in order to drive out the homesteaders, Shane must strap on his six guns, and make his move.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


MICHAEL CURTIZ: THE CINEMATIC AMERICAN

"CASABLANCA"

Aug. 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Curtiz was the perfect director to helm this, the most iconic of World War II movies. Keeping the direction simple, he allowed his talented cast to shine, and the result is one of the most beloved, and oft-quoted films of all-time. Don't miss this in 35mm!

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.