Heights Theater

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Established 1926

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"HAIL, CAESAR!"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age, which follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

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DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: FILM NOIR IN 1950

"NIGHT AND THE CITY"

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Small-time American grifter Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is always looking for an edge, and thinks he's found it in an aging wrestler. Trying to elbow in on London's tightly controlled wrestling scene, he finds himself in over his head-with disastrous results.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT!

"SUNRISE"

Feb. 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Digital Cinema Presentation.

Whether or not it is your first date or your 50th Anniversary you will want to celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest love stories of the silent cinema, F.W Murnau's masterpiece SUNRISE - A SONG OF TWO HUMANS.

Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. Of course nothing goes as planned in this film classic of true love and forgiveness.

This special event will also feature a live accompaniment played on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: FILM NOIR IN 1950

"GUN CRAZY"

Feb. 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A precursor to Bonnie and Clyde, this is a brilliant example of noir. Peggy Cummins is bewitching as the femme fatale, but John Dall holds his own as the gun-loving World War II veteran reluctantly drawn into a crime spree. The result is at once electrifying and heartbreaking.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: FILM NOIR IN 1950

"WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS"

Feb. 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When police detective Dixon (Dana Andrews) blows his top and beats a suspect to death, he dumps the body in the river, only to find himself assigned to hunt down the killer. No one is spared in this ruthless noir.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: FILM NOIR IN 1950

"SUNSET BOULEVARD"

March 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Wilder's poison-pen letter to Hollywood is as acrid a noir as was ever committed to celluloid. When down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) falls in with aging silent film queen Norma Desmond (Swanson, in an iconic performance), he finds himself plunged into a world of despair and betrayal.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


POLYESTER LAUGHS: GREAT COMEDIES OF THE 1970'S

"WHAT'S UP DOC?"

March 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

THIS SCREENING WILL BE INTRODUCED BY MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO NEWS' MOVIE MAVEN STEPHANIE CURTIS!

When Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal), a mild mannered musicologist from Iowa, meets Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand), a chaos-inducing Brooklynite who falls hard for the professor, sparks, and laughs, fly. Based on Bringing Up Baby and working in homages to pretty much every slapstick film ever made, What's Up, Doc? is not only hilarious, but paved the way for the send-ups of Mel Brooks and the Zucker and Farrelly brothers.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Rediscover Movies

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


POLYESTER LAUGHS: GREAT COMEDIES OF THE 1970'S

"AMERICAN GRAFFITI"

March 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Before Star Wars, George Lucas tapped into a beleaguered America's urge for a more innocent time with American Graffiti. This warm and hilarious coming of age comedy invokes the music and the memories of falling in love and cruising Main Street in 1962.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Rediscover Movies

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


POLYESTER LAUGHS: GREAT COMEDIES OF THE 1970'S

"AIRPORT 1975"

March 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Oh, this is the one all right. Perhaps the greatest comedy of this turbulent decade is the disaster movie to end all disaster movies: AIRPORT 1975! After a collision with a small plane, the pilot of a giant Boing 747 is sucked out of the cockpit, leaving a hysterical stewardess to land the plane (Karen Black, shrieking like never before), getting instructions from her scowling boyfriend, Charlton Heston. With a cavalcade of hammy stars, including Myrna Loy, Sid Caesar, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efram Zimbalist, Jr., Linda Blair, and "award winning singer Helen Reddy as Sister Ruth", Airport 1975 has more laughs packed into it than a dozen deliberate comedies. You'll wish you were on that plane!

Presented by The Heights Theater and Rediscover Movies.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


POLYESTER LAUGHS: GREAT COMEDIES OF THE 1970'S

"YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN"

March 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

1974 proved to be Mel Brooks' finest year, when his two masterpieces, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, were the top and fourth-highest grossing films of the year. But Young Frankenstein is a rarity: filmed in gorgeous black-and-white, and featuring a cast that could nimbly jump between comedy and pathos, Brooks' great send-up of Universal horror films is also a touching motion picture. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle are perfect as master and monster, and Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, and Teri Garr helping round out a brilliant cast.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Rediscover Movies.

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


POLYESTER LAUGHS: GREAT COMEDIES OF THE 1970'S

"PAPER MOON"

April 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Dare we say that this is a "beautiful" comedy? Indeed, as Bogdanovich's Paper Moon evokes, in its gorgeous black and white cinematography, the Great Depression, an era whose struggles mirrored America's in the '70s. The real-life father and daughter team of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal (who would win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role) play a pair of cons duping widows by selling overpriced Bibles. Thrown together by circumstance, the two end up being a perfect fit, traveling across the Midwest in a broken down Model T, and winning America's hearts.

Presented by The Heights Theater and Rediscover Movies.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


"VERTIGO" IN 70MM

April 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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70MM PRESENTATION

You have not seen VERTIGO until you have seen it in 70mm! One of our most popular events from 2015 makes a return engagement for the 2016 Minneapolis Hitchcock Film Festival.

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.


HEIGHT'S 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.

For advance tickets please go to www.heightstheater.com.