Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 16

"MY COUSIN RACHEL"

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Based on the Classic Daphne Du Maurier Novel. My Cousin Rachel is the thrilling story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who seeks revenge against his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), but soon finds himself falling under the spell of her mysterious charm.

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HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SO THIS IS PARIS"

June 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

The Lubitsch touch is clearly evident in this sophisticated comedy about two women dreaming of someone more exciting than their own lackluster spouse. When each woman happens across the other's husband, and begins her dream affair, things get complicated and hilarious in this roaring 20's sex farce. This special screening will also feature a live accompaniment on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.


CRAAAZY MAMAS!

"PSYCHO"

June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Is there any more iconic CRAAAZY MAMA than the ghost tormenting poor Norman Bates? Though never appearing in the film, "Mother" is eternally present in the eyes and simpering mannerisms of poor Norman, and she wreaks havoc on unsuspecting women from the grave! The perfect film to close our series, DON'T MISS THIS RARE 35MM SCREENING!

35mm print courtesy Universal.


STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 30

"THE BEGUILED"

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An injured Union soldier arrives at an all-female Southern boarding school during the Civil War. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship.


HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

"KISS ME DEADLY"

July 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Minneapolis' own RALPH MEEKER is the tough-as-a-hockey-stick private detective Mickey Spillane, on the hunt for a glowing briefcase that just might destroy the planet. Director Robert Aldrich distilled Spillane's misogyny and racism to craft a critique of both, upending the detective story and our expectations with them.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

BONNIE AND CLYDE

July 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

"They're young... they're in love... and they kill people." Disdained by stuffy film critics, at first a financial failure until it was embraced by countercultural writers like Pauline Kael, Bonnie and Clyde became a box office smash which launched the New Hollywood. Setting aside its startling violence (even by today's standards), the film is a brilliant look at how the Depression turned good people into common criminals, and common criminals into heroes. Director Arthur Penn borrowed a variety of silent and gangster-era film styles to capture the era, and Beatty and Dunaway have never been better, aided by a superb supporting cast that includes a very young Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons, who won Best Supporting Actress.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

"FARGO"

July 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Joel and Ethan Coen, proud sons of St. Louis Park, tapped into every ounce of Minnesota Nice flowing through their veins, plumbed every "you betcha" stored in their brains, and unleashed all of the anxiety and frustration that builds up over our long, long winters and created what is no doubt the most iconic film about our state, and undeniably the best. This story of a kidnapping gone very, very wrong, culminating in a woodchipper by a frozen lake, is both adored and despised by locals--which side are you on? With Moorehead's own Kristin Rudr=C3=BCd as poor Jean Lundegaard.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Park Circus.


HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

"A STAR IS BORN"

July 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

From Grand Rapids, MN, young Frances Ethel Gumm burst onto the Hollywood scene as Judy Garland, unquestionably Minnesota's greatest Hollywood star. A Star is Born, though a remake of a 1937 film, feels as though it were written for Garland. An incredible drama that fuses Garland's intense melodrama with her beautiful voice, she lights up the screen, illuminating all who surround her.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"A HARD DAYS NIGHT"

July 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Originally planned by United Artists to be a quickie B movie to cash in on The Beatles popularity. A Hard Days Night emerged as a boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashing the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members. Maybe one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made?

DCP courtesy Janus Films.


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SUPER RARE SILENT VERSION!

"ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT"

July 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Born and raised in Minneapolis until he was in his teens, Lew Ayres became a musician and his dashing good looks brought him Hollywood's attention. But his work in All Quiet on the Western Front not only secured his place in cinema's firmament, it also changed him as a person: this anti-war tale of doomed soldiers in World War I so affected Ayres that he became a conscientious objector to the Second World War, and nearly ended his career. Ayres is riveting as the young soldier.

Although there is a sound version of All Quiet on the Western Front, many believe this silent version is more affecting, and has left audiences spellbound. Don't miss this super rare 35mm screening presented with the original music and sound effects score!

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.


HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

"PURPLE RAIN"

Aug. 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Born and raised in Minneapolis, there is no artist more closely associated with that city than Prince. You may even ask yourself what artist of any kind has such a powerful connection to their home town--or to a single color--than Prince. And his debut film, Purple Rain, not only celebrated the music that drove millions of fans crazy, not only celebrated the man who created such classic songs, but it celebrated Minneapolis in all its beauty, from its lakes to run down neighborhoods. Filmed partially at First Avenue, and also featuring Morris Day, himself a Minneapolite through and through, Purple Rain is pure Minnesota.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!

Like Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year, which is no surprise because you may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not.

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

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"CASABLANCA"

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $8.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

75 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 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.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE"

Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Tim Burton's first (and some say best) movie, this crazy road movie tells the tale of eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman who's beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight, which propels him across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Be sure and tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SUNSET BOULEVARD"

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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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.

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SOME LIKE IT HOT"

Oct. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

When desperate musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, they've got to get out of town, and fast. But without any money, what can they do except, well, dress like women and join an all-girls band bound for sunny Florida? The cross-dressing duo find themselves in the same resort as the gangster who order the murders, but that's not the least of their troubles: Joe/Josephine is in love with Marilyn Monroe's "Sugar" and Jerry/Daphne's got a suitor in Osgood Fielding III, a man who won't take no for an answer. This groundbreaking comedy feels ahead of its time even in the 21st Century.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


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"THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE"

Nov. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Horrified at the rise of the Nazis, director Fritz Lang created what may be the only anti-Fascist noir in history, a devastating supernatural crime film that suggests that evil is a spiritual force that can take over entire societies. Using actual guns and explosives on the set, both to create realistic sound effects and to induce his cast to a state of near panic, and taking actual quotes from the Nazis to put in the mouths of his antagonists, Lang created a film of almost perverse anxiety, a fever pitch of sound and visual design that will leave viewers both entertained, amazed, and alarmed at its parallels to modern day society.

Digital courtesy Janus Films.