Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS THEATER VISITOR GUIDELINES

Due to The State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling all programming for November and most of December 2020. Our Thanksgiving Day Pillow Talk show and most of Coal or Candy: A 2020 Christmas screenings will now take place in January and February 2021, and all tickets will be redeemable at that time. You do not need to contact us to make the change as your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new dates, just show up then with your ticket or email receipt. Thank you for your consideration and support!

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COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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Since these screenings take place after the State of MN mandated 4 week shut down expires, we are leaving them in place...for now, but please be aware that these screenings may also have to change to new dates if the state extends the shutdown past 4 weeks. WE will do our best to keep you informed as to any schedule changes

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A flop in its day, and one that destroyed Capra's production company, It's a Wonderful Life began to interest audiences again in the 1980s, and has since become a standard for holiday family viewing. George Bailey considers himself a failure: his Savings and Loan has lost a tremendous amount of money, and he has never achieved any "measurable" success, and so killing himself seems to be the only remaining option. From this grim premise comes one of the most evocative pictures about small town life, friendship and humility ever to grace the screen. Jimmy Stewart put in an outstanding performance that ranges from happy-go-lucky to serious to outright fury, a tour-de-force that would portend his work with Alfred Hitchock. If you haven't seen this on the big screen, be prepared: It's A Wonderful Life will leave you a grateful, tearful mess.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


HEIGHTS NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT!

HOLIDAY INN

Jan. 1, 2021, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Since this screening takes place after the State of MN mandated 4 week shut down expires, we are leaving it in place...for now, but please be aware that this screening may also have to change to a new date if the state extends the shutdown past 4 weeks. WE will do our best to keep you informed as to any schedule changes

35MM PRESENTATION.

HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and sells out every year! IRVING BERLIN wrote the evergreen score, which includes Easter Parade, Lets Start the New Year Right, Lazy and of course, White Christmas.

We will be screening the original "unedited" 1942 theatrical release version of HOLIDAY INN.

This special screening will also feature EDWARD COPELAND at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures


PILLOW TALK

Jan. 30, 2021, 4 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of PILLOW TALK from Thursday November 26 to Saturday January 30th, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

DIGITAL CINEMA 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 telephone party line keeps getting tangled with a proud interior decorator (Day). Pillow Talk was an enormous hit, was nominated for four Oscars (including one for Day and the great Thelma Ritter) and won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

"BABES IN TOYLAND" - March of the Wooden Soldiers

Feb. 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of BABES IN TOYLAND from Monday November 30th to Monday February 1st, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Based on a slew of fairy tales and very loosely on an operetta of the same name, Babes in Toyland features Laurel & Hardy taking on a dastardly rogue who wants to evict the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe and marry Little Bo Peep against her will. Like the Wizard of Oz, Babes in Toyland's villains are disturbing and creepy, offering genuine scares in this ultimately hilarious and heartwarming Christmas tale.

For years known as March of the Wooden Soldiers, we will be screening the original complete 1934 Black & White version.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

MEET JOHN DOE

Feb. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of MEET JOHN DOE from Thursday December 3rd to Monday February 8th, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

35MM PRESENTATION

Who says that Christmas movies have to be completely upbeat, snowy, and full of smiles? Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a crack reporter laid off suddenly and ordered to write one last column. So she makes up a story about a fictional "John Doe" who threatens to kill himself on Christmas Eve if America doesn't improve. When the story becomes a massive hit, Ann is kept on, but now people want to see the real guy! Enter Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) a struggling, almost homeless ballplayer who will act as "John Doe"... for a price. As with the best Capra, this one is heartbreaking, harrowing, sexy, and a heck of a lot of fun. The perfect bittersweet confection for your holiday enjoyment!

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

LADY ON A TRAIN

Feb. 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of LADY ON A TRAIN from Monday December 7th to Tuesday February 9th, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

35MM PRESENTATION

The Heights is proud to bring back one of our favorite, and perhaps most unheralded actresses, Deanna Durbin. In this, a holiday mystery, Durbin plays Nicki Collins, who witnesses a murder from the window of her moving train. When the police fail to believe her, where else is she to turn but her favorite mystery novelist? A stella combination of holiday film, noir, and romance, Lady on a Train is a bittersweet Christmas treat.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Feb. 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER from Thursday December 10th to Monday February 15th, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

35MM PRESENTATION

The darkest of the films in this series, The Night of the Hunter was a flop in its day, but has since been recognized as a classic. Robert Mitchum is the Reverend Harry Powell, a serial killer hell bent on finding the $10,000 his former cellmate hid at his family's home. The preacher ingratiates himself with the family, terrorizing the children while charming their little community. This thrilling film is an emotional rollercoaster that culminates in a Christmas celebration that is at once devastating and a searing examination of faith. Not to be missed.

35mmPrint courtesy Park Circus


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Feb. 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling this screening of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS from Monday December 14th to Tuesday February 16th, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to this screening, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Johnny Depp is the eponymous hero, who is invited to live with the blandly suburban Boggs family, where the daughter, Kim (Wynona Ryder) falls in love with him. Despite his kindness and many skills, will the uptight neighbors accept Edward? Invoking Pinocchio, Frankenstein, Rebel without a Cause and a host of other cinematic sources, Burton's film is pure holiday magic.

DCP courtesy Swank


COAL OR CANDY: A 2020 CHRISTMAS

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the State of MN four-week closure order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Heights Theater is rescheduling these screenings of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS from Wednesday December 16th to Monday February 22nd, and Thursday December 17th to Tuesday February 23rd, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets to these screenings, your tickets will automatically transfer over to the new screening date

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Minnelli's lush masterpiece is not only a feast for the eyes, but also one of the most emotionally charged films ever made. The large, boisterous and loving Smith family enjoy their rich life in St. Louis, but when father needs to move the family to New York, the news hits them hard. This episodic film is mesmerizing in its examination of community and family, and the ways in which we endure day-by-day. Judy Garland was never more poignant and charming, and her rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" will bring you to tears.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

June 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $14.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

NEW gorgeous digitally restored Two-Color Technicolor 35mm print!

This pre-code two-color Technicolor horror picture should not be confused as mere historical movie novelty. The Mystery of the Wax Museum is creepy, disturbing and guaranteed to scare even the most jaded moviegoers! When a sculptor is burned in an arson fire, he returns a dozen years later, determined to create wax figures that are as close to real life as humanly--or inhumanely--possible. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening that will leave you screaming!

35mm print courtesy The UCLA Film and Television Archive.