Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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"THE POST"

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Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

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INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"MURDER, MY SWEET"

Feb. 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Arguably the best cinematic adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel (and certainly the most faithful), Edward Dmytryk's Murder, My Sweet (based on Farewell, My Lovely) stars Dick Powell as perhaps the most cynical, world-weary gumshoe ever committed to film. "Since the '40s, countless mystery and neo-noir films have been made in Hollywood and around the world. Murder, My Sweet is what they all aspire to be." --film critic Alison Dalzell

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR"

Feb. 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Called "the first true film noir" for its bleak, dreamlike setting, and its use of German expressionism to convey its insane, paranoid story, The Stranger on the Third Floor is a nearly forgotten classic. When an ambitious reporter fingers an innocent cabdriver in a brutal throat-slashing murder, his conscience--and the real killer--begin to assault his sanity.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


HEIGHTS VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT!

"IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT"

Feb. 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Could there possibly be a more romantic comedy than Frank Capra's classic IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, and could there possibly be a more romantic way for a movie lover to celebrate Valentine's Day? We think Not! In this groundbreaking screwball comedy, a spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert) running away from her family is helped by a man (Clark Gable) who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"CAT PEOPLE"

Feb. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When faced with using idiotic cat costumes in his movie about a woman who turns into a killer feline, producer Val Lewton famously hid the beast in the shadows, capitalizing on our fear of the dark and unknown, and creating a look and feel for these horror/noir hybrids that would influence movies forever.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THEY LIVE BY NIGHT"

Feb. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Argued (by critic David Thomson) to be the greatest directorial debut after Citizen Kane, this crime thriller launched Nicholas Ray's career, despite studio indifference. The story of a desperate crime spree and the teenage lovers at its center--escaped convict Bowie (Farley Granger) and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell)--was so intensely emotional that it was shelved for two years by RKO (and its new owner Howard Hughes.) Finally, in 1949, They Live By Night was released to decent reviews and terrible box office, but has since been heralded as a classic.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THE WINDOW"

March 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

This strange and at times beautiful noir examines the fears of children - here a boy (Driscoll) whose fanciful lies keep him from being believed after he's witnessed a murder. Director Tetzlaff learned plenty as a cinematographer for Alfred Hitchcock, crafting a stunning child's-eye view of poverty, deception and crime.

This very rare 35mm presentation is a European film print that is in English with French subtitles

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"THE NARROW MARGIN"

March 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When detectives Brown and Forbes are assigned to escort gun moll Mrs. Frankie Neall from Chicago to Los Angeles to testify in a murder trial, they get a lot more than they bargained for on a train whose passengers include hitmen intent on eliminating their target... and anyone who gets in their way. Claustrophobic and shocking in its sudden violence, The Narrow Margin is a noir masterpiece.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


INTO THE SHADOWS: RKO NOIR

"SUDDEN FEAR"

March 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Joan Crawford plays a driven playwright Myra Hudson, who rejects actor Lester Blaine (Jack Palance) for her newest production. The odious Lester seduces Myra and lands the role of her husband instead... to the chagrin of Lester's real love Irene (the icy Gloria Grahame, perfect as usual.)

DCP courtesy The Cohen Film Group.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


THE MINNEAPOLIS HITCHCOCK FESTIVAL

"THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH"

March 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

The master of suspense gets his annual retrospective once again. This time, nine films spanning two decades are presented on 35mm, 70mm, and DCP at the Heights and Riverview theaters. Terror! Spies! Tumultuous marriages! Airplanes!

If you haven't seen the original Man Who Knew Too Much, you owe it to yourself to catch this rare screening. Lorre is on hand to make this one the darker and nastier of Hitchcock's two versions.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress

Presented by The Trylon Cinema and The Heights Theater.


"HAROLD AND MAUDE"

April 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Hal Ashby's poignant black comedy about anti social Harold and his geriatric girlfriend Maude has to be one of the classic misfit love stories of all time. Harold and Maude was a true cult film phenomena in it's day running a record 2 years at the (now closed) Westgate Theater in Minneapolis, and it is not to be missed on the big screen.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


THE MINNEAPOLIS HITCHCOCK FESTIVAL

"MR & MRS SMITH"

April 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

The master of suspense gets his annual retrospective once again. This time, nine films spanning two decades are presented on 35mm, 70mm, and DCP at the Heights and Riverview theaters. Terror! Spies! Tumultuous marriages! Airplanes!

A Hitchcock screwball comedy? Believe it. Lombard and Montgomery play one of the most cantankerous couples in Hollywood history. They think they've been wed for three years, only to discover that the marriage isn't legal.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Trylon Cinema and The Heights Theater.


THE MINNEAPOLIS HITCHCOCK FESTIVAL

"VERTIGO" IN 70MM

April 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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70MM PRESENTATION

The master of suspense gets his annual retrospective once again. This time, nine films spanning two decades are presented on 35mm, 70mm, and DCP at the Heights and Riverview theaters. Terror! Spies! Tumultuous marriages! Airplanes!

You have not seen VERTIGO until you have seen it in 70mm!

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.