Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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STARTS FRIDAY JULY 14

"THE BIG SICK"

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Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

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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.


HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

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.


MARLON BRANDO: METHOD MAN

"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"

Aug. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

A smash on Broadway, then a smash in Hollywood, A Streetcar Named Desire features some of the most iconic acting in the history of both. Producer Charles K. Feldman gathered director Elia Kazan and actors Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden from the original stage production, and brought Vivien Leigh from the London production, and the result is a two hour class on the incredible possibilities of Method acting. Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars for their performances.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


MARLON BRANDO: METHOD MAN

"ON THE WATERFRONT"

Aug. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

"I coulda been a contender!" So bemoans Brando's Terry Malloy, a down-on-his-heels former boxer who took a fall, and is now washed-up dockworker. But when Terry inadvertently becomes an accomplice to the murder of a witness to union corruption, and falls for the victim's sister, he's pushed into a conflict with a mob boss (Lee J. Cobb) and the boss' right hand man--who happens to be Terry's brother (Rod Steiger.) A veritable panorama of Method acting, On the Waterfront won Brando his first Oscar, Eve Marie-Saint Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and three others.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


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.


MARLON BRANDO: METHOD MAN

"APOCALYPSE NOW"

Aug. 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

"The horror, the horror!" This cinematic updating of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness captured the madness of the Vietnam War better than perhaps any film. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) must go downriver to "terminate with extreme prejudice" out-of-control Colonel Kurtz (an out-of-control Brando), who has created a violent kingdom deep in the Vietnam jungle. Arriving overweight and underprepared, Brando nevertheless imbues Kurtz with an intensity that carries through the whole terrifying picture.

DCP courtesy American Zeotrope.


MARLON BRANDO: METHOD MAN

"THE GODFATHER"

Aug. 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Arguably the most quoted film of all time, and certainly one of the best pictures ever made, The Godfather marked Brando's comeback after a series of box office disasters (and a reputation for being difficult.) Brando's performance won him his second Oscar, and helped make the film the highest grossing film of 1972. A classic by any standard.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


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.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE"

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

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DIGITAL PRESENTATION

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.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS"

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All Seats $12.00

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Tickets are now on sale for The Heights 2017 Holiday Show!

You will not want to miss the perennial TECHNICOLOR favorite, WHITE CHRISTMAS, on the big screen!

Plus.....ON OUR STAGE! The big show starts with a special 20 minute concert by the wonderful MAUD HIXSON, singing a stocking full of your favorite holiday classics! Accompanied by Rick Carlson on the piano as well as A BOUNCING BALL SING ALONG!!

Also... The fantastic HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

WHITE CHRISTMAS FAQS

Q: I have an MPR or Chinook Book 2 for 1 coupon, can I use these for White Christmas?

A: No, since this is a special event we do not accept any 2 for 1 coupons or other discounts.

Q: When does the singer start and when does the movie start and when do I need to be there?

A: The show, which starts with Maud Hixson performing at either 2:00pm or 7:00pm with the movie following immediately after her performance. So you need to be here at the ABSOLUTE LATEST by 2:00pm or 7:00pm because that is when the show officially starts and we do not seat after that.

Q: When does the organist start?

A: The organist will start playing 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Q: When do your doors open?

A: Our doors open an hour and 15 minutes before the start of the shows and we encourage you to arrive early so you can get seated and have plenty of time to get refreshments and relax before the show. We have a pianist playing the lobby piano at 1:15pm and 6:15pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:45pm and 6:45pm, so there is plenty to keep your and your guests entertained before the show starts.

Q: Is the seating reserved seating?

A: All the seating for these performances is not assigned and is general seating, so the earlier you arrive the better selection of seats you will have, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP. Your advance ticket purchase guarantees you a seat at the performance, but with a sold out show there may be a chance, especially if you arrive late, that you may not be able to sit with your guests, so arrive early as refunds are not given if you cannot sit together.

Q: Something has come up and now we are unable to attend, can we get a refund.

A: Refunds are not given on advance ticket sales.