Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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"RICKI AND THE FLASH"

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Digital Cinema Presentation.

Meryl Streep rocks out as a musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom only to return home years later, looking to make things right with her family.

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IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER PRESENTATION!

"THE GIRL MOST LIKELY"

Sept. 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Poor Dodie (Jane Powell): when three different fellows ask for her hand in marriage, what can she do but accept them all? A musical remake of the 1941 Ginger Rogers comedy Tom, Dick and Harry, The Girl Most Likely was a flop in its day, but thanks to great choreography by Gower Champion, fun tunes by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, great orchestrations by Nelson Riddle, and Jane Powell's sparkling performance, the movie's reputation and fans have grown over the years.

The Girl Most Likely also marked the end of many eras. This was Jane Powell's last musical, director Mitchell Leisen's final film, and it was the swan song for RKO studios before it was sold to Desilu productions.

Best of all, The Heights is pleased to present an eye-popping original 35mm Dye-Transfer print from 1958! It all adds up to a rare movie night that you will not want to miss!


SON OF UNIVERSAL HORROR!

"THE MUMMY"

Sept. 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

This surprisingly grotesque pre-code horror film made Boris Karloff a fixture in the horror universe. As the mummy Imhotep, Karloff was never creepier as he prowls the alleys of Cairo seeking the woman he can murder and reanimate as his bride, Ankh-es-en-amon.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"THE GANG'S ALL HERE"

Sept. 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation.

One of the zaniest, happiest, and most breathtakingly gorgeous musicals ever made, The Gang's All Here features Busby Berkeley's best choreography, Carmen Miranda at her best, dancing women carrying giant bananas, and more, so much more. The Gang's All Here is arguably one of the most riotously fun movies in our whole Technicolor program, a movie musical that wears its silliness on its sleeve. Don't miss the fun!

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


THE WEST ACCORDING TO JOHN WAYNE

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA SCREENING!

"SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON"

Oct. 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

Directed by JOHN FORD. A tremendous hit in its day, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon sees Wayne's Capt. Nathan Brittles engaged in one last mission: to suppress the Cheyenne and Arapaho uprising in the wake of Custer's Last Stand.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


SON OF UNIVERSAL HORROR!

RESTORED 35MM PRINT!

"THE INVISIBLE MAN" | "DR CYCLOPS" Double Feature

Oct. 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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"THE INVISIBLE MAN"

35MM PRESENTATION.

From the director of Frankenstein comes yet another twisted tale of science run amok. When innovative chemist Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) conducts experiments on a mystery drug, the surprising side-effect is total invisibility. Against common sense, the good doctor tests it on himself, resulting in a maniacal plot to rule the world... and kill anyone who stands in his way. As with many of Whale's films, Invisible Man is surprisingly moving.

"DR CYCLOPS"

35MM PRESENTATION

When four fellow scientists are summoned thousands of miles to the remote Peruvian jungle laboratory of Dr. Alexander Thorkel (Albert Dekker), little do they know that they're soon to become human guinea pigs! Cyclops was the first science fiction film in Technicolor, and director Schoedesack, who co-directed King Kong, was meticulous in creating the first great color special effects, which continue to amaze in this age of CGI.

35mm prints courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE WEST ACCORDING TO JOHN WAYNE

"STAGECOACH"

Oct. 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Directed by JOHN FORD. Not only did Stagecoach put Wayne on Hollywood's Map of the Stars, but it also elevated the genre itself from the B movie basement. This story of a group of travelers facing danger set the standard for every Western that followed.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive.


SON OF UNIVERSAL HORROR!

"THE BLACK CAT" | "MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" Double Feature

Oct. 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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"THE BLACK CAT"

35MM PRESENTATION

Universal's box office smash was the first pairing of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi (they would go on to make five more for the studio). Involving Satanic cults, corpses, war-torn former soldiers, mummified women, and the eponymous black cat, director Edgar G. Ulmer's creepy masterpiece is not to be missed!

"MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

35MM PRESENTATION

Loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, Murders in the Rue Morgue features a twisted mad scientist, Bela Lugosi, who seeks the perfect virgins in whom he can inject insane ape blood... so that he can create a mate for his talking ape Erik! This wonderfully bizarre and gruesome story was a flop in its day but is now widely considered one of Universal's best.

35mm prints courtesy Universal Pictures.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"GOOD NEWS"

Oct. 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION,

Singin' in the Rain maybe everyone's favorite MGM musical, but give us Good News any day of the week, and I know there are many who would agree with us! This winning musical features June Allyson, Peter Lawford, and Mel Torme singing about college, about football, and most of all about love! Wonderful songs and stunning Technicolor make Good News a movie everyone will enjoy!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros..


THE WEST ACCORDING TO JOHN WAYNE

"RED RIVER"

Oct. 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Method acting collides with old-school Hollywood in Hawks' thrilling western. Clift's Matt Garth is the brilliant foil to Wayne's blustering, bullying Thomas Dunson as they drive cattle along the eponymous river trail. Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


SON OF UNIVERSAL HORROR!

'THE WOLFMAN" | "DRACULA'S DAUGHTER" Double Feature

Oct. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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'THE WOLFMAN"

35MM PRESENTATION

The classic, whose influence can be seen in every film bearing 'wolf' in its title. When Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) returns to his ancestral home in Wales, tragedy strikes when a werewolf attacks, turning our hero into a monster. The Wolf Man's laborious special effects are stunning, as is Chaney's moving performance.

"DRACULA'S DAUGHTER"

35MM PRESENTATION

"She gives you that WEIRD FEELING!" Indeed. This strange sequel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the first vampire film, even as it bears almost no similarity. Hoping to free herself from her father's curse, Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) destroys Dracula's body, then turns to psychiatry when that fails. But when she falls for her shrink, she kidnaps his fiancee in the hopes of luring him to Transylvania, where she can turn him into her eternal companion. Creepy and frightful, Dracula's Daughter is a little-seen gem.

35mm prints courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE WEST ACCORDING TO JOHN WAYNE

"THE SEARCHERS"

Oct. 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Arguably the greatest Western ever made and a film whose influence reaches across various genres, The Searchers is a stirring, violent masterpiece. When his niece is kidnapped by Comanches, Ethan Edwards (Wayne) goes on an obsessive quest to find her. Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY HALLOWEEN EVENT!

"THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"

Oct. 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Presentation

Accompanied by HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer and KARL EILERS at the 1929 RCA Theremin!!

If you think you know The Phantom of the Opera and haven't seen the original silent film production--THINK AGAIN! Lon Chaney was never better as the eponymous deformed phantom, terrorizing opera houses in a Faustian pact to make his beloved a star. Once you've seen this Phantom, all others will seem as mere shadow. And you will not want to miss this very special screening accompanied by The Heights Mighty Wurlitzer AND a genuine 1929 RCA Theremin from The Museum of Broadcasting!!


SON OF UNIVERSAL HORROR!

"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN" | "NIGHT KEY" Double Feature

Oct. 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN"

35MM PRESENTATION

Return engagement after last year's almost sold out screening! Boris Karloff met his match with Elsa Lanchester, who plays the Bride and sports perhaps the greatest hairdo in Hollywood's long history of great hairdos. James Whale attempted to camp up his entry, but the result is a film that many consider superior to the first, and perhaps the greatest entry in the Universal horror genre.

"NIGHT KEY"

35MM PRESENTATION

When his state-of-the-art burglar alarm is stolen from him by a rival, inventor David Mallory (Boris Karloff) seeks revenge. But his plans are thwarted when vicious thieves use his knowledge to go on a crime spree. This seldom seen classic is both a fascinating noir and a spooky horror movie!

35mm prints courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE WEST ACCORDING TO JOHN WAYNE

"THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE"

Oct. 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The last great Western Wayne made with John Ford, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is an elegiac look at the role legend played in the rise of the west. Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN"

Nov. 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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Digital Cinema Presentation

Considered by many to be one of the greatest screen musicals of all time, Singin in the Rain is also a hilarious look at the chaos and turmoil that the switch from silents to talkies cast upon Hollywood in the late 1920's. Plus all that glorious TECHNICOLOR!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR: 100 YEARS OF LUXURIANT CINEMA!

"THE RED SHOES"

Nov. 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema's quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS THANKSGIVING DAY EVENT!

"SHALL WE DANCE"

Nov. 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Astaire and Rogers, a top notch score by George and Ira Gershwin, a fantastic supporting cast, and the gleaming RKO Big white art deco sets all add up to SHALL WE DANCE!

This special Screening will also include:HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer! Vintage Cartoon and Holiday Greetings!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS its 16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SCREENING OF

"WHITE CHRISTMAS"

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All Seats $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

WHITE CHRISTMAS, one of our most popular events, returns to the Heights with 5 big ENTERTAINMENT PACKED screenings!

In addition to the perennial Technicolor favorite on our screen, the special screening will also include:

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!!

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

This show has SOLD OUT the past 10 years in a row, so be sure to order your tickets today!

WHITE CHRISTMAS FAQS

Q: I bought my tickets on line but never received a confirmation or my tickets?

A: E mail confirmations and Tickets are not sent out when you purchase tickets on line or over the phone, if you were unable to print the barcode confirmation for the ticket purchase, be sure to bring the credit card you used to purchase the tickets on line, all we have to do is swipe the card and that will redeem your tickets. If you are concerned that your transaction went through just check your bank statement or you may come in up to three weeks before the performance and redeem you tickets in advance at our box-office.

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 a half hour 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 1:00pm and 6:00pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:30pm and 6:30pm, 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.