Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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"WIND RIVER"

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Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. Soon FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) arrives to investigate, teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen's death.

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HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE"

Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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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.


THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

"DR. STRANGELOVE"

Sept. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

A scathing satire on the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove is also Stanley Kubrick's love-letter to the manic comic stylings of Peter Sellers. But Sellers isn't alone (even though he plays three roles): George C. Scott, Slim Pickins, Keenan Wynn, and Sterling Hayden all play against type and are absolutely hilarious.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


CHRISTOPHER MIHM WORLD PREMIER!

"DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN"

Oct. 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

An attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds fails, and instead creates an exponentially expanding "bubble" of fractured space-time! A team of specialists must enter the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities in the hopes of finding and shutting down the machine which created it! However, someone or SOMETHING seems determined to stop them before the "bubble" engulfs the entire universe. For advance Tickets Click here.


THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

"THE SHINING"

Oct. 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Jack Torrence, a recovering alcoholic, retreats to the Overlook Hotel with his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, in tow, in the hopes of breaking his writer's block. But the hotel is host to a variety of dark secrets, none more disturbing than those in Room 237. The Shining is one of Kubrick's more startling masterpieces, and Jack Nicholson's performance is the stuff of legend.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


STARTS FRIDAY OCTOBER 6

"VICTORIA & ABDUL"

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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SUNSET BOULEVARD"

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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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.


THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

"BARRY LYNDON"

Oct. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

This lush costume drama is based on Thackeray's picaresque novel about the eponymous Barry Lyndon, a fortune-hunting Irish rogue. With Kubrick's obsessive eye, this film becomes a time machine, ferrying audiences back to the 18th Century with its meticulous sets and costume design, not to mention sets lit only by candlelight. The result is a spellbinding, and surprisingly emotional film from the master.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

"FULL METAL JACKET"

Oct. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Kubrick turns his critical eye on Vietnam and the way in which young men become soldiers. Divided into two parts, the first focused on the brutal mind washing of Marine recruits at Parris Island, has been widely regarded as one of the most influential and disturbing military stories ever committed to film. And the second half, showing the results of such training, is equally devastating. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"SOME LIKE IT HOT"

Oct. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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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.


THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" IN 70MM

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70MM PRESENTATION.

Without question the most requested 70mm film is returning to the Heights. Kubrick's masterpiece, and widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves not only to be seen on the big screen, but in epic 70mm.

70mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT HALLOWEEN EVENT!

"THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"

Oct. 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
All seats $12.00

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Digital Cinema Presentation

Accompanied by DREAMLAND FACES and the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

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.


STAR TRIBUNE TASTE NIGHT AT THE HEIGHTS EVENT!

"STATE FAIR"

Nov. 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Join us once again for an amazingly fun filled evening that always has something cooking as we celebrate the Star Tribune's Taste Section! What Minnesotan doesn't love the State Fair! Especially this glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein Technicolor feast about the Frake family and their exciting trip to the annual State Fair!

This special Screening will also include: ED COPELAND at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer! DOOR PRIZES AND COOK BOOK GIVE AWAYS! Don't miss the fun!

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE"

Nov. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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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.