Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

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"WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?"

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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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RKO COMEDY CLASSICS

"BACHELOR MOTHER"

July 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Ginger Rogers is a salesgirl who, seeing an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, picks it up as it's about to fall from the steps. The playboy son of the store's owner sees her, thinks it's her child, and then chaos ensues as he tries to make her keep the child, and at the same time hide it from everyone. Notable for making hay over what was, at the time, a very serious subject (especially in the movies), Bachelor Mother is a sassy, sexy romp that is at turns touching, even as it flaunts convention.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


RKO COMEDY CLASSICS

"MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE"

July 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Examining the drive to the suburbs that exploded after the war, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House sees hapless ad exec James Blandings (Cary Grant), exasperated wife Muriel (Myrna Loy), and their baffled lawyer friend Bill (Melvyn Douglas) as they decide to move from a cramped apartment into a massive colonial home for which they paid way too much money. And which is condemned. And which gets replaced by an even bigger monstrosity that threatens their marriage and their sanity! The mounting financial and structural issues drive this couple into some of the most uproarious escapes of home ownership, trials and tribulations that are sure to reverberate with home owners today as much as they did 70 years ago. Some things just never change!=

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


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"MOULIN ROUGE"

July 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Loosely based on an Alexandre Dumas novel, inspired by Bollywood and featuring music from Madonna, Cole Porter, Nirvana, David Bowie, Elton John, Labelle, Moulin Rouge! is like no music before or since, an instant classic that has delighted--and confounded--critics and audiences since its arrival in 2001. The story of an English poet at the turn of the last century, slumming in Paris (Ewan McGregor) and trying to write, who falls in with the bohemians... and falls madly in love with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine (Nicole Kidman). This kaleidoscopic fantasy was a box office smash, nominated for eight Academy Awards, and comes to us in a brilliant 35mm print from a private collector. Don't miss this rare screening.


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! THE WORLD OF BUSBY BERKELEY

"GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933"

Aug. 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Four young actresses and a down-on-his-luck producer are holed up in a downbeat New York apartment, lamenting their lack of funds keeping them from sure stardom. On the scene comes a brilliant singer and pianist, who offers them enough money to put on the show--but is this guy a gangster, or worse, a spoiled socialite whose parents want him as far as possible from the gold digging girls of Broadway? This enormous pre-code hit has toe-tapping songs, hilarious and sexy dialogue, and, of course, a veritable army of leggy dancers undulating in Berkeley's hypnotic dance numbers. Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell make this a star-studded classic not to be missed!

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! THE WORLD OF BUSBY BERKELEY

"FOOTLIGHT PARADE"

Aug. 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

James Cagney is a Broadway producer who's seen better days, when a new job falls in his lap: making "prologues", complex live dance numbers to appear before movies. When he discovers that a rival is stealing his ideas, and that a Broadway producer wants him for a new show, Cagney locks his performers in a room in order to have his needed secrecy. Cagney campaigned to win the lead, eager to work with Berkeley (and break from his gangster persona). Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, and Ruby Keeler provide the rapid-fire laughs and the songs, but the star is Berkeley's insane choreography, including the famous "By a Waterfall" featuring over 100 dancers cavorting nearly naked in a vast swimming pool.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


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EXTRA SCREENING ADDED!

"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

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We have added an additional screening of THE WIZARD OF OZ on Tuesday August 14th, our Monday August 13th screening is sold out!

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.


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! THE WORLD OF BUSBY BERKELEY

"GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935"

Aug. 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Dick Powell returns, this time as Dick Curtis, a med student working his way through college singing and performing at Catskills resort. Hired by a penny pinching woman to escort her daughter, Ann, for the summer, he does so with the encouragement of his fiance, Arline. Of course, everyone falls in love with the wrong person, hijinks ensue, and then... we get close with a series of Berkeley's magnificent show-stopping numbers, including the famous "Lullaby of Broadway", featuring a floating head that turns into New York City, a woman falling to her death, and a tap dance sequence with 100 dancers tapping in perfect unison. A masterpiece by any standard, and one of the most entertaining musicals ever made.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! THE WORLD OF BUSBY BERKELEY

"FOR ME AND MY GAL"

Aug. 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

This warm bio-pic of vaudevillians Jo Hayden (Minnesota's own Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly), was a departure from Berkeley's usual manic Depression-era musicals. While it doesn't feature the usual over-the-top numbers, For Me and My Gal was Garland's first adult role, and Berkeley proves himself a master of modern musicals that would dominate the 1950s, with individual performances from Garland and Kelly that would inspire their later work.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


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"DOUBLE INDEMNITY"

Aug. 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

In the long and storied history of film noir, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity shines as perhaps its greatest incarnation. Based on the bleak novel by James M. Cain, and adapted by the master crime writer Raymond Chandler, Wilder's story is of an insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) caught in the web of the most fatale of the femme fatales (Barbara Stanwyck) who wants her husband dead, and the double indemnity clause invoked, which doubles the life insurance money. Enter Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a dogged insurance inspector, whose instincts and nose for trouble spell doom for the deadly pair.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! THE WORLD OF BUSBY BERKELEY

"THE GANG'S ALL HERE" | "TWO TICKETS TO BROADWAY" Double Feature

Aug. 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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"THE GANG'S ALL HERE"

35MM PRESENTATION

Join us for a night of Busby Berkeley, two films for the price of one! At the time the most expensive film from 20th Century Fox, The Gang's All Here was an enormous hit, that has since gone on to become a camp classic! Colors explode off the screen, especially from the headdress of Carmen Miranda, who sings and dances with giant bananas (in a scene whose innuendo caused the film to be banned in Brazil). This was Berkeley's first color film, and a welcome return to the controlled insanity that made him famous.

The Gang's All Here 35mm Presentation Courtesy of Fox and a private collector (note: this screening has French subtitles)

"TWO TICKETS TO BROADWAY"

35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER PRESENTATION

One of Berkeley's last films, and one that was meddled with by Howard Hughes (who had just bought RKO Pictures), Two Tickets to Broadway is a blast, with a young Janet Leigh as a singer and dancer who wants to make it big, but can't, despite the efforts of her manic promoter (Eddie Bracken.) Great songs, great dances, and a pair of curmudgeonly deli owners (and reluctant show producers) make this very rare screening not one to miss!

35mm Presentation Courtesy of Warner Bros. and a private collector


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"BACK TO THE FUTURE"

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

What is poor Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to do when he accidentally lands back in time to the 1950s and his own mother falls in love with him? Try and set her up with his dad, of course! One of the biggest hits of the 80s, and a beloved classic that seems to have stepped out of Hollywood's Golden Era, Back to the Future helped cement Michael J. Fox's stardom, made Crispin Glover's career, turned the clunky DeLorean into a time machine, and forever put the words "flux capacitor" in people's minds.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


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NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION

"THE OLD DARK HOUSE"

Oct. 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

From classic horror director James Whale (Frankenstein) comes a dark, terrifying... and utterly zany comedy/horror hybrid. Two sets of couples, a husband and wife team and a upper class twit and his chorus girl date, seek shelter in a most grim mansion, staffed by cackling old ladies and a Boris Karloff sporting a giant scar and a menacing look that will send shivers up your spine. Genuinely frightening, The Old Dark House manages to be a send up of the films that made its director famous, while crafting new and exciting methods of gothic horror. Newly restored and rarely seen in cinemas, The Old Dark House is the perfect October treat.

DCP courtesy the Cohen Collection.


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5OTH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

"ROSEMARY'S BABY"

Oct. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

In the heart of New York City, in one of its most high-end apartments, lurks an evil that sent filmgoers into a frenzy fifty years ago. Rosemary's Baby captured America's attention in 1968, a horrifying distraction from one of the most turbulent years in our history. The story of Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), who moves into The Bradford Apartments with her actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes), only to discover a nightmare world of suicide, cults, and Satanism. At once a disturbing look at motherhood and power, Rosemary's Baby is also simply one of the most entertaining scary movies ever made.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


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"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN"

Nov. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Singin' In the Rain is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year! 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!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS"

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One of our most popular events returns - an event that sells out year after year! 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 at the end!!

Also... A fantastic pre show concert by HARVEY GUSTAFSON and ED COPELAND 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 20 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.