The true story of bestselling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
This special screening will also include the 1929 Laurel & Hardy Silent short "BIG BUSINESS" accompanied by HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!
An event for the whole family, you will not want to miss this rare Thanksgiving Day screening of one of Laurel & Hardy's most ambitious and charming feature films, Babes In Toyland. Stannie Dum (Stan Laurel) and Ollie Dee (Oliver Hardy) rent rooms in Mother Peep's shoe in Toyland. When Mother Peep can't make her mortgage payment to evil Silas Barnaby, he attempts to blackmail her into having Little Bo-Peep marry him, despite the girl's attachment to Tom-Tom Piper. Stannie and Ollie offer their assistance to Mother Peep, Bo-Peep and Piper, and later enlist an army of wooden soldiers to battle Barnaby's cave-dwelling bogeymen.
For years known as March of the Wooden Soldiers, we will be screening the original complete 1934 Black & White version.
Rights clearance courtesy Park Circus.
ALL OF OUR "WHITE CHRISTMAS" SCREENINGS ARE SOLD OUT!
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.
Who says that Christmas movies have to be completely upbeat, snowy, and full of smiles? The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow present X-MAS NOIR, a celebration of the darker side of the holiday season. For X-MAS NOIR, we have MEET JOHN DOE, a beautifully bleak, yet hopeful, "holiday (not holiday)" classic from director Frank Capra. Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a crack reporter laid off suddenly and ordered to write one last column. So she makes up a story about a fictional "John Doe" who threatens to kill himself on Christmas Eve if America doesn't improve. When the story becomes a massive hit, Ann is kept on, but now people want to see the real guy! Enter Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) a struggling, almost homeless ballplayer who will act as "John Doe"... for a price. As with the best Capra, this one is heartbreaking, harrowing, sexy, and a heck of a lot of fun. The perfect bittersweet confection for your holiday enjoyment!
Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema
35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress
HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and like WHITE CHRISTMAS sells out every year! IRVING BERLIN wrote the evergreen score, which includes Easter Parade, Lets Start the New Year Right, Lazy and of course, White Christmas.
This special screening will also feature EDWARD COPELAND at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!
35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures