Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS THEATER VISITOR GUIDELINES

Welcome to The Heights Theater! We are implementing some temporary changes to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible.

Now that the state has ended mask mandates, and our staff is 100% vaccinated, the Heights Theater will no longer be requiring vaccinated patrons to wear masks in our theater. Our staff will still wear masks, and we strongly recommend that any unvaccinated patrons continue to wear masks in our theater.

For the time being, we will continue to limit capacity to 50% to allow for social distancing.

We will be selling concessions and have installed Plexiglas barriers between you and our staff.

All customer contact surfaces are disinfected before and after the start of each show.

We use Merv-13 filters in our air handling system.

Coming Soon

BOB FOSSE: LIFE'S A CABARET

ALL THAT JAZZ

June 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is directing a stage musical and a challenging motion picture at the same time. Hopped up on Dexedrine and cigarettes, unable to remain faithful to any of the loves of his life, Gideon has begun to have visions of the Angel of Death (Jessica Lange), and eventually his hard living takes its toll. A thinly veiled account of Fosse's near-death experience directing the film Lenny and the musical Chicago on Broadway in the same year, Fosse crafted an autobiographical film that is blisteringly honest and unabashedly entertaining.

DCP courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


IN THE HEIGHTS

Click for all show times.

Get Tickets

We are excited to announce that new first run movies are returning to The Heights! At first we will only be open on weekends and with limited showtimes, but hope to expand to being open every day of the week by mid summer. Purchasing tickets on line is highly encouraged, but you will also be able to purchase tickets at the door.

The creator of "Hamilton" and the director of "Crazy Rich Asians" invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... "In the Heights." Lights up on Washington Heights... The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

SUNRISE

June 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

One of the greatest love stories of silent cinema, F.W Murnau's masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a stirring melodrama filled with very modern performances that make this a truly timeless film. Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston). The vixen convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape to the city together. Of course nothing goes as planned in this film classic of true love and forgiveness.

This film will be presented with it's original 1927 Movietone music score

DCP courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


HA HA HIGHWAY

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

July 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

When spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her controlling father so she can marry the gold-digging King Wesley, the only way she can escape is to take the night bus to New York with all of the common folks. Enter reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), newly fired, also a passenger on this grubby bus, who knows Ellie is the story of the century. Sparks fly is this masterpiece of romantic comedy and social commentary. The first film to win Oscars in all five major categories: Picture, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Director.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

MOULIN ROUGE! in 35MM

July 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

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. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!


HA HA HIGHWAY

THE LONG, LONG TRAILER

July 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

Newlyweds Tacy (Lucille Ball) and Nicky (Desi Arnaz) decide that the best way to enjoy their honeymoon is to buy a bright yellow trailer home and drive across the country. A big yellow home. Like, unbelievably big. Audiences soon discovered that the shortest, and most peaceful, distance between two points never, ever involves Luci and Desi, and the result is glorious cavalcade of disaster, shot in explosive "Ansocolor" by Vincente Minnelli. Rarely seen on the big screen, this is a must-see for anyone eager to witness Lucille Ball's mastery of physical comedy.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HA HA HIGHWAY

PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE

July 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA 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!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

90TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

M

July 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

In Weimar Berlin, a serial killer is preying on children, and the city is on edge. Pulling out all the stops, the police conduct daring raids of known criminals, disrupting the city's underworld. And so both gangsters, eager to get back to business, and police, eager to keep from looking like fools, work separately on the same goal: to capture the elusive murderer. Peter Lorre, in his first starring role, imbued his character with profound compassion. Fritz Lang simultaneously created the first serial killer film and the first police procedural, all the while condemning both the police and criminal states that flourished in his day. One of the most complex and disturbing films ever made.


HA HA HIGHWAY

THE MUPPET MOVIE

July 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The Citizen Kane of all Muppet movies! The first and greatest of the Muppet franchise is a delightful road movie with thrills, chills, romance, music and a cavalcade of stars from the late 70s, including Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Kojak, Madeline Kahn and more. This wacky movie-within-a-movie origin story takes Kermit cross-country to become a star, joined along the way by the entire Muppet family. This screening needs to be seen to be believed.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


WRONGFULLY ACCUSED

July 25, 2021, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

As part of the City of Columbia Heights Centennial Celebration, the Columbia Heights High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation is hosting a showing of Pat Proft's Wrongfully Accused! Ticket proceeds will be going to the Columbia Heights High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Prior to the film, Columbia Heights High School Alumnus and director, Pat Proft will say a few words and answer questions from the audience. Along with this movie, the City of Columbia Heights is celebrating its centennial with a Music in the Park series, a Movie in the Park series, and City birthday party!


HA HA HIGHWAY

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION

July 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When poor Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to bond with his bored family, he sets his sights on Wally World, an amusement park in Southern California. Driving from Chicago, he hauls his family from from one side-splitting disaster to another, including dead pets and relatives, hostage taking, vandalism, and robbery, but ultimately achieving the impossible: the perfect family trip.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD in 35MM

Aug. 2, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

Didn't the Heights just show this one not two years ago? Yes... and audiences adored it! Now we're bringing back this ode to late 60s Hollywood on glorious 35mm, just as it should be seen. The story of Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth's (Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, whose chemistry is amazing) attempts to revive Dalton's flagging career is really an excuse to pay homage to the Southern California world that Quentin Tarantino loved. The music, the cars, the movies, the TV shows, and a host of celebrities like Steve McQueen, Sharon Tate, and the Mansons make this one a stellar entertainment. Nominated for 10 Oscars.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Click for all show times.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

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.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933

Aug. 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

This special screening will also include the 1934 TECHNICOLOR short "GOOD MORNING EVE!" presented in a restored 35mm print from The Library of Congress printed off the original 3 strip Technicolor nitrate negatives!

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 prints courtesy The Library of Congress


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

"BLOCK-HEADS" - LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

Sept. 12, 2021, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

Join us for an outrageously funny afternoon starring one of the greatest comedy teams of all time - LAUREL AND HARDY! Unaware that the Great War has ended, Stan (Stan Laurel) remains faithfully at his post -- until he shoots down a private plane, and discovers the war has been over for 20 years. Delighted to learn that Stan is alive, his best friend Ollie (Oliver Hardy) rescues him from the Soldiers' Home and takes him to meet his wife. This classic comedy is not to be missed in a packed theater on the big screen.

This special screening will also include the following Hal Roach short comedies: TEACHER'S PET (1930) with Our Gang. FOUR PARTS (1934) with Charley Chase.

35mm prints courtesy The Library of Congress.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

85TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

SHOW BOAT

Sept. 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Spanning four decades in the life of Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne), this is the story of a woman growing up on her family's show boat, the Cotton Blossom, which travels up and down the Mississippi River performing variety shows. A complex film about life in the South, racism and politics, Show Boat was considerably softened for its 1950s remake, but this one is the real deal. Featuring gorgeous black-and-white cinematography, songs by Jerome Kern and Roger Hammerstein, and stellar performances by Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel, Chales Winninger and scores of others, this rare screening is an absolute show stopper.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

THE THIRD MAN

Sept. 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Written by Graham Greene, and starring Joseph Cotten, Aida Valli, and of course Orson Welles as Harry Lime, The Third Man is a classic espionage film that also undermines the trope of the American sleuth solving the crime and winning the love of the femme fatale. A gorgeous, thrilling and melancholy film, The Third Man has influenced countless other films through the decades.

DCP courtesy Rialto Pictures


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

70TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

Oct. 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

"Klaatu barada nikto!" On a beautiful day in Washington, D.C. a spaceship lands, and out of it emerges an alien, Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and the robot Gort. When the military, on high alert, wounds Klaatu, Gort proceeds to melt tanks and stop the world cold. Klaatu reveals himself to be from another, more powerful world, and brings a message: learn to live in peace or Earth will be destroyed. One of the first, and probably the most famous, anti-Cold War science fiction film of the era, The Day the Earth Stood Still has been called a classic. From the director of West Side Story and The Sound of Music!

DCP courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

THE SHINING

Oct. 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Arguably Kubrick's best, and perhaps most personal film, The Shining has influenced scores of horror films, and its technical achievements with the Steadicam changed cinema forever. The story of writer Jack Torrence, whose personal demons collide with the haunted Overlook Hotel, which he and his family have been hired to occupy over the winter, is at once a mind-bending trip and a terrifying, and moving, destruction of a man's world. So bizarre it has spawned countless conspiracy theories, including explaining the moon landing, The Shining can be watched, interpreted and reinterpreted numerous times.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Click for all show times.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA 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!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE)

Nov. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

35MM PRESENTATION

Forget the Disney version--Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast is the most magical and inspired version of this classic tale. When Belle's (Josette Day) destitute father (Marcel Andre) picks a rose for his daughter from the Beast's (Jean Marais) garden, he is sentenced to death. Belle offers to trade herself for the old man, and the Beast agrees, and their romance was the stuff of legend. Evoking the paintings of Vermeer, Cocteau's Beast is a sumptuous tale of love, passion, and violence.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

FARGO

Nov. 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

Get Tickets

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Todd Melby, author of the A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo, will be on hand to introduce the film and share some of the incredible stories behind the classic film.

Fargo's outrageous story of a kidnapping gone very wrong is grounded by Frances McDormand's Oscar-winning role as Marge Gunderson, the very pregnant police chief of Brainerd, whose persistence and wisdom wins the day. Fargo is at once an intensely violent and painful look at loneliness and greed, and a hilarious send up of hot dish Minnesota nice.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.