Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS COVID POLICY UPDATE

For everyone’s health and safety, Starting September 10th, The Heights Theater will again require all patrons to wear masks in both the lobby and auditorium. Employees will continue to wear masks at all times. In the auditorium, masks may be removed to eat or drink concessions, but must be worn again when finished.

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THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS" - HEIGHTS HOLIDAY SHOW

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ALL OF OUR WHITE CHRISTMAS SCREENINGS ARE SOLD OUT!

A Heights Theater tradition! 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.

Also... A fantastic pre show concert by ED COPELAND and LOU HURVITZ at 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 7:15pm with the movie following immediately after her performance. So you need to be here at the ABSOLUTE LATEST by 2:00pm or 7:15pm 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 30 minutes before the start of the show.

Q: When do your doors open?

A: Our doors open an hour 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 6:15pm and the Organist starts to perform at 1:30pm 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.

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COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Dec. 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Though The Night of the Hunter was a disappointment in its day, it has since been recognized as a classic. Robert Mitchum is the Reverend Harry Powell, a serial killer hell bent on finding the $10,000 his former cellmate hid at his family's home. The preacher ingratiates himself with the family, terrorizing the children while charming their little community. This thrilling film is an emotional rollercoaster that culminates in a Christmas celebration that is at once devastating and a searing examination of faith. Not to be missed.

DCP courtesy Park Circus


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME

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

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Don't let the title fool you because this is one of the sweetest Christmas movies. Veronica (Judy Garland) is looking for work; Andrew (Van Johnson) is a music store's top salesman. When Veronica lands a job by proving Andrew wrong, the two quickly grow to loathe one another... not realizing they're falling in love as pen pals. This musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner is a delightful romp with great songs. Featuring both S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall and Buster Keaton, this one is candy all the way.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

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

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Johnny Depp is the eponymous hero, who is invited to live with the blandly suburban Boggs family, where the daughter, Kim (Wynona Ryder) falls in love with him. Despite his kindness and many skills, will the uptight neighbors accept Edward? Invoking Pinocchio, Frankenstein, Rebel without a Cause and a host of other cinematic sources, Burton's film is pure holiday magic.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

CARNIVAL NIGHT (Карнавальная ночь)

Dec. 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

If it's December, it must be time for Carnival Night, the delightful 1956 Soviet Agfacolor musical. Wait... what? That's right, the Heights is bringing this rare Soviet holiday treat to Minnesota to brighten your holiday. It's New Year's Eve, the biggest celebration of the year in the USSR, and employees at the House of Culture have pulled out all the stops for a tremendous party. Until their new director arrives, eager to turn the soiree into a series of lectures and somber music. Using every trick in the book, the employees prove you can't stop a good party easily. "The action barrels along with terrific sprightliness and flair... an inspired piece of comedy. " --The Guardian

In Russian with English subtitles

DCP courtesy Mosfilm Studios


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

THE RECKLESS MOMENT in 35MM

Dec. 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $15.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

It's Christmas and Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) is a mother in chaos: her husband's in Europe for work, her father-in-law lives with the family, and her 17-year-old daughter is wild and uncontrolled. When Lucia tries to break up her daughter's affair with an older man, he turns up at their suburban home for money... and is promptly murdered. Did her daughter kill him? And to what lengths will Lucia go to cover up this crime? A noir of almost unbearable tension from famed director Max Ophul's. Featuring a brilliant performance by Joan Bennett, who is the subject of Karina Longworth's newest acclaimed podcast, Love is a Crime. Please don't miss this incredibly rare screening.

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


COAL OR CANDY: A 2021 CHRISTMAS

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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BONUS SCREENING ADDED WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22nd! Our Thursday December 23rd screening is sold out.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

A single mom, a depressed child, a drunken Santa and a city full of cynical souls, this should be the stuff of one bleak motion picture. But Miracle on 34th Street is as sweet a holiday confection as Hollywood ever produced, as a group of harried but good-hearted New Yorkers run headlong into a very real Santa Claus, who offers them hope and affection. Touching on themes of divorce, faith and even capitalism, Miracle is both candy and coal in abundance. Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


HEIGHTS NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT!

HOLIDAY INN in 35MM

Jan. 1, 2022, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION.

HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and 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.

We will be screening the original "unedited" 1942 theatrical release version of HOLIDAY INN.

This special screening will also feature EDWARD COPELAND at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures


THE FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: BUNKER HILL NOIR

CRISS CROSS

Jan. 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Recently returned to Bunker Hill, Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) lands a job driving an armored car. When he discovers his ex-wife (Yvonne De Carlo) is now married to gangster Slim Dundee (a seething Dan Duryea), a desperate Steve plans a heist to win her back, eliminate Slim, and retire with the loot. What can go wrong?

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


THE FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: BUNKER HILL NOIR

ACT OF VIOLENCE in 35MM

Feb. 3, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Developer Frank R. Enley (Van Heflin) is a successful man, adored by his young wife and grateful neighbors, who admire his success. Limping Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan), who served in World War II with Frank, is a dark figure, angry, eager to kill, the very personification of evil. But nothing is what it seems in this bleak noir that calls into question the very notion of heroism and social standing.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


THE FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: BUNKER HILL NOIR

M in 35MM

Feb. 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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A child killer stalks the streets of Bunker Hill. When the police are helpless to stop him, local underworld leaders take charge. This remake of Fritz Lang's 1931 German classic was unjustly maligned in its day, but is a classic in its own right, and a blistering attack on American morality.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


THE FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: BUNKER HILL NOIR

CRY DANGER in 35MM

Feb. 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Rocky (Dick Powell) is five years into a life term for a crime he didn't commit, when a stranger turns up with an alibi that sets our man free. But the stranger wants a share of the loot that Rocky didn't steal. The cops harass Rocky hoping to find the real culprit. And the gangster who did the crime is starting to get nervous. The Bunker Hill locales are as much the star as former-crooner Dick Powell, whose world-weary hero fits perfectly into this run-down world.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive


THE FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: BUNKER HILL NOIR

KISS ME DEADLY

Feb. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Aldrich crafted one of the all-time great noirs, at once a thrilling crime flick and a critique of tough-guy heroics (and specifically Mickey Spillane's eponymous novel). Gumshoe Mike Hammer (Minneapolis native Ralph Meeker) picks up a half-naked hitchhiker, who leads him to a mysterious glowing briefcase, and a possible police cover-up. Kiss Me Deadly influenced countless films, including Breathless, Repo Man, Pulp Fiction, and even Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.