The Heights Theater unveils a festival of the most driven, passionate, and sometimes psychotic movie mothers of all time, women who can only be described as CRAAAZY MAMAS! From Divine to Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury's Manchurian Momma to Norman's tormentor, these CRAAAZY MAMAS will thrill you, chill you, and might even bring a tear to your eye now and again.


June 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


"I'll be blunt with you Cuddles: I think my marriage is on the rocks!" Divine gives a tour de force performance as poor suburban housewife Francine Fishpaw whose life is slowly falling apart. Her porno-theater-owning husband is having an affair, her son's huffing household chemicals, her daughter's sleeping around, and the other housewives spit on her! Exploding off the screen in Waters' patented grainy grindhouse style, alarming, offensive, hilarious, and even dare-we-say affectionate, Polyester's Divine is the Queen of the Craaazy Mamas! Don't miss this rare 35mm screening in ODORAMA!!!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Is there any more iconic CRAAAZY MAMA than the ghost tormenting poor Norman Bates? Though never appearing in the film, "Mother" is eternally present in the eyes and simpering mannerisms of poor Norman, and she wreaks havoc on unsuspecting women from the grave! The perfect film to close our series, DON'T MISS THIS RARE 35MM SCREENING!

35mm print courtesy Universal.