HEIGHTS CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

Each year, the Heights launches a year-long celebration of the great films that have thrilled moviegoers through the decades. Bringing back some of the biggest hits (Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain), modern classics (Bonnie and Clyde, Pee Wee's Big Adventure) as well as lesser known pictures that are particular favorites of owner Tom Letness (Flying Down to Rio, So This is Paris, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse) there is something for every movie fan, all year long!

"THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS"

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

35MM PRESENTATION

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

Despite being cut by over 40 minutes without Welles' permission, The Magnificent Ambersons is still one of the masterpieces of Cinema and perhaps Orson Welles greatest film. Based upon booth Tarkington's 1918 novel, The Magnificent Ambersons tells the poignant multi generational story of a spoiled young heir (Tim Holt) to a decaying family fortune who comes between his widowed mother (Dolores Costello) and the man she has always loved (Joesph Cotten). This is not to be missed on the big screen in 35mm!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"BLOCK-HEADS" - LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

June 4, 2017, 1 p.m.

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: COME CLEAN (1931) with Laurel and Hardy. YOUNG IRONSIDES (1932) with Charley Chase.

35mm prints courtesy The Library of Congress.


"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN"

June 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Digital Cinema Presentation

65TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

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.


"A HARD DAYS NIGHT"

July 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Originally planned by United Artists to be a quickie B movie to cash in on The Beatles popularity. A Hard Days Night emerged as a boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashing the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members. Maybe one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made?

DCP courtesy Janus Films.


"THE WIZARD OF OZ"

Aug. 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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.


"CASABLANCA"

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

75 years ago, of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Ilsa walked into Rick's, captivating moviegoers still reeling from America's sudden entry into World War II. A picture studded with the best stars and character actors, witty and memorable lines, a crowd pleaser in absolutely the best sense the term, Casablanca is a masterpiece by almost every standard. Not to be missed on the big screen in 35mm!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE"

Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM 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!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"SUNSET BOULEVARD"

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Wilder's poison-pen letter to Hollywood is as acrid a noir as was ever committed to celluloid. When down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) falls in with aging silent film queen Norma Desmond (Swanson, in an iconic performance), he finds himself plunged into a world of despair and betrayal.

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


"SOME LIKE IT HOT"

Oct. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

When desperate musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, they've got to get out of town, and fast. But without any money, what can they do except, well, dress like women and join an all-girls band bound for sunny Florida? The cross-dressing duo find themselves in the same resort as the gangster who order the murders, but that's not the least of their troubles: Joe/Josephine is in love with Marilyn Monroe's "Sugar" and Jerry/Daphne's got a suitor in Osgood Fielding III, a man who won't take no for an answer. This groundbreaking comedy feels ahead of its time even in the 21st Century.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


"THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE"

Nov. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL PRESENTATION

Horrified at the rise of the Nazis, director Fritz Lang created what may be the only anti-Fascist noir in history, a devastating supernatural crime film that suggests that evil is a spiritual force that can take over entire societies. Using actual guns and explosives on the set, both to create realistic sound effects and to induce his cast to a state of near panic, and taking actual quotes from the Nazis to put in the mouths of his antagonists, Lang created a film of almost perverse anxiety, a fever pitch of sound and visual design that will leave viewers both entertained, amazed, and alarmed at its parallels to modern day society.

Digital courtesy Janus Films.