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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 EYES OF TAMMY FAYE

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An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn't long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.

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HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

THE THIRD MAN

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

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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


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CHARADE

Sept. 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

When Reggie (Audrey Hepburn) returns to Paris from a skiing holiday, she finds her apartment empty, her husband murdered, and a travel bag with a letter from the dead man, a ticket abroad and four passports for her in different names. Enter Peter (Cary Grant), a dashing stranger who may be her savior... or someone looking for a big score. Called "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made", Charade features the biggest stars, witty dialogue, lush cinematography and Paris locales along with the kind of gritty violence Hitch wouldn't turn to until the 70s.


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GASLIGHT

Oct. 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

A woman is murdered, her jewels hidden when the victim's teenage niece, Paula, interrupts the killer. Years later, Paula (Ingrid Bergman) grows up and meets Gregory (Charles Boyer), a man who is not quite what he seems. Soon, Paula wonders if she is going mad, as her world slowly, subtly begins to crumble all around her. The torment in Gaslight was so intense, and the film so popular, it coined a term for the psychological manipulation of one person over another. Bergman and Boyer's intense and curdled chemistry drives this stunning film, and Bergman won an Oscar for her performance.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

70TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

Oct. 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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"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.


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WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Oct. 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is accused of murdering a wealthy widow for her inheritance. Retired barrister, Wilfred Robarts (Charles Laughton), is intrigued enough to take on the case, despite all odds and especially against the advice of his strong-willed nurse (Elsa Lancaster). Enter Mrs. Christina Vole (Marlene Dietrich), the wife who knows too much, and with an Agatha Christie plot and Billy Wilder's caustic direction, you have the makings of one of the finest courtroom dramas ever put on film. In fact, Christie herself considered it the finest of all the movies made from her many works. Nominated for six Academy Awards.


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DRESSED TO KILL

Oct. 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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A woman under the care of psychologist Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine) tries to seduce the doctor, who rejects her. That evening, she goes on a one-night stand, leaves her lover's apartment and enters an elevator, where she is suddenly slashed to death by a mysterious blonde. A high priced call girl, Liz (Angie Dickinson), witnessed the killing, and joins forces with the victim's son to find the killer. DePalma's film is an homage to Psycho, but with its outrageous violence and sex is decidedly modern, going to the insane lengths that the master of suspense could never have achieved in his lifetime. Both adored (nominated for a Golden Globe) and reviled (nominated for numerous Razzie Awards) in its day, Dressed to Kill's reputation has grown over the years and is a flamboyant cult classic.

DCP courtesy Park Circus


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

THE SHINING

Oct. 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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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.


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DIABOLIQUE

Oct. 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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Poor Christina (Vera Clouzot): she owns a broken-down boarding school in rural France, run by her tyrant husband, Michel (Paul Meurisse), who abuses her and is openly having an affair with fellow teacher Nicole (Simone Signoret), whom he mistreats with equal vigor. The two women plot to murder their tormentor, and succeed, but the body of the dead man won't seem to go away. Hitchcock desperately wanted to make Les Diaboliques himself, but was so impressed by Clouzot's version he adapted another story by the same authors, which would become Vertigo.

In French with English subtitles


HEIGHTS 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CINEMA!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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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.


CITIZEN KANE in 35MM

Nov. 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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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.
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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

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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.


THE FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: TAPE TRADING CLASSICS

Nov. 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $16.00

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Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show) take you back in time to the pre-internet 90s to resurrect the best "tape traded" videos passed from weirdo to weirdo on VHS. Highlights include "Pastor Gas," "Metallica Drummer," celebrity outtakes featuring a drunk Orson Welles and a foul-mouthed Richard Simmons, and the greatest news bloopers of the last 40 years.


THE HEIGHTS THEATER PRESENTS IT'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

"WHITE CHRISTMAS" - HEIGHTS HOLIDAY SHOW

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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 as well as A BOUNCING BALL SING ALONG at the end!!

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.