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?
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Born and raised in Minneapolis until he was in his teens, Lew Ayres became a musician and his dashing good looks brought him Hollywood's attention. But his work in All Quiet on the Western Front not only secured his place in cinema's firmament, it also changed him as a person: this anti-war tale of doomed soldiers in World War I so affected Ayres that he became a conscientious objector to the Second World War, and nearly ended his career. Ayres is riveting as the young soldier.
Although there is a sound version of All Quiet on the Western Front, many believe this silent version is more affecting, and has left audiences spellbound. Don't miss this super rare 35mm screening presented with the original music and sound effects score!
PGRated PG for mild violence.
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!
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
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!
RR for sexuality, some nudity, language, and some violent content
DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
Born and raised in Minneapolis, there is no artist more closely associated with that city than Prince. You may even ask yourself what artist of any kind has such a powerful connection to their home town--or to a single color--than Prince. And his debut film, Purple Rain, not only celebrated the music that drove millions of fans crazy, not only celebrated the man who created such classic songs, but it celebrated Minneapolis in all its beauty, from its lakes to run down neighborhoods. Filmed partially at First Avenue, and also featuring Morris Day, himself a Minneapolite through and through, Purple Rain is pure Minnesota.
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.
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.
Rfor language including some sexual references
THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
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.
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.
One of our most popular events returns and it is bigger and better than ever! You will not want to miss the perennial TECHNICOLOR favorite, WHITE CHRISTMAS, on the big
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!!
The fantastic HARVEY GUSTAFSON at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!