A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
In the long and storied history of film noir, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity shines as perhaps its greatest incarnation. Based on the bleak novel by James M. Cain, and adapted by the master crime writer Raymond Chandler, Wilder's story is of an insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) caught in the web of the most fatale of the femme fatales (Barbara Stanwyck) who wants her husband dead, and the double indemnity clause invoked, which doubles the life insurance money. Enter Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a dogged insurance inspector, whose instincts and nose for trouble spell doom for the deadly pair.
This warm bio-pic of vaudevillians Jo Hayden (Minnesota's own Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly), was a departure from Berkeley's usual manic Depression-era musicals. While it doesn't feature the usual over-the-top numbers, For Me and My Gal was Garland's first adult role, and Berkeley proves himself a master of modern musicals that would dominate the 1950s, with individual performances from Garland and Kelly that would inspire their later work.
From classic horror director James Whale (Frankenstein) comes a dark, terrifying... and utterly zany comedy/horror hybrid. Two sets of couples, a husband and wife team and a upper class twit and his chorus girl date, seek shelter in a most grim mansion, staffed by cackling old ladies and a Boris Karloff sporting a giant scar and a menacing look that will send shivers up your spine. Genuinely frightening, The Old Dark House manages to be a send up of the films that made its director famous, while crafting new and exciting methods of gothic horror. Newly restored and rarely seen in cinemas, The Old Dark House is the perfect October treat.
In the heart of New York City, in one of its most high-end apartments, lurks an evil that sent filmgoers into a frenzy fifty years ago. Rosemary's Baby captured America's attention in 1968, a horrifying distraction from one of the most turbulent years in our history. The story of Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), who moves into The Bradford Apartments with her actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes), only to discover a nightmare world of suicide, cults, and Satanism. At once a disturbing look at motherhood and power, Rosemary's Baby is also simply one of the most entertaining scary movies ever made.
Do we really need to explain this one? Perhaps no movie musical is as beloved as Singin' in the Rain, which has sold out the Heights Theater three times in the last four years, and this year will be presented in 35mm! What a wonderful feeling!
Join us for a night of Busby Berkeley, two films for the price of one!
At the time the most expensive film from 20th Century Fox, The Gang's All Here was an enormous hit, that has since gone on to become a camp classic! Colors explode off the screen, especially from the headdress of Carmen Miranda, who sings and dances with giant bananas (in a scene whose innuendo caused the film to be banned in Brazil). This was Berkeley's first color film, and a welcome return to the controlled insanity that made him famous.
One of Berkeley's last films, and one that was meddled with by Howard Hughes (who had just bought RKO Pictures), Two Tickets to Broadway is a blast, with a young Janet Leigh as a singer and dancer who wants to make it big, but can't, despite the efforts of her manic promoter (Eddie Bracken.) Great songs, great dances, and a pair of curmudgeonly deli owners (and reluctant show producers) make this very rare screening not one to miss!
PG-13for some mature thematic material.
New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
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
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!!
A fantastic preshow concert by HARVEY GUSTAFSON and ED COPELAND on the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!