Without question the most requested 70mm film is returning to the Heights. Kubrick's masterpiece, and widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves not only to be seen on the big screen, but in epic 70mm.
70mm print courtesy Warner Bros.
This lush costume drama is based on Thackeray's picaresque novel about the eponymous Barry Lyndon, a fortune-hunting Irish rogue. With Kubrick's obsessive eye, this film becomes a time machine, ferrying audiences back to the 18th Century with its meticulous sets and costume design, not to mention sets lit only by candlelight. The result is a spellbinding, and surprisingly emotional film from the master.
35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.
A scathing satire on the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove is also Stanley Kubrick's love-letter to the manic comic stylings of Peter Sellers. But Sellers isn't alone (even though he plays three roles): George C. Scott, Slim Pickins, Keenan Wynn, and Sterling Hayden all play against type and are absolutely hilarious.
35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.
Kubrick turns his critical eye on Vietnam and the way in which young men become soldiers. Divided into two parts, the first focused on the brutal mind washing of Marine recruits at Parris Island, has been widely regarded as one of the most influential and disturbing military stories ever committed to film. And the second half, showing the results of such training, is equally devastating. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening.
35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.
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.
Join us once again for an amazingly fun filled evening that always has something cooking as we celebrate the Star Tribune's Taste Section! What Minnesotan doesn't love the State Fair! Especially this glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein Technicolor feast about the Frake family and their exciting trip to the annual State Fair!
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.
Accompanied by DREAMLAND FACES and the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!
If you think you know The Phantom of the Opera and haven't seen the original silent film production--THINK AGAIN! Lon Chaney was never better as the eponymous deformed phantom, terrorizing opera houses in a Faustian pact to make his beloved a star. Once you've seen this Phantom, all others will seem as mere shadow.
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Jack Torrence, a recovering alcoholic, retreats to the Overlook Hotel with his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, in tow, in the hopes of breaking his writer's block. But the hotel is host to a variety of dark secrets, none more disturbing than those in Room 237. The Shining is one of Kubrick's more startling masterpieces, and Jack Nicholson's performance is the stuff of legend.
DCP courtesy Warner Bros.
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.
PG-13for some thematic elements and language
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s [Academy Award winner Judi Dench] remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim [Ali Fazal], a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
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!
Rfor strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language
Acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan makes his directorial debut with the final film in his trilogy of screenplays on the American frontier (including Sicario & Hell or High Water). Academy Award®-nominee, Jeremy Renner is Cory Lambert, a local game tracker who stumbles upon the body of a murdered teenage girl, frozen in the desolate wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Still trying to come to terms with the death of his own teenage daughter, Cory is forced, most brutally, to confront his own past. When rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is assigned to the case, she enlists Cory’s help to navigate the unfamiliar terrain and unforgiving conditions as the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. WIND RIVER is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature.