Past Events – TRYLON

CRISS CROSS

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1949, DCP, 84m) dir Robert Siodmak w/Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea. Recently returned to Bunker Hill, Steve Thompson (Lancaster) gets a job driving an armored car. When his ex-wife (De Carlo), now married to gangster Slim Dundee (Duryea), comes back into his life, he plans a heist to win her back. $12 7:30

ACT OF VIOLENCE

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1948, 35mm, 82m) dir Fred Zinnemann w/Robert Ryan, Van Heflin, Janet Leigh. The life of successful land developer Frank R. Enley (Van Heflin) is thrown into chaos when an old Army buddy (Ryan) appears, dredging up wartime demons. One of the great revenge films of the 1940s. $12 7:30

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The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1951, 35mm, 88m) dir Joseph Losey w/David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel. A child murderer stalks the streets of Bunker Hill. When the police are helpless to stop him, local underworld leaders take charge. This remake of the 1931 German classic is presented on a rare 35mm print from the Library of Congress. $12 […]

CRY DANGER

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1951, 35mm, 79m) dir Robert Parrish and Dick Powell w/Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman. Five years into Rocky’s (Powell) jail term, a man turns up to provide an alibi. But the man is lying, hoping to score a share of the money Rocky didn’t even steal in the first place. Now he has to find […]

KISS ME DEADLY

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1955, DCP, 106m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart. Aldrich crafted one of the all-time great films noir in this adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s eponymous novel. We follow gumshoe Mike Hammer (brilliantly played by Minneapolis native Meeker) as he encounters a mysterious briefcase, a dangerous secret from a beautiful hitchhiker, and a […]

TO CATCH A THIEF

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1955, DCP, 106m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Grant and Kelly play cat and mouse up and down the French Riviera. Although the plot and tone are deceptively light, the two stars bring an intensity that turns this caper film into a bracing […]

PSYCHO

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1960, DCP, 109m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh. Perhaps the most iconic of Hitchcock’s movies, Psycho is still shocking, 60 years after its debut. $12 7:30 ​

ROPE

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1948, DCP, 80m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger. Inspired by the notorious 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case, Rope concerns a pair of intellectuals who kill a young man in order to prove their superiority—and then invite their professor over while the body lies in a […]

THE BIRDS

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1963, DCP, 119m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy. When Hedren’s Melanie Daniels meets Taylor’s Mitch Brenner, sparks (and birds) fly. Tandy is on hand as Brenner’s controlling mother, who is almost as evil as the avian threat. $12 7:30 ​

SABOTEUR

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1942, DCP, 109m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd. Framed for starting a fire at an aircraft factory during World War II, Barry Kane (Cummings) must prove his innocence. He starts by tracking down the true culprit, an agitator named Fry (Lloyd), who has vanished […]

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1961, DCP, 128m) dir Daniel Petrie w/Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ivan Dixon, Ruby Dee. Waiting on a $10,000 life insurance payment, the remaining members of the Younger family are at odds about the money. Based on Lorraine Hansberry's brilliant play, perhaps the first to expose largely white Broadway audiences to Black middle-class life, this powerfully […]

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1967, DCP, 110m) dir Norman Jewison w/Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant. A small Mississippi town's wealthiest citizen is found murdered on the street, so police chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger, who won an Oscar for this role) arrests a Black man at the train station. Big mistake. Chief Gillespie, meet Philadelphia detective […]

TO SIR, WITH LOVE

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1967, DCP, 105m) dir James Clavell w/Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) takes a teaching job in London's East End. Little does he know that North Quay Secondary School is a dumping ground for expelled and rebellious teens. But this group of malcontents has met its match in Thackeray, whose […]

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

The Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

(1967, DCP, 108m) dir Stanley Kramer w/Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Joanna “Joey” (Houghton), 23, returns from vacation with her new fiancée, Dr. John Wade Prentice (Poitier), 36. She's eager to show him off to her progressive white San Francisco parents, who don’t know Prentice is Black. The last Tracy-Hepburn film is […]

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