Here’s a little local movie theater trivia for you: The brown ropes in The Heights’ lobby were salvaged from the original 1950s concession building at Mount Rushmore before they tore it down in the mid-90s. Who knew?
Special Screenings This Week
Thursday, Feb. 17
Cry Danger (1951)
A wrongly imprisoned Dick Powell has got to find the real robbers—and fast! $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Oh, gonna be a lotta line-recitin’ in this crowd. $9 advance/$12 door. Pre-show trivia at 7:30 p.m. Screening at 8 p.m. More info here.
Hello Again—A Wedding a Day (2020)
A German romantic comedy we’re told is “Groundhog Day meets My Best Friend’s Wedding.” $10 advance; $12 door. 7 p.m. More info here.
Friday, Feb. 18
The tix for the Trylon’s late Kurosawa series have been going fast, and if this doesn’t fill the house every night I’ll gouge my own eyes out. $8. Friday-Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. More info here.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Christopher Reeve travels through time to pledge his love to Jane Seymour, but Christopher Plummer is not having it. $10. 1 p.m. More info here.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Then they take Berlin. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.
Sunday, Feb. 20
The Birds (1963)
I knew they were planning something. $10. 1 p.m. More info here.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
AMC Eden Prairie 18/AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
Diana Ross is Billie Holiday—more or less. $13.44. 3 & 7 p.m. Also Wednesday More info here.
The Third Man (1949)
More like The Zith-ird Man, amirite? Sunday 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.
The Novice (2021)
Walker Art Center
A college student becomes obsessed with rowing. Free for Walker members. 1 p.m. More info here.
Queen of Glory (2021)
Walker Art Center
An Ivy League doctoral student inherits her mom’s Christian bookstore in the Bronx. Free for Walker members. 3 p.m. More info here.
Monday, Feb. 21
North by Northwest (1959)
The Heights’ V-Day screening sold out, so here it is again, even norther and northwestier. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
I’m told this is “the good one.” $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel, the Center (2003)
The middle third of a documentary in which two travel along the partition between Israel and Palestine. Presented by Mizna. $10. 7 p.m. More info here.
Opening This Week
Arab and Jewish chefs in Haifa collaborate in the kitchen in this documentary.
Darling, it is no joke. This is lycanthropy.
The harrowing animal trilogy that began with Pig and Lamb comes to a close.
Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg go huntin’ for treasure.
Ongoing in Local Theaters
Belfast (see our review here)
Death on the Nile
Drive My Car (see our review here)
Jackass Forever (read our review here)
Moonfall (read our review here)
Nightmare Alley (read our review here)
Spider-Man: No Way Home
West Side Story (read our review here)
The Worst Person in the World