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Address: 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
Phone Number: 763-788-9079
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We went to a movie here in May. Saw the organ but no one was playing it that afternoon. Still a beautiful restored theater and the Dairy Queen is still next door with a patio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went to a movie here in May. Saw the organ but no one was playing it that afternoon. Still a beautiful restored theater and the Dairy Queen is still next door with a patio between that and the theater,.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Heights is unique and a wonderful place to go for a movie! Get tickets ahead for one of the old movies or for more recent flicks.

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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very interesting experience. This theater has been in continuous operation since the 1920s. We went on a Saturday night. There was a live organist playing before the movie. Actual curtains over the screen. Totally modernized sound and screen. The screen is a bit smaller than the standard theaters, but I didn't think it distracted from the experience. Locally pooped popcorn... More 

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A truly great night out, we been there when the organist plays and the organ does come up from the bottom. And we saw, Breakfast at tiffany.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A very good, nice movie theater. Usually a bit of organ on weekend evenings. Overall a good restoration. Also, the owners own the Dairy Queen next door so you can bring in stuff from there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Third, the Dairy Queen next door is owned by the same folks, so it's like an extended snack bar-- you can buy treats there and bring them in, and you even get a discount with your ticket. How cool is that? Fourth, it's just such a nifty old theater. This was my original reason for going here, but after several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is beautiful and fully restored. Prices are reasonable. Picture and sound are great...comparable to more modern theaters. For the full experience, go on a night when they have an organist prior to the movie. This theater does not show previews, so don't be late for your show.

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I always look for an excuse to see a movie at the Heights. It's a renovated 20's movie palace. A guy plays the organ before the movie on Friday and Saturday nights, total kitsch: "TelStar" "Around The World In 80 Days" "Star Wars". The popcorn is fresh and not overpriced (take that! Megaplex $6.00 for a small container rip offs!).... More 

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Minneapolis
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Take a trip back in time! The heights theater is gorgeous and welcoming. The bathrooms are not fancy but the experience totally makes up for it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Take a break from those cineplexes and experience what movie going used to be like. Completely renovated and beautifully done from the exquisite lobby to the velvet stage curtain. Modern heating, new seats, fully restored comfort. Senior movie prices are a bargain at $5 for first run flicks. The owners also manage the Dairy Queen next door and you can... More 

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