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Address: 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
Phone Number: 763-788-9079
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Very cool place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
leeann1976
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Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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20 reviews 20 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 

Arden Hills, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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.

Minnesota
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 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 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Not all movie theaters are created equal. Drop by on Saturday night and you'll understand what the fuss is about. The ticket booth is just inside the front door, where you expect it. And there is one ticket taker. If you get there early enough, the organ and organist start playing before the organ rises up out of the orchestra... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We love this theater and always go there when they show a movie we want to see. The inside is restored and is so beautiful. The curtains open when the movie starts just like in the old days. The screen is big and all seats on are one floor, there isn't a balcony. They use real butter on their popcorn.

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