Each year, the Heights Theater launches a year-long celebration of the great films that have thrilled moviegoers through the decades. Bringing back some of our biggest hits (Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain), with modern classics (Bonnie and Clyde, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure) as well as lesser known pictures that are particular favorites of owner Tom Letness (Flying Down to Rio, So This is Paris, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse) there is something for every movie fan, all year long!
Despite being cut by over 40 minutes without Welles’ permission, The Magnificent Ambersons remains one of the masterpieces of cinema, and is arguably Orson Welles greatest film. Based upon Booth Tarkington’s 1918 novel, The Magnificent Ambersons is the poignant multi-generational story of a spoiled young heir (Tim Holt) to a decaying family fortune who comes between his widowed mother (Dolores Costello) and the man she has always loved (Joesph Cotten). This is not to be missed on the big screen in 35mm!