Heights Theater

150 Wadsworth Avenue,
New York, NY 10033

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lacamacho559 on January 3, 2007 at 9:06 am

please does any body have pics of heights

OnslowKUA on October 20, 2006 at 2:54 pm

I lived in the area from the mid 1950’s through the 1960’s. During that time I would describe the Heights as being an “art” theater. Most of the pictures shown there were foreign films. This is probably why it could compete with nearby theaters like the RKO Colisuem, Loews 175th Street, Lane and Empress (aka Astral).

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 18, 2006 at 10:02 am

Here’s a 1980 listing for the theater in the Post’s Neighborhood Movie Guide:
NY Post 12/11/80

Still grinding the triple X triple bills in 1982:
NY Post 3/10/82

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 18, 2006 at 9:39 am

Here are a couple of photographs I took in May 2006. Nothing has changed on the exterior apart from the removal of the marquee. Inside everything has either been gutted or covered over:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 18, 2006 at 9:31 am

The Heights Theatre opened in October 1913 according to The Movie Lovers Guide to New York (1987 edition). There is a photograph in the book with the Heights playing ‘3 Big Adult Hits XXX’

RobertR on September 12, 2005 at 12:56 pm

Opera playing on 181st Street :)
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RobertR on July 24, 2005 at 1:52 pm

In July of 1970 “Oliver” came out on a discount run. In Manhattan it’s playing the Heights and the Jade. Is the Jade a Chinatown theatre? Seems like an odd booking.
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 6, 2005 at 1:10 pm

It was still operating in 1987 according to the original edition of the book ‘The Movie Lovers Guide to New York’ by Richard Alleman.

cjdv on April 7, 2005 at 6:01 am

It is listed in the the 1957 FDYB