Heights Theatre

5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard,
Little Rock, AR 72205

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Heights Theatre

The Heights Theatre opened May 1, 1946 with Gene Tierney in “Leave Her to Heaven”. In later years it was twinned. I could not find when it closed but it is now Feinsteins Ladies Store. The building hasn’t changed at all with the store using the former theatre entrance and adding display windows to the side of the auditorium.

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jamestv
jamestv on June 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

The lobby of this theatre became a bank and the auditorium was sub-divided into various retail shops; they kept the Heights vertical sign and it became the Heights Shopping Center. In it’s later years, it became a 70MM house; saw Ghostbusters and missed seeing Silverado before it closed in ‘85.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Boxoffice of October 6, 1945, said that that Robb & Rowley’s Heights Theatre was under construction in Little Rock. It was one of four R&R projects then underway, and several more were in the planning stage.

KennyCagle
KennyCagle on September 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I saw “Brainstorm” in 70MM at the Heights. They had a huge screen and I remember the sound being very loud, especially during the scenes of the “brain recordings.”

Ricky_T1966
Ricky_T1966 on September 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I went to see late night shows of Rocky Horror and A Clockwork Orange there. Loved that little place. Wish it could have been made a “Classics” re-run house.

Ricky_T1966
Ricky_T1966 on September 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Oh, and in later life certainly the place had two screens, not one as in the description.

jamestv
jamestv on September 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

This theatre closed at the end of Summer 1985—-this was never a twin theatre—-unless someone later reopened it as a twin—-which I don’t think happened.

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on June 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Reportedly played E.T. in 70mm for two weeks starting on April 1st, 1983

Coate
Coate on June 15, 2017 at 1:33 am

^ Gee, I wonder where you read that. ;–)

rivest266
rivest266 on November 5, 2017 at 6:34 pm

This opened on May 1st, 1946. grand opening ad in the photo section.

dpd3741cpl
dpd3741cpl on July 8, 2018 at 7:54 pm

I lived in the Valley View Apt’s on Kavanaugh Blvd. in the late 40’s and regularlly attended the movies at the Heights Theater. A bunch of us kids would ride the street car out to the Heights to go to the Saturday Matinees. I think it cost maybe 25 cents to attend. We would watch Movie Tone News first and then westerns all afternoon. Fond memories.

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