Heights Theatre

5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard,
Little Rock, AR 72205

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dpd3741cpl on July 8, 2018 at 4:54 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.

rivest266 on November 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

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

Coate on June 14, 2017 at 10:33 pm

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

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on June 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm

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

jamestv on September 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

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.

Ricky_T1966 on September 2, 2013 at 9:45 am

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

Ricky_T1966 on September 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

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.

KennyCagle on September 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

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.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 7, 2010 at 5:32 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.

jamestv on June 7, 2010 at 3:29 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.