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The Queen at the Heights with an Ike’s Chaser

Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2007 01:00 am GMT -6 in Food, Movies

My wife and I had a nice night on the town Saturday, thanks to my mom watching the girls. We went to see Helen Mirren’s Oscar-winning performance in The Queen at a theater we had never visited before, the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights.

Opened in 1926, the Heights claims to be the Twin Cities longest continuously operated show house. The theater was beautiful and we made sure to catch the organist playing the very unique Wurlitzer organ before the show. After about 20 minutes, the disco ball lights came on, the organ dropped down and the movie started. Wow.

Being a Kingsbury, I love all things British. I thought the movie was very good and it made me want to visit London again. We’ve been to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster and Buckingham Palace and it fun seeing all of them again. I’d really like to take the girls there soon–it’s such a great city.

After the movie, we stopped by one of my favorite downtown Minneapolis restaurants, Ike’s. I think they stopped publishing their website (it used to be ilikeikes.com), but here are a few reviews. Ike’s serves one of my favorite burger and fries combos in town, all in a great 1940s cocktail lounge atmosphere. How can you not like a place that brings you hot chocolate chip cookies and dum dum suckers when you’re finished?

Originally published by DK on March 4, 2007 at 1:00 am
 

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