"In the Heat of the Night" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | Los Angeles Conservancy
The Theatre at Ace Hotel photo by Mike Hume; "In the Heat of the Night" film still courtesy of Park Circus/MGM Studios.

"In the Heat of the Night" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets available for purchase at the theatre beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, downtown L.A.
Color; digital projection
109 minutes

Evening host: film historian and critic Leonard Maltin

free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture! 

About the Film

In one of his most memorable roles, acclaimed actor Sidney Poitier stars in this 1967 film as police officer Virgil Tibbs. 

When a wealthy local businessman in a rural Southern town is murdered, Tibbs, an out-of-towner, is the first suspect. However, after it is revealed that Tibbs is a homicide detective from Philadelphia, the murdered man's widow insists he work on the case. 

Tensions rise as some of the town’s racist residents object to Tibbs taking part in the case. Will this outsider be able to overcome the racism of the rural South and find the culprit?