Why You Should See 'In the Heights' in a Theater, According to the Director and Writer

It’s been roughly 15 months since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit and we were last able to see movies safely in theaters. Some moviegoers have already started braving the cinemas in recent months to get that long-missed big-screen screen experience. But others have reasonably been cautious about going to the movie theater, either because of crowds or lack of vaccinations.

But both In the Heights director Jon M. Chu and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes want to tell moviegoers that their new musical movie will be worth the trip to the theater.

“It will heal you. I promise.”

In an interview with /Film’s Jacob Hall, director Jon M. Chu urged audiences to see In the Heights in theaters. And it’s more than just to promote his own movie (though there’s plenty of that as well). It’s because In the Heights is just the kind of healing experience we all need as we emerge from the isolation of the pandemic. Chu said:

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