From the genius creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, to your screen, bringing together lovers, dreamers and music from a Dominican community in a New York neighborhood called Washington Heights. . Here’s how to watch In the Heights with an HBO Max subscription, and more details about its worldwide release.
The Heights tells the story of Usnavi de la Vega, the owner of the bodega, and the close-knit community of the largely Dominican neighborhood called Washington Heights. Despite the hardships of daily life, each finds love, hope, and friendship in each other, and works hard to transform their lives. suenos (“little dreams”) in reality.
There is an amazing cast of characters here. Anthony Ramos (who may be familiar to viewers from the filmed version of Hamilton) is the wide-eyed grocery store owner Usnawi, who yearns for both the Dominican Republic and the stunningly beautiful Vanessa (Vida’s Malissa Barrera). His ardent best friend Benny (Corey Hawkins, The Walking Dead) works at Rosario’s cab company, and has romantic feelings for the owner’s daughter, Nina (singer Leslie Grace). She is smart and determined, but, after struggling to pay through college, is back at the heights.
Starring Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and award-winning actor Jimmy Smuts (NYPD Blue), In the Heights is a visually spectacular celebration of the community that critics are calling the movie phenomenon of the summer. And, if you’re a fan of La La Land and West Side Story, you’ll want to check out the guide below for how to watch In the Heights online, streaming on HBO Max until July 11.
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How to Watch In the Heights Online in the US
There’s only one place to watch Warner Bros.’s 2021 movies online, and that’s HBO Max. On June 10, In the Heights will mark the film’s theatrical debut as well as the eighth title to be released online, day and date. And, like previous Warner Bros. movies, it’s available to stream from 12.01am PT / 03.01am ET on that day for a period of 31 days, before being removed from the platform until the end of its theatrical run.
There are currently two HBO Max subscription plans available: one “with ads” at $9.99 per month, the other “ad-free” at the familiar $14.99. However, if you want to watch online and upcoming WB releases like Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16, you’ll have to shell out for the $14.99 option, as early access isn’t available for WB blockbusters. Neither does the cheaper plan — nor crisp 4K UHD picture quality, for that matter.
The $14.99 fee can seem overwhelming. But, in addition to quick access to crowd-pleasing fare like In the Heights, you get more than 10,000 hours of prime content: titles from the Warner Bros. Archive and its subsidiaries (New Line Cinema, for example), Studio Ghibli’s animated masterpieces. , DC Entertainment blockbusters like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and — clues in the name — every iconic HBO series of all time. Then there are all 10 seasons of Friends, the addictive HBO Max Originals, and more.
Of course, if theaters reopen where you are, you might want to think about supporting your local and watching In the Heights on the big screen for a change.
How to See in Heights to the Rest of the World?
This all-singing, all-dancing, emotion-filled spectacle will be rolled out to theaters around the world—where it is deemed safe to do so. In Canada, In the Heights will be available in theaters on June 11, the same day it was released in the US. It reaches UK audiences a week later on 18 June, and lands in Australia on 24 June.
At the moment, there is no confirmation whether these heights have been purchased by any of the major VOD platforms in these regions. However, many of the 2021 Warner Bros. films released on HBO Max – such as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – have been rented internationally as PVOD (Premium Video On Demand) titles on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple has been made available. iTunes, and Google Play Store. While we don’t know for sure yet, it would be worth checking out these websites to see if it’s right for the heights.
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