Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated summer release In the Heights is available nationwide in Spanish on the TheaterEars app – the app that empowers moviegoers to enjoy a film at the movie theatre in Spanish using just their smartphone and earbuds.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton conceived of In the Heights as an ode to the tight knit community he grew up in, Washington Heights. Together with Jon M. Chu, the director of Crazy Rich Asians, they have crafted a world where the streets are made of music and little dreams, sueñitos, become big.
Miranda, who is also the Global Ambassador for TheaterEars said, “In the Heights represents the beauty of inclusivity and diversity. Language shouldn't be a barrier for audiences to enjoy this story. My Abuela Claudia would have been able to benefit from TheaterEars whenever we went to the movies. It did not exist then, but it does now. TheaterEars is important to me, the Latinx community, and this movie."
“Hands down, In the Heights is a cultural moment for the Latinx community,” said Dan Mangru, CEO of TheaterEars. “Being connected to this movie and working with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Warner Bros. has been an immense honor. In The Heights deserves to be seen by everyone regardless of language or venue, which is why it was vital to make this movie available in Spanish both in movie theaters and at home.”
“TheaterEars has been a trusted partner, helping us expand the reach of our movies to Spanish-speaking moviegoers. We are proud to team up with TheaterEars and Lin-Manuel Miranda to bring In the Heights to an even broader audience,” said Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros.