Hitchcock's 'The Birds' To Be Shown Locally Tonight

Theaters in Cupertino and Mountain View will present one of master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's best works for audiences on big screens at 7 p.m.


Old-fashioned thrill-seekers are in for a treat starting tonight, with a series of classic movie screenings planned at local theaters over the next few months.

Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror film "The Birds" will kick off the series of four newly restored films, which are being screened nationwide, including at nearly two-dozen Bay Area theaters.

AMC Cupertino 16, Mountain View Cinemas 16, Santa Cruz 9, and Milpitas Great Mall 20 will show the film in our area.

The series coincides with Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary.

"The Birds," filmed in Bodega Bay, will be also be screened at other theaters in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Marin and Napa counties.

The screenings begin at 7 p.m. tonight.

On Oct. 24, in time for Halloween, retouched versions of "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" will be screened.

The fourth film, "To Kill a Mockingbird," will be shown on Nov. 15.

The four films are presented on behalf of Turner Classic Movies and will include a filmed introduction by TCM host and movie buff Robert Osborne.

More information about participating theaters and tickets can be found at fathomevents.com.

-Bay City News

randy albin September 20, 2012 at 09:22 PM
according to my college major, i was told to study movies of francoise truffaut and alfred hitchcock. these are important movies to pay attention to the technicalities of how they were produced. if alfred hitchcock was making movies today would they do well at the box office or would they flop?
Dave Colby September 21, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Good question, Randy. I also studied film in college...Bergman, Truffaut, Hitchcock, et al. Regarding your question, I do think there will always be room for and an eagerness of strong stories in film of content, no matter what other future trends there may be. At least I hope so!


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