Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present a nationwide screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS (1963) – flying back into theaters on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters at 2:00 p.m. The screening will feature a newly restored version of the films created by Universal Pictures in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. There will be an introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne, who will take audiences behind the scenes for a look at what went into making Hitchocock’s classic.
THE BIRDS screens as part of the “TCM Event Series,” which uses new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Other screenings in the series include a double bill of FRANKENSTEIN and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN on October 24, and a 50th anniversary screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on November 15.
Screening Date: September 19 at 7pm (2pm matinees in some locations).
Tickets to the series are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Click here for a complete list of theatres screening THE BIRDS.
From the press release:
“The Birds” event on Sept. 19 will bring back Alfred Hitchcock’s chilling 1963 masterpiece, telling the tale of modern rich socialite Melanie Daniels and the strange behavior of birds north of San Francisco. As birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find outdoors, there is no explanation, and survival becomes the priority. Osborne will share an exclusive interview he conducted specifically for this special presentation with the film’s star Tippi Hedren filmed earlier this year at the Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Hedren reveals how “Hitch” hand-picked her to play the part of Melanie Daniels, and also how the movie that launched her career also practically ended it. Osborne will reach deep into the TCM Archives to share more on-set stories from Hedren’s co-stars Rod Taylor and Suzanne Pleshette.
As part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary this year, a commemorative 50th Anniversary release of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is currently available on Blu-ray™/DVD. Coming to Blu-ray™ for the first time, “The Birds” will be released as part of the “Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection” on Sept. 25. Also premiering on Blu-ray™, “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein” will be included in the “Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection” available Oct. 2.