Sunday, Oct. 20 HITCHCOCK SUNDAY!
Tickets for “Nightmare on Franklin Street” feature films are $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members. Double-feature tickets (one admission for any two of these films) are available for $15 for adults and $13 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members. Triple-feature tickets (one admission for each of the three films) are available for $21 for adults and $18 for children, seniors military and Tampa theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa or online (service fees apply).
Director Sacha Gervasi adapts Stephen Rebello’s book ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO to explore the relationship between the legendary British director (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), who played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the making of her husband’s terrifying 1960 classic PSYCHO. Scarlett Johansson co-stars as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy portrays Anthony Perkins in a film also featuring Jessica Biel, Danny Huston, Toni Collette and Ralph Macchio. 2012/Rated PG-13/1h 38m
Wealthy reformed party girl Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) enjoys a brief flirtation with lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet shop and decides to follow him to Bodega Bay, bearing a gift of two lovebirds. One day, during a birthday party for Mitch’s younger sister, a flock of birds attacks the children in what seems to be a random incident. In fact, it signals the beginning of a massive avian assault on the residents of the town–a mysterious assault that no one can explain…and from which no one may come out alive.
In Alfred Hitchcock’s heart-pounding follow-up to PSYCHO, the director couples a tone of rigorous morality with dark humor to create a thriller that begins as a light comedy and ends as an apocalyptic allegory. Loosely based on a Daphne du Maurier story and a Santa Monica newspaper account, “Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes,” THE BIRDS also features groundbreaking special effects that surprised audiences in 1963. 1963/Rated PG/1h 59m
Anthony Perkins is the haunting, lonely motel keeper Norman Bates, who presides over an out-of-the-way motel under the domineering specter of his mother. The young, well-intentioned Bates is introduced to the audience when Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a blonde on the run with stolen money, checks in for the night. But Mother doesn’t like loose women, so the stage is set for what is often credited as the invention of the modern horror film genre – as well as one of the most famous scenes in cinematic history. 1960/Rated R/1h 49m