Hitchcock's 'Birds' Kicks Off Classic Film Series at Local Theaters

'The Birds,' 'Frankenstein' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' are just a few of the classic films you can see at local theaters in a series starting Tuesday.

Old-fashioned thrill-seekers are in for a treat starting Tuesday night, 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 several theaters on the Peninsula. The series coincides with Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary.

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

The screenings begin at 7 p.m. today at selected theaters.

On Oct. 24, just 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

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

- Bay City News Service


San Mateo - Century Downtown 12, 320 2nd Ave.

Palo Alto - CineArts 2, Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Bldg. 6

Redwood City - Century 20 Downtown, 825 Middlefield Way (Theater Way)

San Bruno - Century Theatres at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino Real

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