The beautifully restored Stanford Theatre will be screening double features of Hitchcock films for the next two months. They have selected a couple of pretty popular titles like Psycho and Rear Window, but also included some that were probably not as screened in the US, like Under Capricorn. Each pair of films will be screening from Thursday through Sunday, with earlier showings during the weekend. It's perfect for those who tend to run late and wish for another chance to make it to a screening. I've been guilty of that more times than I can remember.
If you live in the Bay Area and have been waiting for the perfect reason to visit The Stanford Theatre, this is it. It's also a good reason to return to the classic theatre, whose 1925 glamour was restored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 1987. It feels like stepping into a time capsule. They do not accept credit or debit cards but tickets are only $7, which is about half what you would normally pay to see a movie in theatres. (And they have amazing popcorn!) This theatre is in the same ranks as The Castro Theatre; both are open for the sake of film appreciation, not profit, and places like this are getting harder to find. Both theatres also feature live organ playing. These are just some of the reasons it feels great to support these theatres while they're still here. Check out the film schedule and other info here.
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