In the first-and-only-official 50th Anniversary salute to Alfred Hitchock's “The Birds" Grauman’s Chinese will present a special screening "The Birds" at 7:30 PM on Thurs., Jan. 17, 2013 with a special question and answer session with the two surving cast members Tippi Hedren and Veronica Cartwright prior to the opening curtain. Price for aticket is just $5. The anniversary screening, part of Grauman's ongoing 85th anniversary celebration, is expected to attract a slew of A-list celebrities.
According to TV Guide, "The Birds", Hitchcock's follow-up to "Psycho" (1960) was yet another ground-breaking addition to the horror genre and further revealed the master director's darker obsessions. Loosely based on a Daphne du Maurier short story, the action is set in Bodega Bay and follows bored, spoiled socialite Melanie Daniels (Hedren) as she romantically pursues dashing lawyer Mitch Brenner (Taylor). Tension soon develops among Melanie, schoolteacher Annie Hayworth, Mitch's former flame (Pleshette), and Mitch's domineering mother (Tandy). The emotional interplay is interrupted (and reflected) by the sudden and unexplained attack of thousands of birds on the area.
About the Chinese Theatres
Since 1927, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has been the home of the most important, star powered red carpet movie premieres and special events, where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest talents have come to watch their movies. The most famous movie theatre on the globe is world-renowned for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt, and numerous stars from all eras of Hollywood. In addition to being a major international tourist destination, The Chinese Theatre, and its six adjacent cinemas, the Chinese 6, are everyday working movie theatres, hosting millions of moviegoers year round.
Grauman's is located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. in the heart of Hollywood, for information call