15 September 2023 / Annie Waite

Get ready for a week of Hitchcock

It's just over 100 years since Alfred Hitchcock's first feature, so join our week of events from 7 to 11 October to celebrate the master director.

Soak up the splendour of Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE, who was an English film director, screenwriter, producer and editor.

Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema, over six decades he directed over 50 feature films, many of which are still widely watched and studied today - and we're bringing a handful of the best to you this October. Please join us for the adventure!

What's on during Hitchcock Week?

A woman standing by a riverWait for Me - plus Q&A with the director and John Knowles

Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm

Although not a Hitchcock film, Wait for Me is nestled into our Hitchcock weekender, as a modern take on the crime thriller.

We're delighted that this screening will include an introduction and Q&A with Director Keith Farrell and local thespian and playwright John Knowles, discussing the importance of working class stories in films today, and ways that working class directors can source funding to get their films made.

Book now for Wait for Me >>

A man looking out of a window with a zoom lensRear Window - with introduction from Ben Newell

Sunday 8 October, 11am

Join us for Hitchcock's 1954 skillful masterclass in cinematic storytelling... and voyeurism! Starring James Stewart.

Free cuppa and biscuits with Sunday morning screening tickets!

Resident Electric Palace cinephile Ben Newell will provide a short introduction to the screening.

Book now for Rear Window >>

Birds attacking a womanThe Birds

Sunday 8 October, 2pm

Proving once again that build-up is the key to suspense, Alfred Hitchcock successfully turned birds into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history.

A classic Hitchcock horror awaits, full of flapping, chaos and feathers. Squawk! Caw Caw!

Resident Electric Palace cinephile Ben Newell will provide a short introduction to the screening.

Book now for The Birds >>

Everything you were afraid to ask...with lots of wires and springs coming out of a graphic face of a personEverything you ever wanted to know about... Hitchcock (but were afraid to ask!) - Interactive film course

Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm

Calling all film fanatics! Looking for new directors to examine from the chronicles of film history? Keen to meet like-minded cinema enthusiasts to discuss, debate and share trivia in a fun, relaxed and open environment? Then we have the evening for you.

‘Everything You Wanted to Know about…Hitchcock’ is an opportunity to spend an evening with resident cinephile Ben Newell as he takes you through an enjoyable journey, each month focusing on a particular director. This month Hitchcock is put under the microscope.

All tickets for the talk are just £5 and the night will include quizzes and discussion, and a chance to socialise afterwards with other film fans.

Book now for the interactive Hitchcock talk >>

Please note, we are no longer screening the previously advertised 'My Name is Alfred Hitchcock' on Friday 6 October. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

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