Updated Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:53 pm
Imagine going back in time to be a part of the first audience to see the infamous shower scene at the Bates Motel, or to witness hundreds of crows chasing Tippi Hedren across the silver screen.
The Athena Cinema aims to bring those experiences to modern-day Athenians with its latest film showcase, "The Hitchcock Retrospective."
From Jan. 28 to March 25, the Athena Cinema is screening eight different Alfred Hitchcock films on Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m.
"We feel it's important to play the classics and offer our audience to see them on the big screen…the fascination with Alfred Hitchcock is something that reaches many audiences," said Alexandra Kamody, managing director at the Athena Cinema.
"In fact, it seems to be the year of Hitchcock, with the release of the biographical film Hitchcock as well as a project to restore some of his classic prints from the silent era. He is the master of suspense and we feel it is important to honor him," she added.
True to Hitchcock’s trademark motif, the Athena Cinema is adding a "twist" to the showcase. Along with Hitchcock classics Rear Window (1954), Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), the theater is also presenting some of his lesser known films like Topaz (1969) and Torn Curtain (1966).
"It’s important to showcase a wide variety of his work," stressed Kamody. "We like to give people the opportunity to see something they know and love and maybe something new."
Hitchcock Retrospective shedule (all showtimes at 7 p.m.):
Rear Window: Jan. 28
The Trouble with Harry: Feb. 3, 4
Psycho: Feb. 17, 18
Vertigo: Feb. 10, 11
The Birds: Feb. 24, 25
Torn Curtain: March 10, 11
Topaz: March 17, 18
Frenzy: March 24, 25
For details, visit www.athenacinema.com