In all the time that I’ve been going to classic film screenings, I have never seen a Hitchcock movie bring out a lame crowd. Even if the movie plays midnight, people are always eager to see one of Hitch’s movies on the big screen. So back in March when The Redford Theatre announced they would be showing The Birds, I knew there would be a good crowd for it. But when they added that Tippi Hedren herself would be making an appearance at all three of their showings, I knew we had better get our tickets early because it was going to be crazy.
The Redford pulled out all the stops to make this an unforgettable event. For their Saturday night screening, they arranged a VIP event before the movie where, for a higher ticket price, Tippi would give a talk about The Birds, everyone would be given an autographed picture, and you got the added bonus of having first pick of the seats in the theater. My mom and I are big fans of the movie, we decided to go all out for this and got tickets for the VIP event.