“A boy’s best friend is his mother. “
Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his…. Mother.
“Timeless classic. Superb performances and the infamous shower scene make this the perfect nightmare.” (Empire Magazine)
“Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because PSYCHO was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Alfred Hitchcock didn’t just create modern horror, he validated it.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“After half a century of terror, PSYCHO is still ensuring that no one feels safe in the shower.” (Guardian)
Wednesday, January 17
Movie 8:30 pm *Apx. Start Time
Single Film tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
Why not make it a double bill and pair it with the new documentary 78/52: Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower Scene at 6:30 pm?
Double bill tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony. (Parental discretion advised.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 / 109 mins / PG) | A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by an unusual young man with “mommy issues.”