Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!

“The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.”

Join us on Saturday, August 20 for one of Hitchcock’s best: VERTIGO.

In 2017, after a whopping 50 years at the top of the Sight & Sound magazine’s esteemed poll of film critics, academics, cineastes and distributors that determines their “50 Greatest Films of All Time,” Orson Welles’ debut film CITIZEN KANE was ousted by Alfred Hitchcock’s 45th feature, VERTIGO.

An erotic rumination on obsession and paranoia, it is considered, by many, to be his greatest cinematic achievement. James Stewart stars as an ex-police officer with an intense fear of heights who is hired to surveil an old friend’s wife in the hopes of preventing her from committing suicide.  But all is not as it seems, as his work moves from voyeurism to obsession. (It goes without saying that Hitchcock’s haunting, compelling work is uniquely revelatory about the director’s own predilections and hang-ups.) Also starring Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes.

“Alfred Hitchcock is daring us to leap. He has prepared the ultimate fix for a cinema junkie: a movie to get lost in.” (Rolling Stone)

“An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Why is this movie Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession.” (Newsweek)

Tuesday, August 23
Doors 5:40 pm | Movie 6:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets  HERE

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 / 128 mins / G) | A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
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