"The Birds" at the Los Angeles Theatre | Los Angeles Conservancy
Los Angeles Theatre photo by Mike Hume; "The Birds" film still courtesy NBCUniversal.

"The Birds" at the Los Angeles Theatre

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets available for purchase at the theatre beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Birds (1963)

Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre, downtown L.A.
Color; 35mm 
119 minutes

Evening hosts: architectural historian, Christine Madrid French and actress Veronica Cartwright 

free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture! 

Join us for a free afterparty at Clifton's after the screening!

Special lecture! Join us at 6 p.m. for a special lecture with Christine Madrid French, highlighting the buildings featured in Hitchcock's films. This event is separately ticketed. Learn more >>

About the Film

This 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller stars Tippi Hedren in one of her earliest and most memorable roles. Young San Francisco socialite Melanie Daniels (Hedren) meets lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a bird shop, where he mistakes her for a salesperson. Intrigued by Brenner, Daniels attempts to surprise him by delivering a pair of lovebirds to his family home in Bodega Bay.

In Bodega Bay, Daniels notices the local birds behaving strangely. First, a single seagull swoops down and gashes her forehead in a seemingly fluke incident. However, more and more the birds seem to be coordinating, and their attacks are becoming more violent. What is causing the birds’ menacing behavior, and will the town’s residents survive it?

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock keeps the audience on the edge of their seat until the very end of this iconic film.

Tippi Hedren earned a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year – Actress for her role in The Birds.

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