"Vertigo" at the Million Dollar Theatre | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo credits: "Vertigo" courtesy NBCUniversal; The Million Dollar Theatre by Annie Lasky/L.A. Conservancy

"Vertigo" at the Million Dollar Theatre

"Vertigo" at the Million Dollar Theatre

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 8:00pm Register

VERTIGO (1958)
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre, downtown Los Angeles

Color / 35 mm
2 hours 8 minutes

Screening hosted by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.

A free Q&A session about the historic Million Dollar Theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture! 

About the Film

Obsession, doppelgängers, icy blondes, and beautiful San Francisco locations shot in vivid Technicolor: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is consistently recognized as one of the top 10 films of all time.

James Stewart, abandoning his usual Everyman Hero role, plays Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police officer forced into early retirement due to fear of heights and vertigo he experiences after witnessing a colleague’s rooftop fall to his death. An old college friend visits and asks Scottie to follow the man’s wife, who has been behaving oddly. Scottie agrees, and so begins a movie with vertigo-inducing plot twists galore; Just when you think you’ve figured it out, everything gets turned on its head.

Co-starring Kim Novak, Vertigo is one of Hitchcock’s most personal films. The musical score was composed by the legendary Bernard Herrman, whose credits range from Citizen Kane to Psycho to Taxi Driver. And that eerie, iconic opening title sequence was designed by the great Saul Bass, whose artistry also graced classics from North by Northwest to West Side Story to Good Fellas.

Closeout 2023's Last Remaining Seats on the edge of your seat with one of the most unforgettable experiences in cinema history. 

The films in this series are presented as originally created during a different time period and may contain negative attitudes, language, and depictions of people and/or cultures. The Los Angeles Conservancy does not condone these representations. 

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