The Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano are hosting “Hitchcocktober” this month. Plano plays the films of Alfred Hitchcock on Wednesdays, while Dallas will get them outdoors at Mockingbird Station — for free — on Thursdays, beginning tonight at 8 p.m.
We can debate whether one should ever pay to see films on the big screen when you can catch them in one of their many repeats on Turner Classic Movies. What we can’t debate is that Dallas (even with that free price) is getting the short end of the programming stick.
Plano gets Psycho, Strangers on a Train, To Catch a Thief, and Vertigo. Dallas gets The Birds, Rear Window, Psycho, and Dial ‘M’ for Murder.
Plano, I’ll trade you The Birds (way over-rated and a bit cheesy) and Dial ‘M’ for Murder (Other than Grace Kelly, what’s the point?)Â for Strangers on a Train (under-rated and delightfully perverted) and Vertigo (Hitchcock’s greatest).