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Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 11-12 for 60th anniversary

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 11-12 for 60th anniversary
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From a press release:

Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events’ fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which was set to run all year in movie theaters across the country, had to skip a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s back with 60th anniversary screenings of “Psycho” on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12, just in time for Halloween.

One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” changed the thriller genre forever. Join the master of suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

Named No. 1 on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years… 100 Thrills” list, this notorious film has become a cultural phenomenon. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history, the famous “shower scene,” “Psycho” is “still terrifying after all these years,” according to “Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide.” Be prepared to see the uncut version of one of the scariest movies of all time at a special event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

The 1960 film will be presented in select movie theaters through Fathom Events’ Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 and XD (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre), and Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).

Times and dates vary at each theater. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

‘Psycho’ screening schedule

Cinemark 20 and XD: Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14: Oct. 11 at 4 p.m

Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD: Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

In addition, TCM will present a 40th anniversary screening of “The Shining,” directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel by Stephen King, on Saturday, Oct. 17; Tuesday, Oct. 20; and Thursday, Oct. 22.

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who has a history of alcoholism and child abuse, becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. This event also includes exclusive insights from TCM.

‘The Shining’ screening schedule

Cinemark 20 and XD: Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14: Oct. 20 at 7 p.m

Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD: Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.

Now in its fourth year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series continues to grow in popularity. In 2019, many events in the series experienced sold-out audiences and ranked near or at the top of box office results, showcasing the enduring appeal and popularity of gathering in a darkened movie theater to see the sights and hear the sounds of the best Hollywood has ever created. Each film is presented with pristine digital projection and movie theater-quality sound, further enhanced by fascinating pre- and post-feature insights presented by popular TCM hosts.

Turner Classic Movies is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world, highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from primetime host Ben Mankiewicz, along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.

Currently in its 25th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like “The Essentials,” along with annual programming events like “31 Days of Oscar” in February and “Summer Under the Stars” in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM develops a wide range of books about classic film, offers classic movie merchandise online in the TCM Shop, curates quarterly wine shipments with the TCM Wine Club, and hosts a wealth of material at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,091 locations and 1,901 screens in 184 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.