Spring: The snow has melted (we hope), the leaves are starting to come out, we get out the bikes and lawn furniture, start planting and preparing our yards and gardens, and retreat into a dark theater for... HITCHCOCK! That's right, the Heights and Trylon Cinema are bringing back the 2023 Hitchcock Film Festival, five classic films from four decades, one on glorious 35mm at the Heights Theater.


March 30, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is in trouble. Her father has just been convicted and sent to prison for being a Nazi spy, and now she's being pursued by a government agent, T. R. Devlin (Cary Grant) who wants her to spy for the United States. How? By becoming the lover of a South American fascist, Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains). Problem is, Devlin has also fallen for the patriotic Alicia, while having to push her deeper and deeper into a deadly game of espionage. Bergman was never better playing the distraught Alicia, who is caught not just in a trap of international intrigue, but in a misogynistic hellscape of awful men seeking to destroy her psychologically.

Presented by The Heights and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP - Walt Disney Pictures.

THE 39 STEPS in 35MM

April 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) is a Canuck visiting London, catching a music hall show. Shots ring out. A mysterious woman faints into his arms. Back at her flat, she mentions something called the 39 Steps before a knife is thrust into her back. Grabbing a map of Scotland from her cold hands, Richard hops a train to Scotland, where is the pursued and the pursuer, as a nationwide manhunt is out to find him as he is out to find the secret of the 39 Steps. Widely considered the first of Hitchcock's great entertainments, The 39 Steps is a must see on 35mm. "Oh, my God, what a masterpiece." - Orson Welles.

Presented by The Heights and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print - Park Circus


April 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Alfred Hitchcock's first film in America is a rapturous gothic masterpiece, owing nearly as much to the Master of Suspense's vision as to producer David O. Selznick. An unnamed woman (Joan Fontaine) and the dashing Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) meet on the French Riviera and married. He brings her to his seaside castle, Manderley, which is overseen by the steely Mrs. Danvers, whose obsession with the first Mrs. de Winter--Rebecca--is driving the new wife to the brink of insanity. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, it won two, including Best Picture, the only Hitchcock film to do so.

Presented by The Heights and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP - Walt Disney Pictures


April 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Cary Grant's John "The Cat" Robie is a retired burglar enjoying his retirement on the French Riviera. Problem is, there's a new Cat in town, plundering jewels from the ritziest hotels with utter abandon. Robie's old gang, trying to run a gourmet restaurant (!), is furious at him for bringing them under police scrutiny, and so our hero must trap the Cat and clear his name. Enter Grace Kelly's Frances, who might be the perfect bait to catch a thief... or the Cat herself. Hitchcock's suspenseful rom-com is perfectly irresistible, a visually stunning confection of sexual chemistry, humor, and suspense.

Presented by The Heights and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP - Paramount Pictures.


April 27, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Marnie (Tippi Hedren) is a compulsive thief, in seclusion after lifting ten grand from a former employer. When she later applies for a job at a publishing company owned by Mark Rutland (Sean Connery), she finds herself attracted to her new boss, but he's got dark secrets of his own, including an unhealthy obsession with Marnie's past. One of Hitchcock's most disturbing psychological thrillers, like "Vertigo", "Marnie" was little revered in its day, but is now widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. "Hitchcock's greatest film." - "The New Yorker"

Presented by The Heights and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP - Universal Pictures.