The Birds

By avh651
Written September 20, 2012
I enjoyed the movie "The Birds" on the big screen. However, there were some issues that made the experience less enjoyable: 1. There was a quiz at the beginning concerning Alfred Hitchcock movies; the same quiz was shown at least six (6) times! 2. During the interview with Tippi Hedren, the movie screen went blank and there was only the audio portion. This lasted approximately 4-1/2 minutes. 3. When the movie ended, the lights did not go up and the audience had to leave in darkness. This was at the Rave Cinema Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Disappointed

By jsinton
Written September 20, 2012
For anyone going to see this film, they would probably know the story and dialogue by heart, so loving the film is a given. This movie has no equal for the first time viewer. The issues was in the presentation. For a full color restoration, the colors were totally dull. I suspect that was a function of the projection technology, but it didn't reflect well on the film. I expected at least a minimum of fanfare, but there was none to be had. The ticket taker had not even heard of the movie, had to look it up and make sure there was such a thing. Then there was a HUGE chunk of the movie that was lost during transmission, losing the critical scenes of the bird attack on the town, as well as the death of Annie Heyworth, which I found COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. Should not have been shown without a complete download. For the finale, the theater didn't know where the end of the viewing was, so they didn't turn on the theater lights, so we had to exit in the dark. I'll stay home next time
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Tha Birds

By cannonball1987
Written September 20, 2012
Have seen this film on tv, but soooo much better on the big screen! Even tho it was made in the 60s, it still conjurers up some pretty frightening images as the birds descend on the sleepy little town of Bodega Bay. Thanks for putting the classics back on the big screen, where they belong!
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THE BIRDS

By CACTUSTOM
Written September 20, 2012
The theatre that did the showing was incompetent. The previews showed without the audio. When the interview w/Robert Osborne and Tippi came on it played for a bit and then it it stopped for 20 minutes. They then started video 10 minutes into the movie and no sound. They had to rewind it back to the interview, still no sound for 2-3 minutes and then the movie started. After the movie, no credits and no house lights. We had to make our way out of the theartre in the dar. The manager was apathetic and didn't seem to know what was going on. I don't think I will do this again -- very disappointing. I can buy it on DVD and watch it at home without the all the hassle.
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The Birds a Real Horror

By MarkCaplan
Written September 20, 2012
Dear Fathom Events: I don't want to sit through a 20 minute Robert Osborne interview that gives away the best scenes of the movie BEFORE the movie is screened! Shouldn't that be obvious? Either start the movie on time or screen a brief clip of something UNRELATED to the movie we're about to see. I also don't want to see before the movie starts what the beautiful heroine looks like 50 years later. The Regal Stonecrest theater in South Charlotte (NC) had the sound cranked up to deafening levels, both for the Osborne interview and the feature film. I had to flee the theater soon after the opening credits to preserve my hearing. The digital artifacts in the feature film were fairly obvious and distracting. My seat was about in the middle of the theater. In short, THE BIRDS laid an egg.
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