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See Hitchcock on the Big Screen With the Castro Theatre's Hitch for the Holidays

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If my review of “The 39 Steps” got you in the mood for some classic Hitchcock films, you’re in luck. Beginning this Wednesday, December 16, the Castro Theatre will be showing 13 (!) of the director’s finest. Even if you’ve seen these before, you may not have had the chance to enjoy them on the big screen. And for those unfamiliar with his work, it’s never too late to become a fan of the master of suspense.

Here’s the schedule—

Dec. 16: “Rear Window” (2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.) and “Shadow of a Doubt” (4:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m.)
Dec. 17: “Rebecca” (2 p.m., 7 p.m.) and “Marnie” (4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
Dec. 18: “Vertigo” (2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
Dec. 19: “The Birds” (2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.) and “Notorious” (4:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.)
Dec. 20: “North By Northwest” (3:30 p.m., 8 p.m.) and “The 39 Steps” (1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.)
Dec. 22: “Strangers on a Train” (2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.) and “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (4:35 p.m., 9 p.m.)
Dec. 23: “Psycho” (2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.) and “Frenzy” (4:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m.)

I’ll definitely be attending as many as I can. “Vertigo” and “Strangers on a Train” are two of my favorites, but these are all great films. Because this is the Castro, pay special attention to gay subtext, which is all over the place in the aforementioned “Strangers on a Train” and in “Rebecca.” Too bad they’re not showing “Rope.” Remember, that Castro double features mean you get two films for the price of one ($10). Sweet deal!