Thrill to “Hitchcock in Color” Cinema at Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Chills and thrills will greet film-goers as Reynolda House Museum of American Art opens its fifth season of Cinema Under the Stars. “Hitchcock in Color” is co-presented by Reynolda House and the School of Filmmaking of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on Friday nights in August and the first Friday in September.

Each film, directed by famed master of mystery Alfred Hitchcock, will be screened at 9 p.m. under the stars in front of Reynolda House. The gates open at 8 p.m., and film-goers are encouraged to come early, bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and picnic on the lawn. Beer and wine will be available for purchase only. In case of rain, the screening will move inside to the Babcock auditorium. Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for members and students.

Cinema Under the Stars Schedule

Friday, August 6
“Rear Window” (1954)
Rated PG, 112 min.
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Raymond Burr
A daring free-lance photographer with a broken leg entertains himself by a perennial Manhattan pastime: observing his neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife and enlists the help of his fashion-consultant girlfriend and his visiting nurse to investigate. “In deadly danger . . . because they saw too much!”
“Rear Window” is sponsored by Black Horse Studio.

Friday, August 13
“To Catch a Thief” (1955)
Unrated, 106 min.
Starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Jessie Royce Landis
John Robie—a.k.a. “The Cat”—is a retired cat burglar enjoying the finer things in life along the French Riviera. When a series of burglaries cast suspicion his way, Robie sets out to catch the new thief himself with the help of a beautiful American heiress. “For a moment he forgets he’s a thief—and she forgets she’s a lady!”

Friday, August 20
“Vertigo” (1958)
Rated PG, 128 min.
Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes
A retired police detective agrees to investigate the strange behavior of the wife of an old college friend, leading him into a vortex of reincarnations, suicides, and elaborate plots. “Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!”

Friday, August 27
“North by Northwest” (1959)
Unrated, 131 min.
Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, and Martin Landau
A thoroughly citified Madison Avenue advertising executive travels the Midwest pursued by the police for a murder, spies who have mistaken him for a government agent, and a mysterious beauty he romanced on the train. “A 2000 MILE CHASE . . . That blazes a trail of TERROR to a gripping, spine-chilling climax!”
Plus! Come early Aug. 27 for Reynolda After Hours Does Madison Avenue, a Mad Men-themed party on the lawn.
“North by Northwest” and” Reynolda After Hours Does Madison Avenue” are sponsored by “Our State” magazine.

Friday, September 3
“The Birds” (1963)
Rated PG-13, 119 min.
Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jessica Tandy
Tranquil Bodega Bay gets roiled by two unexpected visitations, first by a practical joking San Francisco socialite and then by mysterious spate of avian vigilantism. “Nothing you have ever witnessed before has prepared you for such sheer stabbing shock!”

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston-Salem, was the first state-supported residential school of its kind in the nation. Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (City of the Arts and Innovation) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual, and moving image arts. For more information, visit the school’s Web site at

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