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Published On: Sat, Feb 28th, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ comes to theaters for two nights in March

Spy through the “rear window” from the best seat in the house as “TCM Presents: Rear Window” arrives at select U.S. cinemas as a special two-day event on March 22 and 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. Presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, this classic 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film stars Hollywood legends James Stewart and Grace Kelly and is digitally re-mastered for premium picture and sound quality. In addition to the film, movie buffs will also be treated to a specially produced introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

Rear-Window-pic-Jimmy Stewart with cameraTickets for “TCM Presents: Rear Window” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 600 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Widely considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s very best films, Rear Window finds photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) wheelchair bound with a broken leg and confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as “Miss Torso” (Georgine Darcy), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or “Miss Lonelyhearts” (Judith Evelyn), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers. Of particular interest is a seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who is saddled with a nagging invalid wife.

One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife’s incessant shouting comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries’ musings just might happen to be the truth.

“Fathom Events is pleased to add another exciting film to the slate of TCM events and once again provide guests with the best possible experience to enjoy an iconic film,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “Rear Window is the ultimate thriller from Hitchcock, and there is no better way to view it than on the big screen with fellow film lovers.”

Rear Window is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  For the ultimate Alfred Hitchcock experience, check out Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection featuring 15 of the director’s best films.

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