Tribeca 2013: Tribeca Drive-In Returns with The Birds and Beetlejuice

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tribeca13 - Tribeca 2013: Tribeca Drive-In Returns with The Birds and BeetlejuiceThe Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express from April 17-28, has announced the return of its signature free community events, including the Tribeca Drive-In (April 18-20), which will be screening two classics near and dear to genre fans’ hearts. Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
The popular Tribeca Drive-In is back at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza), co-sponsored by AT&T and JetBlue and hosted by Brookfield. Kicking off this beloved series will be the classic Hitchcock film The Birds, followed by Tim Burton’s beloved horror comedy Beetlejuice. Before each movie be sure to join in on games and activities for all ages, including trivia contests, ghoulish costume contests, face painting, prize giveaways, and more.

These free evenings of cinema under the stars are open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs will begin at 6:00 PM, with screenings starting at dusk (approximately 8:15 PM).

The Birds – Thursday, April 18
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest thrillers ever made! A casual boy-meets-girl story takes a turn toward the extreme when the couple lands in the tiny town of Bodega Bay, California, just in time to witness its sizable population of birds attack. Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, directed this nightmarish fantasy starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, and Suzanne Pleshette. Courtesy of Universal.

Beetlejuice – Friday, April 19
Two just-arrived ghosts discover that scaring away the new residents of their old house is not as easy as saying a name three times. This beloved comedy from 1988 was the perfect vehicle for Tim Burton’s unique style and vivid imagination. Michael Keaton plays the title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace, alongside co-stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara, and Winona Ryder. Courtesy of Warner Bros. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Other events during TFF 2013 include the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair featuring an exciting lineup of programs to entertain the entire family, including the new Tribeca Studios Backlot, and the Tribeca Food Feast, which will offer festivalgoers a chance to watch chefs from the neighborhood and beyond create their unique dishes on a show kitchen stage and try their hand at a variety of cooking activities.

For more info visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website, like the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page, and follow @TribecaFilmFest on Twitter (join the conversation by using the hashtag #TFF).

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