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Best of Philly 2008

Phoenixville Arts & Culture

Art & Independent Films
7 nights a week
Sundays at 2:00pm
Young Audiences
Saturdays at 2:00pm
Fright Night
First Fridays at 9:45pm
Baby Nights
Mondays at 6:30pm
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Film Discussions
Wednesdays at 9:30pm


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1960. R. 109 min. Universal. 35mm.

  • Sunday
  • Sun, Feb 24
  • 2:00 pm

Rounding out our month of VistaVision Hitchcock classics is this, arguably his most famous and influential feature film. As London’s Radio Times has stated, this is “The most talked about and shocked about horror thriller of all time. Who could ever get tired of checking into the Bates motel to witness Janet Leigh under the shower in the most appallingly brilliant movie murder in cinema history. The model for practically every terror vision made in the last 30 years, Psycho is the best-remembered movie of one of the world’s best-known directors. …It will always remain the ultimate study in scary schizophrenia.” What more can we say beyond that? This is one of the very few movies that, no matter how many times you view it, still has the power to scare you. Come see it on the Colonial’s big screen. Mother would want it that way. (Bill Roth)