Bold: Hitchcock’s East End – Vertigo

By Pascal Ebner

Leytonstone Tube Station

September 2013 marks the start of the Hitchcock’s East End events – a series of screenings and special events concerned with the birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock: Waltham Forest. The program was created by the Barbican and Create London, which is part of the Barbican Centre. The first screening will start on 28 September in St. Margaret’s Church in Leytonstone with Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Vertigo”.

The events were created to celebrate the creation of “The Scene and Cleveland Place”, featuring a brand-new Empire Cinema with nine screens, homes, shops and diverse restaurants. To introduce the audience to the upcoming Hitchcock movies, established film-makers and critics will talk about each of the screened movies and offer new insights.

Alfred Hitchcock himself grew up in Waltham Forest: Create London aims to exemplify how the gothic and enigmatic surroundings may have inspired Hitchcock in creating his world renowned films.

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Leytonstone Mosaics: Vertigo mosaic

Tickets are available on the Create London website £8.50 and £5.50 for Waltham Forest residents. The new Empire Cinema at Waltham Forest will be opened in 2014.

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