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Congressional Cemetery to Screen Hitchcock Film

by Andrew Ramonas May 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm 0

Congressional Cemetery (Photo via Wikimedia/Mr. Johnson, often nefarious)Moviegoers can watch a thriller in the dark at Congressional Cemetery this month.

The “Cinematery” outdoor film series at the Hill East cemetery is scheduled to launch on May 15 with Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” which chronicles mysterious avian attacks against people.

The cemetery at 1801 E St. SE will open its gates at 7:30 p.m. for the movie. But the film won’t start until 8:30 p.m., when it’s dark.

“It is kind of creepy,” said Paul Williams, president of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery.

The organization is suggesting a $10 cash donation to see the film. Food, blankets and chairs are welcome.

If it rains, the cemetery will have the movie May 28.

The cemetery also will screen films July 18 and Sept. 26. But Williams and his association haven’t determined which movies yet.

Photo via Wikimedia/Mr. Johnson, often nefarious

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