The Birds


Saturday 26 February

Ticket price

General admission

$35 Non-member adult

$20 Non-member child

Members gets 10% off

Lawn Lounge

General admission + $17 per person

Members get 10% off

Gold Grass

General admission + $28 per person

Members get 10% off

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What brought the birds to Bodega Bay? In Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic, tabloid socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren in her film debut) is so wrapped up in the pursuit of handsome lawyer Mitch that she doesn't notice, at first, all those beady eyes and sharp beaks following her on her trip across the bay. Inspired – if you can believe it – by the real-life behaviour of algae-addled birds, the senseless and inescapable attacks will make you flinch when you hear a feather rustling. Or, when you lay back on the Zoo lawn and notice the dark silhouettes of our friendly neighbourhood bats floating overhead.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Year: 1963

Running time: 1hr 59min

Genre: Drama/Horror

Film classification: PG - Mild horror themes and violence

About Zoo Summer Cinema

You're invited to Zoo Summer Cinema, a new outdoor moviegoing experience in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Classic favourites, cult hits, premiere events and new releases are projected against the night sky.

Spend a summer evening at the Zoo visiting the animals before you find a spot on the lawns, or upgrade to the exclusive Lawn Lounge or premium Gold Grass sections. Take in the sounds of local DJs before the main attraction, and pay a visit to the food precinct for dinner and a drink.

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Zoo Summer Cinema supports Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit and its work to rescue injured marine wildlife in Victoria's waters.

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