Feature Film Program

North by Northwest at Grand Central Terminal

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

This event is sold out and waitlist registration is at capacity.

Thu Oct 19 6:00 PM

The Film

North by Northwest

Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 136

“In the montage that opens 'North by Northwest' (1959) we see waves of New Yorkers rushing through the [Main Concourse]—some on their way to trains and subways, others simply passing through, enjoying a covered shortcut from one part of midtown to another. No wonder that later in the film, Cary Grant—an innocent man now become a fugitive—looks to the Concourse and its throngs to provide the anonymity he desperately needs. (Navigating the dense crowds in dark glasses, he is detected only when he tries to purchase tickets.) With its constant rush beneath the lofty ceiling, the film suggests Grand Central’s multiple role: not only a gateway for continental travelers and regional commuters, but a crucial part of daily life, Manhattan’s great town square.” –Excerpted from "Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies" by Architect James Sanders

Event Details

6:00 PM
Doors Open
6:15 PM
Live Music by Receta Secreta
7:15 PM
Introduction from Museum of the Moving Image Chief Curator David Schwartz
7:30 PM
Film Begins
This event is sold out. No outside food or drink is permitted but there will be food and drinks available for sale from Grand Central merchants: Great Northern Food Hall, Li-Lac Chocolates, Shake Shack, The Campbell, Zaro’s Family Bakery. We encourage that you only bring what you need to this event, as bags may be subject to search by the MTA Police. This screening is part of Grand Central Cinema, a one-day film festival celebrating Grand Central in the movies!

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