Cinema Capitol revives Hitchcock film series


Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will revamp its “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” movie series starting with “Topaz,” a 1969 espionage thriller, from Friday, Nov. 6, through Monday, Nov. 9.

The “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” series presents some of the lesser-known works of the eminent director Alfred Hitchcock. The series includes movies which are rarely screened in theaters.

“Topaz” is based on the 1967 novel by the same name by Leon Uris, and stars Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, and John Forsythe. When a Soviet official defects to the United States, he brings with him claims that Russia is using Cuba as a staging ground for nuclear missiles. CIA agent Michael (Forsythe) enlists the help of French spy André Devereaux (Stafford) to find out if the official’s claims are true.

“Topaz” will play on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 4 and 7:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 at 12:40 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:15 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.

Since the cinema is only admitting 25 percent of its capacity, it is recommended that patrons purchase tickets in advance. These can be purchased at or by calling 315-337-6277. Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

“Topaz” runs 143 minutes and is rated PG.


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