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Hitchcock Festival Boosts Business

[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2014 | SBO Editor
Hitchcock and The Birds
The town of Bodega Bay is using the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” to promote the town and business.  “Make It a Bird’s Weekend” at the Hitchcock Film Fest in Bodega Bay will be held March 28-29. What nostalgic event in your town could inspire a similar business-building event or festival?
The Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (BBACC) welcomes the public to experience Hitchcock in the town made famous by him. The 2nd Annual Hitchcock Film Festival will take place on March 28-29 and proceeds benefit area schools art programs.

The public is invited to “Make it a Bird’s Weekend” with a visit to beautiful Bodega Bay, Calif. to attend the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Hitchcock Film Festival taking place Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2014.

All Things Hitchcock

Join the BBACC in celebrating all things “Hitchcock” on Saturday, March 29, and enjoy one or all three Hitchcock film screenings taking place at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. Tickets may be purchased online, and are $10 per movie or $25 for an “All Access Pass” to watch all three:
12:00PM – “The Birds”
3:30PM – “Shadow of a Doubt”
7:00PM – “Psycho”

For your movie going pleasure, the Grange Hall in Bodega Bay is transformed into a fun theater, and moviegoers will have the opportunity to peruse Hitchcock memorabilia, and get their photo taken in a “Hitchcock” themed photo booth. Dan Sneed, Hitchcock enthusiast will speak about the making of each movie. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

All ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing for a prize package worth over $500 including 2 nights in the Happy Camper at a local campground, a Cedar Enzyme Bath for 2 at Osmosis Day Spa, and the Party Girl Diet’s Signature “Party in a Box” (with everything you need to get the party started including: red wine chocolate, and healthy snacks to keep the party going.)

Forecasted to be a sold out event, the public is also invited to attend the Hitchcock Film Fest Gala on Friday, March 28, a black tie optional kickoff party taking place at 6 p.m. and hosted by the BBACC at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club. Guest are in for a “premiere night” of cocktails, heavy appetizers, and a chance to mingle on the red-carpet (complete with professional paparazzi) while enjoying live music amidst the a backdrop of a tribute screening of Hitchcock’s famous 1960′s thriller “The Birds.” Naturally, movie theater style popcorn is also on the menu.

March 28 Gala Event Tickets are $50 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails (2 drink tickets) and popcorn for the movie.

The BBACC would like to thank the small businesses involved in the event including Bodega Bay Lodge, Gourmet au Bay, Bodega Bay Veterinary, Bodega Country Store, Candy & Kites, East Shore Outfitters, Fishetarian, Lucas Wharf, Sonoma Concierge, Happy Camper Bodega Bay, Sandpiper Restaurant, and Osmosis Spa for their in-kind contributions, and their Media Partner California Living™ for supporting the BBACC’s mission to promote Bodega Bay as the premiere California “Stay & Play” coastal destination it is, which in turn, helps to support Bodega Bay’s businesses and community as a whole.

The BBACC represents over 100 business owners and community members in the Bodega Bay area. Active since 2010, the BBACC produces the annual Chowder Day Event, the Annual Hitchcock Film Festival, and the Annual Fireworks Over Bodega Bay. Additionally, the BBACC owns and maintains the official website of Bodega Bay – VisitBodegaBayCA.com

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