A Hitchcockian Halloween
by Jessica Colley Clarke
How would Alfred Hitchcock celebrate Halloween? This sounded all too “Vices” for us not to share. That question is the inspiration for a series of exclusive parties to be held this month at the McKittrick Hotel—of immersive theater Speak No More fame.
Arrive at this “hotel” in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and explore five floors of entertainment including live performances, surprise guests, and a dance party with open bar.
The high-production props, sets, and costumes that made Speak No More a sensation will be found around each corner of the party. In planning the extravaganza, Victoria Gillmon, Lead Event Producer at the McKittrick Hotel, and her team looked to the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic films as a muse for the events.
“The parties take inspiration from the characters, costumes, plots and locations of Hitchcock classics such as Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Vertigo and Spellbound,” Gillmon says. “But all blended together and reimagined with a McKittrick twist.”
The most exclusive way to step into this movie set is with a VIP package that includes attending Sleep No More in the early evening followed by a Hitchcock-inspired dinner in The Club Car (on Saturday only), and the Halloween party with a Champagne Table upgrade. The Maximilian’s List upgrade includes skip-the-line entry plus access to Max’s Boudoir, an exclusive bar with expedited service on the mezzanine above the dance floor. It offers an ideal vantage point for performances throughout the night in the ballroom.
Tickets are also available for the Halloween party only, or for late-night entry (starting at 12:30 on Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 on Halloween).
The famous Hollywood director also has a cocktail named after him that is served at Gallow Green, the rooftop bar at the McKittrick Hotel. The seasonal Hitchcock cocktail is a mix of tequila, pumpkin chai, pomegranate, and aquafaba.
“Hitchcock was the Master of Suspense,” Gillmon says. “Who better to pay homage to at our Halloween celebration?”
Showtimes are Friday October 25th, Saturday October 26th, and Halloween itself Thursday October 31st ; 10:15pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday; 9:15pm to 3am on Halloween. The Mckittrick Hotel is located at 530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001.
Tickets are available to purchase from the following link: http://mckittrickhotel.com