Alcatraz closed at 11AM today due to rough water making it potentially dangerous to land the boat. Refunds or tickets another day available.
So we're curious - have you been watching the new TV show, ALCATRAZ? While much of what is supposed to be Alcatraz wasn't even filmed on Alcatraz, some footage was shot there. But then, that has been true of much of Hollywood's use of this historic site. There are no tunnels like in THE ROCK, there was no dungeon as depicted in MURDER IN THE FIRST (a totally fictitious story billed as "Inspired by true events"), and (gasp) there was no BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ. Robert Stroud ( the Canary Doctor of Leavenworth would have been a more accurate title though it might not have sold as many tickets) was, in fact, a psychopath and sociopath. They failed to mention that in the movie.
On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz closed as a federal penitentiary, reopening 10 years later as part of a national park . go.nps.gov/az