December 30, 2013

Egyptian Theatre Announces “Best Picture” Film Series

The Egyptian Theatre Presents a “Best Picture” Film Series


The Egyptian Theatre is partnering with NIU to bring the community a film series featuring Best Picture films through the decades beginning January 14, 2014.  Starting when the theatre opened in 1929, Academy Award winning Best Picture films were chosen each decade to create this film series.  The Egyptian Theatre and NIU partnered together in the spring of 2013 to present the AFI Top 10 film series with great success.  This film series in 2014 will run every week leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony in early March.

Movie dates and times are as follows:
January 14 – All Quiet on the Western Front at 7pm
January 21 – It Happened One Night at 7pm
January 28 – Casablanca at 7pm
February 4 – An American in Paris at 7pm
February 8 – Sound of Music at 1pm and 7pm
February 11 – Annie Hall at 7pm
February 18 – Amadeus at 7pm
February 25 – Shakespeare in Love at 7pm

Ticket prices for the films are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  A discounted ticket package is also available for admission to all 8 films with pricing at $42 for adults and $30 for students and seniors.  All tickets are available through the Egyptian Theatre Box Office in advance online, in person, or over the phone.  Tickets will also be available when doors open 30 minutes prior to each film.

In addition to the film showings, NIU Faculty will lead post-film discussions with those in attendance.  Some of the NIU Faculty involved are: Scott Balcerzak, Randy Casperen, Jeffrey Chown, Lara Crowley, Brian Hart, Timothy Ryan, Robert Schneider, Lois Self, and Robert T. Self.

The Film Series sponsors include: State Farm Agent Brian Scholle, NIU Department of English, NIU Department of Communications, NIU Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and NIU Honor Program.

Become a Friend of the Egyptian and receive free movie tickets, discounts on concessions, advanced ticket purchasing for select shows and 10% off at participating downtown DeKalb restaurants.