January 23, 2013

See AFI’s Top Films

The Egyptian Theatre is partnering with several departments at NIU and Kish Health System to bring the community 10 of the American Film Institute’s Top Films of All Time beginning Saturday, Feb. 2.


Movie dates and times are as follows:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Saturday, Feb. 2 ~ 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Vertigo – Tuesday, Feb. 5 ~ 6:30 pm

Schindler’s List – Tuesday, Feb. 12 ~ 6:30 pm

Lawrence of Arabia – Tuesday, Feb. 19 ~ 6:30 pm

Gone with the Wind – Tuesday, Feb. 26 ~ 6:30 pm

Singin’ in the Rain – Tuesday, March 5 ~ 6:30 pm

Raging Bull – Tuesday, March 19 ~ 6:30 pm

Casablanca – Tuesday, March 26 ~ 6:30 pm

The Godfather – Tuesday, April 2 ~ 6:30 pm

 And AFI’s #1 Film of All Time – Citizen Kane – Tuesday, April 9 ~ 6:30 pm


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 10 films with pricing at $50 for adults and $30 for students and seniors.  Based on licensing agreements, the Egyptian Theatre is pleased to present a complimentary and rare public showing of Schindler’s List, with no ticket required for admission.


In addition to the film showings, local experts in film, theater, art, history, dance and literature will provide entertaining and informative introductions and lead post-film discussions with attendees.


The AFI Top Film Series’ sponsors include: the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming, the NIU Department of English, the NIU Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Kish Health System.


For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.  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.