NIU, Egyptian Theatre join to screen movies celebrated on American Film Institute register

University experts to introduce films, lead post-screening chats

A photo of the front exterior of the Egyptian TheatreTen of the American Film Institute’s top films of all time are coming to the big screen in DeKalb, beginning Saturday, Feb. 2, with “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”

DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre is partnering with the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, the University Honors Program, the Department of English, the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and KishHealth System to host the film celebration this spring.

“Citizen Kane,” AFI’s  No. 1 film of all time, closes the festival.

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

Movie dates and times:

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 will present a complimentary and rare public showing of Schindler’s List, with no ticket required for admission.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (815) 758-1215 or 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 percent off at participating downtown DeKalb restaurants.

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