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'Beauty and the Beast', 'Star Wars' & more at AFI 40th anniversary in Hollywood


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  • 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Star Wars' & more at AFI 40th anniversary in Hollywood

    AFI marks milestone with stars, films

    Arclight to host high-wattage screening program

    Julie Andrews will introduce 'The Sound of Music'
    as part of the AFI's 40th anniversary celebration.

    By Stuart Levine
    September 13, 2007

    To celebrate its 40th anni, AFI has assembled a high-wattage program of pics and stars that will see 11 classic titles unspool in a single night at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood, with the star or director of each title offering introductions.

    Event will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 on 10 screens at the ArcLight, plus the Cinerama Dome.

    The 11 titles are "The Sound of Music," whose star Julie Andrews will be on hand for the introduction; "Bonnie and Clyde" (Warren Beatty); "When Harry Met Sally" (Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner); "Spartacus" (Kirk Douglas); "Unforgiven" (Clint Eastwood); "The Shawshank Redemption" (Morgan Freeman); "The Birds" (Tippi Hedren); "Beauty and the Beast" (Angela Lansbury); "Star Wars" (George Lucas); "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (Jack Nicholson); and "Rocky" (Sylvester Stallone).

    "What better way to celebrate 40 years of AFI than to bring together movie artists and moviegoers in the flickering light of these classic American films," said Jean Picker Firstenberg, AFI's outgoing president and CEO. Bob Gazzale takes the reins on Nov. 1.

    Tickets for the event, sponsored by Target, are $25 and can be purchased at the ArcLight box office or on beginning Wednesday.

    Tickets go on sale September 19. Tickets to all screenings are $25 including popcorn and a soda and can be purchased at or in person at the ArcLight Hollywood. ArcLight box office hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    All film programs will begin at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    Arrive Early!
    The first 100 guests in each auditorium will receive a commemorative AFI 40th Anniversary Tribute Book
    Parking is available at the city lot at ArcLight Hollywood for $6. There will be no validation on October 3. Plan to arrive early as space is very limited and will fill up. Additional parking is located at 1540 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90026 for a fee of $10.
    Festive attire
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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