The 2008 presenters at AFI Night at the Movies

Seriously—take us! Returning to ArcLight Hollywood on April 24, the American Film Institute (AFI) is teaming up with Target once again to present a one-night-only event for silver screen enthusiasts.

At Target presents AFI Night at the Movies cinephiles get a rare chance to screen 12 classic American films alongside the filmmakers and stars who helped make them iconic. The concept for the star-studded affair was conceived in 2007 as an original evening to honor our country’s film heritage and inspire the next generation of storytellers.

The 2007 presenters at AFI Night at the Movies 

The 2008 presenters at AFI Night at the Movies 

This year, the event will bring together film icons including Sidney Poitier, Kathy Bates, Sally Field, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, Cher, Kevin Spacey, Kurt Russell, Mike Myers, Demi Moore and Shirley MacLaine.

The movie menu includes iconic films from past and present: “In the Heat of the Night” (1967), “Easy Rider” (1969), “Norma Rae” (1979), “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “Moonstruck” (1987), “Misery” (1990),  “The Thing” (1982), “Blade Runner” (1982), “Ghost” (1990), “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and “Shrek” (2001).

Tickets to individual screenings are available now, and include movie-going essentials like popcorn, soda and a Magnum ice cream bar. It’s an upgrade from the average L.A. date night!

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