Detroit Film Theatre celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the Detroit Institute of Arts

$2 Movie Tickets from Jan. 10 - Jan. 12

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Ten classic films will be shown this weekend during the Detroit Film Theatre's 40 th birthday bash.

You could think of it as a thrown-back to the 1970s, because all of the tickets will be sold at 1974 prices.  That's $2.00 per seat!

The doors open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10.  Films run through Sunday night.

Friday night, movie-goers will be greeted with a Polaroid "photo op" along with free chocolates in the Crystal Gallery and champagne toasts.

DFT posters, buttons, and t-shirts will also be on sale for fans of the renowned theatre.

Two films will be featured Friday night including the 7:00 p.m. showing of the first film that ever played there – Mon Oncle Antoine

"Critics consider it to be the greatest Canadian film of all time," said film curator Elliot Wilhelm.

Wilhelm has been with the Detroit Film Theatre since its inception.  He will also be honored during the weekend's special events.

The DIA auxiliary Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre will host the fundraising gala "An Affair to Remember" Saturday night, January 11 at 6:00 p.m.  The event includes a strolling dinner, open bar, live music, door prizes, and valet parking.   Elliot Wilhelm will also give a presentation about the DFT over the years.

 Tickets are $150 per person.   Click here to find out more information about the weekend's films and events.

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