Where to See AFI Classic Movies on the Big Screen: The Ultimate List

BAM Rose Cinemas

Let's say you committed yourself, in a moment of insanity, to watching all 400 nominated movies from the most recent AFI 100 Years... 100 Movies list. If you were foolish enough to do this, you'd want to do it right. (Read: watching grainy videos downloaded from Sockshare on your cell phone during your subway commute doesn't cut it.)

These are classics. They're meant to be experienced on the big screen, where they can be not only watched but also savored, not only seen but felt.

Well, if you happen to live in NYC-area and are as crazy as us, you're going to want to read on. Below we've collected a comprehensive list of upcoming screenings of these films. Never got around to seeing The Color Purple? Why not check it out on August 31 at one of the city's best-kept secrets: the Museum of the Moving Image? And if you're hungry (and really, who isn't?) get your brunch on at Nitehawk Cinema; Bonnie and Clyde is showing September 6-7!

On to the list. We'll be updating this frequently, and we're counting on you to let us know in the comments what screenings we missed! BONUS: We've included the movies currently available on Netflix and Hulu Plus, too, for those of you who aren't in New York and/or can't afford to shell out the money to see all of these on the big screen.

Anthology Film Archives
Force of Evil, Aug. 22-23
Woman of the Year, Aug. 24, 26, 30
The General, Sept. 14

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sept. 4
Rebel Without a Cause, Sept. 11
The Breakfast Club, Sept. 25

Brooklyn Academy of Music: BAM Rose Cinemas
Rebel Without a Cause, Sept. 14
Spartacus, Sept. 21
In the Heat of the Night (Seniors only--must be 65+ to attend), Nov. 21
The Sound of Music, Nov. 30

Film Forum
Vertigo, Oct. 24-30

IFC Center
Blue Velvet, Aug. 22-23
Stagecoach, Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Taxi Driver, Sept. 12-13
Gunga Din, Sept. 12-14
Ninotchka, Oct. 3-5
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Oct. 17-18
Wuthering Heights, Oct. 24-26
The Wizard of Oz, Nov. 1-2
Jurassic Park, Nov. 7-8
Gone With the Wind, Nov. 7-9

Raging Bull, Aug. 21-22
Manhattan, Aug. 27-29
The Big Parade, Aug. 30-31
Paths of Glory, Sept. 7, 10
Wings, Sept. 13-14
Lawrence of Arabia, Sept. 21

Museum of the Moving Image
Rebecca, Aug. 22
Brokeback Mountain, Aug. 30
The Color Purple, Aug. 31
Rebel Without a Cause, Aug. 31

Nitehawk Cinema
Bonnie and Clyde, Sept. 6-7
Ace in the Hole, Sept. 30
Pulp Fiction, Oct. 14, 17-18
All the President's Men, Oct. 28

Symphony Space
Psycho, Aug. 26
Rear Window, Aug. 31
Modern Times, Sept. 7

Hulu Plus
City Lights
The Freshman
The Gold Rush
The Great Dictator
The Kid
Modern Times
My Man Godfrey
Safety Last
A Woman Under the Influence

The African Queen
All About Eve
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Apocalypse Now
The Big Chill
The Birth of a Nation
Boyz N the Hood
Breaking Away
Brokeback Mountain
Broken Blossoms
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Conversation

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Heaven
Double Indemnity
Duck Soup
The English Patient
Fatal Attraction
Five Easy Pieces
Forrest Gump
From Here to Eternity
The General
Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman Prefer Blondes
The Graduate
Grapes of Wrath
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
His Girl Friday
Hotel Rwanda
The Hours
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Longest Day
Love Story
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Night of the Living Dead
On Golden Pond
Pulp Fiction
Rosemary's Baby
Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love
Sherlock Jr.
The Silence of the Lambs
Sophie's Choice
A Star Is Born
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terms of Endearment
Thelma & Louise
The Thief of Bagdad
12 Angry Men
Twelve O'Clock High
The Usual Suspects