Night at the Movies returns Oct. 1

Connery, Benning, Carrey to attend AFI event

The American Film Institute will present its second Night at the Movies at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood on Oct. 1.

Event, sponsored by retailer Target, will see 12 American films unspool, with the star of each in attendance to make a short introduction.

Films to be presented are “The Man Who Would Be King” (Sean Connery in attendance), “American Beauty” (Annette Bening), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (Jim Carrey), “There’s Something About Mary” (Cameron Diaz), “The Silence of the Lambs” (Jodie Foster), “Tootsie” (Dustin Hoffman), “The Apartment” (Shirley MacLaine), “The Jerk” (Steve Martin), “West Side Story” (Rita Moreno), “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (Mike Meyers), “The Matrix” (Keanu Reeves) and “Glory” (Denzel Washington).

Last year’s inaugural event was part of AFI’s 40th anniversary. Actors in attendance included Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and Clint Eastwood.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Sept. 17. They can be purchased at AFI.com or at the ArcLight box office.