Hundreds of people waited on long, slow-moving lines yesterday to meet their screen gangster idols, purchase autographs and merchandise (which they would then pay to have autographed), and commune in costume with like-minded fans at the Warriors Coney Island Festival.

Walter Hill's classic NYC movie was released in 1979, and takes place over the course of a single night, as 21 gangs from all over city—including the Warriors, the Gramercy Riffs, the Baseball Furies, the Rogues, and the Lizzies—battle it out when a summit meeting among leaders goes bad.

The home turf of the Warriors is, of course, Coney Island, and judging by the size and enthusiasm of the audience—who each paid between $20 and $400 (includes vest and t-shirt) to attend yesterday's festival and screening—the 36-year-old flick still has plenty of avid fans of all ages.