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Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Release

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Release

In Steven Spielberg‘s classic sci-fi adventure film, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (now beautifully remastered for its 40th Anniversary!), Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind – discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind – contact.

“We can always use a shot of hope, a jolt of sweetness, and a chance to see a masterpiece of a certain age on a screen it deserves.” (Wall Street Journal)

“Years ahead of it’s time in terms of SFX, it’s a masterpiece of wide-eyed whimsy.” (Empire)

Monday, September 25
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:20 pm
(Please note: This feature includes a special, 10 minute “pre-show” with interviews and special footage in honour of the film’s 40th Anniversary.)

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Steven Spielberg, 1977 / PG / 145 mins) Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

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