Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Showing Until Thu 21 Sep

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Steven Spielberg
Country of origin and year
USA 1977
137 minutes
Rated PG - Contains mild language and scary scenes.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban.

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Screening here from a new digital restoration, Close Encounters takes the favoured dream of every UFO enthusiast (a government cover-up) and turns it into a majestic adventure. Richard Dreyfuss plays a power company technician who, en route to investigate a blackout, has an 'encounter'. Over the next few days, he's haunted with visions of a strange cone-like mountain. He's not the only one either...

With its sharp imagery, engaging story and one of the most memorable five-tone motifs in cinema, Spielberg's sci-fi fable has aged remarkably well.


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