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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Sep 29 — Oct 1, 2017

New 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut

Steven Spielberg’s operatic tale of a group of humans (including Richard Dreyfuss’s suburban everydad) preparing to make contact with mysterious outer-space visitors is an emotionally stirring, visually jaw-dropping journey. Featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, Spielberg’s first story about extraterrestrial life is out-of-this-world moviemaking. On the big screen, that’s one mother of a spaceship. This new digital restoration of the director’s cut was issued on the occasion of the film’s 40th anniversary.