Film Club – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

28 October 2017

Close Encounter of the First Kind - Sighting of a UFO. Close Encounter of the Second Kind - Physical Evidence. Close Encounter of the Third Kind – Contact… We are not alone!

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Close Encounters of a Third Kind 40th Anniversary Screening

Steven Spielberg directs this classic sci-fi film starring Richard Dreyfuss. Power line repairman Roy Neary (Dreyfuss) has a close encounter with an alien spacecraft when he is sent out to investigate a mysterious power surge one night.

Roy then becomes obsessed with five musical notes and a strange image in his head, estranging himself from his wife (Teri Garr) in the process. He also discovers that he is not alone in his experiences, and joins others as they are drawn to the site of a visitation by an alien ship.

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Times

18:30 Doors, bar and cafe open*

19:30 Screening begins

21:45 Screening Ends

22:00 Building closed

*(please note, the building will be closed between 17:00 – 18:30)

Boosters Café

Boosters café will be serving a selection of hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches, snacks, popcorn, soft and hot drinks, as well as alcoholic beverages from 18:30.

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Made on a production budget of $20 million, Close Encounters was released in a limited number of cities on November 16, 1977 and November 23, 1977 before expanding into wide release the following month. It was a critical and financial success, eventually grossing over $337 million worldwide.

The film received numerous awards and nominations at the 50th Academy Awards, 32nd British Academy Film Awards, the 35th Golden Globe Awards, the Saturn Awards and has been widely acclaimed by the American Film Institute. In December 2007, it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
PG – Parental Guidance. General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes walk of the Centre.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Food and drink will not be allowed to be brought onto the premises.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261 (this phone line is manned Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, tickets are non transferable or refundable.

Can I update my registration information?
No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.