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“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” Returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY
Grab your Reese’s Pieces and get ready to turn on your “heart light.” This Wednesday, October 3, movie theater audiences nationwide will “phone home" once again as Steven Spielberg's beloved film “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” returns to the big screen in honor of its 30th Anniversary for one night only. “TCM Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 30th Anniversary Event” will take place Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” stars Henry Thomas as Elliott, an imaginative boy who meets a lost alien and forges of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships. With help from his older brother, Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and little sister, Gertie (Barrymore), Elliott sets out to help the visitor find his way back home before government agents can capture him. Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote co-star. It hasn’t been in theaters in decades and this is a rare chance to experience the out-of-this-world magic of this classic film on the big screen.
Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures as part of the studio's 100th Anniversary celebration, the event features the all-new, digitally remastered feature film, as well as a special taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who will take audiences through the making of this modern classic. Fans will discover how Spielberg came up with the idea for “E.T.” and learn what working on the film was like for the film’s three young stars. As an added treat, Drew Barrymore, who plays Gertie in the film and who currently co-hosts TCM’s “The Essentials” showcase, shares what the film means to her 30 years later.
Tickets for “TCM Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 30th Anniversary Event” are available at the Edwards Theatre box office and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in more than 560 select movie theaters around the country, including Fresno’s Edward’s Theatre.
Released in 1982, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking No. 1 over 16 different weekends, before dethroning “Star Wars” as the No. 1 box office champion of all time. Today, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” remains the fourth most successful movie of all time in the domestic box office*. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ now-iconic score.
“Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg introduced the world to E.T. – the alien who stole our hearts with a timeless and endearing story about friendship and courage,” says Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Together with TCM and Universal Pictures, Fathom Events invites audiences – young and old – to experience the magic of ‘E.T.’ once again in movie theaters.”
[*] Adjusted for ticket price inflation.
Here's the trailer for the event:
Here's the original trailer from back in 1982:
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton