Close Encounters
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind on Jul 7, 2023 | UCSB Arts & Lectures

FREE Summer Cinema: Out of This World

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Fri, Jul 7 | 8:30 PM
County Courthouse  
Free Event

In the night skies over Indiana, cable worker Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) has an extraordinary encounter with a strange spacecraft. Desperate to understand what he experienced, he finds an ally in Jillian Guiller (Melinda Dillon), a single mother who believes her son has been abducted by extraterrestrials. Their quest culminates in a remote Wyoming rendezvous and the remarkable discovery that we are not alone in the universe. With revolutionary visual effects and an unforgettable John Williams score, this sci-fi blockbuster from Steven Spielberg was nominated for eight Academy Awards. (Steven Spielberg, 1977, PG, 137 min.)

Friday night under the stars!
Bring breathable blankets or a low chair, a picnic and your friends.

**Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground. 

Fri, Jul 7 | 8:30 PM
County Courthouse  
Free Event

Free transportation from the UCSB campus will be available to UCSB students with valid ID. Buses depart from University Plaza, adjacent to Campbell and Cheadle halls, at 7 PM and 7:45 PM and from the Figueroa Street side of the courthouse at 10:30 PM and 11:15 PM (schedule subject to change).

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