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  
Past 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.)

Pre-film Festivities

Join us before the screening to scale a climbing wall courtesy of UCSB Adventure Programs, win prizes, and enjoy musical entertainment from KLITE Morning Show hosts Gary and Catherine.


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

Free round-trip transportation from the UCSB campus will be available to UCSB students with valid ID.
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