After the success of “Jaws” in 1975, director Steven Spielberg made another bold step in genre cinema with the science fiction classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in 1977. For its 40th anniversary, Columbia Pictures is re-releasing the movie in theaters for one night only on August 31.
No Hollywood doesn’t make movies like this anymore. It’s too quite and strange for modern audiences, while the end would have surely changed, if it were made today. The only real way to experience this grand film is on the big screen, but for now, check out the new movie poster above.
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
The movie stars Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, and François Truffaut. Of course, written and directed by Steven Spielberg.
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” comes back to theaters for its 40th anniversary on August 31.
Check local movie theater lists for showtimes and availability.