Presented by: BCT Presents
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
General Admission : $USD 5.00
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Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.
Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, this film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr. The trailer below is from 2017 remastered re-release.
Release Date: 1977
Run time: 2h 15m
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP, Digitally Remastered
This film is part of the BCT’s Summer Sci-Fi Series. As with all films at the BCT, costumes are encouraged! Join us for all four films!
July 12 – Back to the Future (1985)
July 26 – 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
August 9 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
August 23 – The Matrix (1999)
Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event.
114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.
Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.