Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Film Info
Event Type:Film screening
Release Year:1977
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
French, Spanish, Hindi
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Steven Spielberg
Cast:Richard Dreyfuss - Roy Neary
Melinda Dillon - Gillian Guiler
Francois Truffaut - Claude Lacombe
Teri Garr - Ronnie Neary
Bob Balaban - David Laughlin
J. Patrick McNamara - Project Leader
Cary Guffey - Barry Guiler
Produced By:Julia Phillips
Michael Phillips
Screenwriter:Steven Spielberg
Music By:John Williams


Join us on Thursday, August 18 as the Sturgis Cinema Circle screens one of Steven Spielberg's classic Blockbusters, Close Encounters of the Third Kind! Best seen on the big screen, watch as Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.

The Sturgis Cinema Circle seeks to engage audiences with the experience of seeing classic films on the big screen. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and military, which are available by phone at (269) 651-8541 or walk-up sales prior to show date and at the door. Concessions available.

Sponsored in part through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Flora Beck Performing Arts Endowment Fund.

Purchase a Film Lovers pass and get 12 films for the price of 10 or 6 films for the price of 4! Sold Separately, your film pass includes a personalized punch card.

Additional Information

Tormented by strange, unexplained visions after what seemed like a close encounter of the first kind, Indiana family man Roy Neary struggles to understand. In the meantime, as the news of unprecedented phenomena and tangible UFO manifestations spread like wildfire, single mother Jillian Guiler's world turns upside down. Now, the U.S. government is trying to run the show, and French scientist Claude Lacombe hopes to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. But Roy must know. Is the image haunting his mind real? If we are not alone in the universe, what will it take to make first contact--a close encounter of the third kind?

Rated PG, 2 hours, 18 min.