Steven Spielberg’s science fiction classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind is returning to cinemas internationally – courtesy of Park Circus – from 15 September, following a 4K digital print premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary.
Electrical lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a major power cut.
He becomes increasingly obsessed with UFOs and subliminal messaging following his experience, distancing himself from his wife and children but drawing him closer towards parallel investigations being conducted by scientists, the military and other survivors of encounters who are attempting to communicate with the mysterious otherworldly presence.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be showing at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, including at London’s Picturehouse Central and Vue during September, and some of Europe’s major film institutions such as the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain and Festival Lumière in France.
The film will also be released in several other international markets.
Audiences will also be treated to a short about the making of the film which includes an all new interview with Steven Spielberg.
In addition, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be celebrating the Anniversary this autumn with an all-new 4K Restoration on 2-Disc Remastered Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD ‘Light and Sound’ Gift Set.