Out of this World: Summer Cinema — "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

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Location: Santa Barbara's County Courthouse Sunken Garden

FREE round-trip transportation from the UCSB campus will be available to UCSB students with valid student ID. Airbuses will depart at 7 PM from 6575 Seville Rd. (near the IV Food Co-op) and at 7:15 PM from the University Plaza loop adjacent to Campbell and Cheadle halls. After the movie, the Airbus will pick up students at 10:45 PM from the Figueroa Street side of the courthouse to return to Isla Vista and Campus. Limited availability; first-come, first-served. Valid UCSB student ID required.


Film Description:

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.)

Event Description:

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the 2023 FREE Summer Cinema line-up: Out of This World, seven nights of space-inspired movies under the stars at the Santa Barbara County
Courthouse Sunken Garden, Friday nights from July 7 through August 25. (No screening Friday, August 4 due to Fiesta). 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.