Steven Spielberg’s 1977 UFO blockbuster Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be screened at the Royal Albert Hall, with John Williams’ groundbreaking score performed live to picture by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel.
Written and directed by Spielberg, the film tells the story of Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), an ordinary blue-collar electrical lineman from Indiana who experiences a close encounter with an unidentified flying object.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains as engrossing and inspiring today as it was forty years ago.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind © 1977, renewed 2005, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Open the door to an action packaged programme of music, dance, circus, comedy, film, and more.
- This film is rated certificate PG
- Running time approx. 137 minutes, plus one interval (25 minutes)
As part of the Royal Albert Hall’s inaugural Festival of Science, explore Space through a series of concerts, talks. screenings and comedy events for space and sci-fi fans young and old.
5:30pm – Bars and restaurants open
6:45pm – Auditorium doors amd boxes open
7:30pm – Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert
11:00pm – Event ends