The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival is proud to sponsor a FREE SCREENING of Steven Spielberg‘s science-fiction family classic, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial in celebration of the film’s 30th Anniversary! Come on out to the Palatine Park District’s Fred P. Hall Amphitheater (262 East Palatine Road in Palatine) on Wednesday, June 6th. At sundown (approximately 8:30 p.m.), the film will be projected on a large 25′ screen. While popcorn and candy will be available for purchase, guests are welcome to pack a picnic of their own! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and experience this incredible motion picture with an audience.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood. It is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he’s right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind one of their own. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he’ll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 6 and be sure to come out to the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater to re-experience this amazing classic. In the event of bad weather, the screening will move to the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center (150 East Wood Street in Palatine).