Nenagh Arts Centre screens the classic Steven Speilberg film ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ in a special event outside the Town Hall in Banba Sqaure, this Thursday, June 30, at 10pm.
The film details the story of blue-collar worker, cableman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) who is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage.
Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere.
Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.
The screening is free, although a donation to support the running of such events is expected, and will take place weather permitting. Tea, coffee, juices and popcorn will be on sale. Patrons are advised to bring warm clothing and something to sit on as chairs will be limited.