presented with Hamptons International Film Festival
Friday, August 24 | 8:30 PM | FREE | Outdoors*
2018 is the Summer of Spielberg at Southampton Arts Center! All outdoor films shown from July 6 through August 31 will be classic selections written or directed by this master of film making.
(1982 | Drama/Fantasty | Rated PG | 121 min.)
While visiting the Earth at night, a group of alien botanists is discovered and disturbed by an approaching human task force. As a result if a hasty take-off, one of the visitors is left behind. The little alien finds himself all alone on a very strange planet. Fortunately, the extra-terrestrial soon finds a friend and emotional companion in 10 year-old Elliot, a lonely boy whose parents have separated. While E.T. slowly gets acquainted with Elliot’s older brother Michael his little sister Gertie, members of the task force work day and night to track down the whereabouts of Earth’s first visitor from outer space. The wish to go home again is strong in E.T., and after being able to communicate with Elliot and the others, he starts building an improvised device to send a message home for his people to come and pick him up. But before long, E.T. gets seriously sick, and because of his special connection to Elliot, the young boy suffers as well. The situation gets critical when the task force finally intervenes. By then, all help may already be too late, and there’s no alien spaceship in sight.
“Summer of Spielberg” schedule:
Friday, July 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Friday, July 13: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
Friday, July 20: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Friday, July 27: Hook
Friday, August 3: Poltergeist
Friday, August 10: Ready Player One
Friday, August 17: The Post (will be shown indoors at 7 pm)
Friday, August 24: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, August 31: Annual Screening of JAWS
FRIDAY NIGHT FILMS are offered FREE outdoors on our lawn – bring chairs, blankets and picnics!
Southampton Arts Center is delighted to partner with Hamptons International Film Festival for the fifth year in a row to offer Free Outdoor Screenings of classic movies throughout the Summer.
* Rain or Shine – in the event of rain, films will be shown indoors in the theater.
Summer of Spielberg has been made possible thanks to the generosity of The Corcoran Group and Licensed Real Estate Broker Mary Slattery.
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fifth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 31 new artists including six teenagers and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Meet the artists of East End Collected5 and EEC Jr. as well as Curator Paton Miller at our popular Thursday night social club, “Hangout.” Come view the new exhibition, socialize with the artists and members of the community, have a glass of wine, listen to music, play ping-pong and just hang out!