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Cinema in the Square: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
5pm Sunday 28 May
Cinema in the Square – A free film screening in Saffron Walden’s Market Square. Organised in collaboration with Saffron Walden Town Council and The Town Team. The classic adventure of an alien botanist and his friendship with young Elliott continues to delight audiences of all ages.
Please bring something to sit on (no tables though please)! Food vendors will be in attendance and there will be a licensed bar.
Parking: Please visit www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk for a map of Saffron Walden’s car parks.
Saffron Walden Town Team aims to encourage more people to shop in the town and ensure that it remains a vibrant and prosperous place to work, shop, visit and live. Cinema in the Square is an integral part of these plans.
DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg
CAST Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote
An alien botanist is left behind on an expedition to Earth, and befriends alienated middle child Elliott, who christens him ET. Elliott and ET form a close bond, and the benevolent little brown creature manages to bring together a family torn apart by divorce. (1982 USA 115 minutes)
Steven Spielberg’s ode to aliens could also be seen as a tribute to all the loners of the world, as little ET, abandoned by his pot-bellied extraterrestrial pals, has to cope on Earth until they can come back and rescue him. Luckily, he’s befriended by an equally lonely little boy named Elliott, played by Henry Thomas, who proceeds to teach his alien chum how to talk, dress up in women’s clothes and guzzle beer. This is a special, delightful adventure, in which Spielberg manages not only to entertain young children but also reach out to the child in all of us.
Joanna Berry, Radio Times
BBFC advice: Contains very mild language and threat
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)