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40th Anniversary Celebration of: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

October 28, 2017

Join us at the Catalina Islnad Museum to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic science fiction film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film continues to charm, intrigue and captivate audiences with its iconic sets, music and storyline.


Acclaimed production designer Joe Alves, whose legendary set designs include Close Encounters of the Third KindJAWS and Escape from New York, will share behind-the-scenes stories and innovative techniques used in this classic film. Each attendee will receive a complimentary limited, first edition, signed book commemorating the movie’s 40th anniversary. The evening also includes wine, beer and a mashed potato bar with all the fixings by Steve’s Steakhouse.

Joe Alves will speak at 6:00 pm and the film screening will begin in our outdoor amphitheater at 6:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the Catalina Island Museum. $75 per person, only 100 tickets are available. Purchase your tickets early as this event will sell out! All proceeds benefit the Catalina Island Museum. 

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