Made on a production budget of $20 million, Close Encounters of the Third Kind grossed over $337 million worldwide back in 1977. The movie starred Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban and Cary Guffey. It earned eight Academy Award nominations with Vilmos Zsigmond winning for cinematography.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster will receive a re-release in U.S. and Canadian theaters for a week beginning September 1. Sony Pictures announced the news via YouTube video uploaded on Monday, July 3. Coincidentally, or not, it happened to be World UFO Day.
Check out the teaser below which shows an air traffic controller screen and includes audio from an early scene in the 1977 movie.
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