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'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Is Returning to Theaters! (Here's the New Trailer)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind screenshot
(Image credit: Sony Pictures)

Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is returning to theaters nearly 40 years to the day it was originally released in 1977. Spielberg's own director's cut of the film was restored with 4k resolution, and will hit theaters this fall.

Here is a new trailer:

The 40th anniversary edition of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is scheduled for a one-week run beginning September 1 in select theaters.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)