Run time: 115 mins
There was a queue around the block outside the Rex for eleven weeks when this first appeared in 1982. Alun Rees our then chief projectionist remembers being shoved by the crowd telling him to get to the back of the queue, as he pushed his way through to unlock the doors for them to get in! Imagine, there were no mobile phones otherwise the film would have been over in minutes… and the DVD hadn’t been invented!
Steven Spielberg’s magical sci-fi classic about a little lost visitor from another planet who is befriended and protected by a kindly young boy. The film remains a perennial favourite for children of All ages, who are entranced by the legendary moments such as the moonlit bike ride, and the unbelievably moving finale for which there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Whether seen for the first time or the hundredth, many of you won’t have seen it on the big screen. It is a big screen treat you mustn’t miss. It’s the most exciting (cycling) holiday on earth on this August evening of new (restricted) freedom in 2020, what else are you going to do, ‘Stay home’ ‘Stay safe’…? ET didn’t.