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26th Aug 2022

Universal announce 40th anniversary E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial screenings in Ireland

So exciting!

To celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released on IMAX screens, and also in cinemas nationwide, on September 2 for one week only.

Jaws will be released on IMAX screens, and in RealD 3D in cinemas nationwide, on September 9 for one week only.

Speaking of the special 40th anniversary screenings, Jim Orr of Universal said;

“Universal is honored to have been a part of so many extraordinary, unforgettable Steven Spielberg films over the past 47 years, including Jaws in 1975, E.T. in 1982 and Jurassic Park in 1993.

No filmmaker, it’s fair to say, has had a greater or more enduring impact on American cinema or has created more indelible cinematic memories for tens of billions of people worldwide.

We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the anniversary of E.T. and the first Universal-Spielberg summer blockbuster, Jaws, than to allow audiences to experience these films in a way they’ve never been able to before.”


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, originally released in the summer of 1982, not only soared to become the highest-grossing film of the year, capturing four Academy Awards and nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture, but it also captured the hearts of audiences around the globe.

Four decades later, it still ignites the joy, wonder, discovery, magic and heartbreak of childhood.

The special 40th anniversary screenings will take place nationwide from next week.