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Free Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg's beloved masterpiece screens July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Orinda Theatre

If you drove by The Dome in the summer of 1982, you saw it up on the marquee in big red letters: E.T.

It played there for months and months.

It's the family classic that captured moviegoers imaginations (and tugged on many a heartstring), the story of Elliott and his friend E.T.—the sweetest little giant-headed space alien in cinema history.

It is a great movie, the kind that can wash away your inner cynic and reinspire your inner child's imagination.

It's also one of the greatest summer blockbusters of all-time, which is why we picked E.T. for our July entry in the Classic Film Series. If you haven't seen it since the summer of '82—or, you now have little ones who have yet to see this beloved classic—mark your calendars for July 10 at 7 p.m., because that's when we will sceen E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for free at the Orinda Theatre.

As always, we'll start the program by giving away pairs of cupcakes from Republic of Cake, as prizes for correctly-answered trivia questions about summer blockbusters. Then, we'll show you E.T. for free.

It's always a good idea to arrive a little early—traffic at Orinda can back up around 7 p.m., and seating is first come, first serve.

Until then, "be good."

See you at the movies!