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Press ReleaseSOURCE: Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures to Premiere 20th Anniversary Version of Steven Spielberg's 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' March 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium
With Full Live Score-to-Film Orchestral Accompaniment by John Williams
WHAT: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment unveil the 20th anniversary version of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" at a once-in-a-lifetime event with five-time Academy Award(R)-winning composer John Williams conducting a 100-piece orchestra in a live score-to-film performance of his Grammy and Oscar(R)-winning score -- the first time in history a non-silent film has been presented in its entirety with live full orchestral accompaniment. A benefit for Special Olympics, the special premiere screening will be immediately followed by a gala reception at the Shrine Exhibition Hall. Presenting sponsor Eastman Kodak Company and associate sponsor Toyota Motor Sales USA join Universal in hosting this unique benefit premiere. WHO: "E.T." cast members Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton and C. Thomas Howell, director-producer Steven Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, production supervisor Frank Marshall, composer John Williams. PLUS Naomi Watts, Carrie Fisher, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Amy Brenneman, Jessica Capshaw, Eddie Griffin, Alyson Hannigan, Catherine Keener, Jane Krakowski, Damon Wayans, Michael Richards, Kelly Hu, Bruce Davison, Rebekah Del Rio, Jessica Alba, Christian Bale, Robert Forster, Melissa Joan Hart, Marilu Henner, Chris McCarron, Parker McKenna Posey, Blair Underwood, Stacy Keach, Martin Landau, Alexa Vega, and many more. WHERE: The Shrine Auditorium 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2002 1 PM Call-time for Crews 2 PM Celebrity Arrivals 4 PM Screening Begins -- Celebration in Exposition Hall Immediately Follows SATELLITE COORDINATES: TBD "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" will be re-released in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 22 with never-before-seen footage, state-of-the-art computer-generated enhancements and a digitally-remixed soundtrack. CONTACTS: Television, William Hendley, +1-818-777-1392, Print, Amanda Scholer, +1-818-777-0641, Photographers, Bette Einbinder, +1-818-777-3226, or On-Line, Hilary Hattenbach, +1-818-777-1773, all of Universal Pictures.
SOURCE: Universal Pictures
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