Movie Premiere Press Release - E.T. (re-release)


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


Monday March 11, 4:25 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: 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

Premiere to Benefit Special Olympics

    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


  "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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