Family Movie Thursday Night - ET at Mahoning Drive In
Join us on a special night for CHAMBER NIGHT AT THE MAHONING DRIVE-IN. This event is open to the public, so bring your family, friends and invite the neighbors ~ The more the merrier!
It's dress up night with ET and Gertie! Wear your favorite costume from any scene in the movie! Post a photo of yourself on social media, tagging us and the Mahoning Drive-In and use our unique hashtag. One winner will be chosen at random to win a free movie pass to be used on a future movie night at Mahoning Drive-In.
We have the ONLY showing for the 1982 Classic ET at Mahoning Drive-In this summer, don't miss your chance to catch it! Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-2PB4jj2o
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Melissa Mathison. It tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. The film stars Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, and Henry Thomas, and features special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Dennis Muren.
The concept was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents' divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met Mathison and developed a new story from the failed project Night Skies. Filming took place from September to December 1981 on a budget of $10.5 million. Unlike most films, it was shot in rough chronological order, to facilitate convincing emotional performances from the young cast.
Released on June 11, 1982, by Universal Pictures, E.T. was an immediate blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for eleven years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993.
E.T. was widely acclaimed by critics and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. In 1994, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." It was re-released in 1985, and then again in 2002, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with altered shots and additional scenes.