Cinema by the Canal to screen 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' July 31

July 23, 2014

The 2014 Cinema by the Canal summer outdoor film series continues with “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (2012 restored 30th anniversary edition) Thursday, July 31, at Lewes Canalfront Park. This film series for all ages is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park.

Winner of four Oscars, Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is a sci-fi adventure that tells of 10-year old Elliott’s encounter with a friendly alien who is accidentally left on Earth when his spacecraft returns home without him. Although fearful at first, Elliott makes contact with the “squashy guy,” and we watch as they develop a special bond that teaches troubled Elliott the true meaning of friendship and love. It’s a movie filled with special effects, comedic romps, and let’s not forget an alien so lifelike, we believe he really does exist. Said Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, “This movie made my heart glad. It is filled with innocence, hope and good cheer. It is also wickedly funny and exciting as hell.”

The film will begin at dusk (8:15 - 8:30 p.m.) at Canalfront Park, 211 Front St. in Lewes. Admission is free. Bring chairs or blankets and come enjoy a unique and fun family outdoor film experience.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for area communities. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 302-645-9095.