E.T. comes home to Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's presentation of Steven Spielberg’s legendary film E.T. the Extra Terrestrial accompanied by a live orchestral performance of John Williams' epic score.

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Following the massive popularity of last year's accompanied screening of Back to the Future, EIFF and RSNO are working together again, to bring the magical tale of Elliot and his alien friend E.T. to the screen of the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 25 June 2016.

RSNO Chief Executive Krishna Thiagarajan commented:

E.T. surely has an appeal which spans generations so this special screening with live orchestra promises to be a memorable event for the young as well as the more seasoned cinema attenders. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there were a few tears on stage as well as in the stalls come the film’s final scenes.

E.T. received its UK premiere as the opening night film of 1982's Film Festival and this new screening, on the final Saturday of EIFF, is one of the highlights of the 2016 programme.

Mark Adams, Artistic Director of EIFF commented:

We are delighted to continue our relationship with the RSNO for this wonderful film and music event. The fact that E.T. and Steven Spielberg have such a strong link to EIFF makes this magnificent screening in our 70th edition all the more special. Certainly not an event to be missed.

2016 marks the Edinburgh International Film Festival's 70th edition, and the 12-day programme will showcase the best in feature films, short films and documentaries.

Full details of the 2016 EIFF programme will be announced soon. More information on the Film Festival, including program and ticketing links.

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