Experience the inspiring classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on a vast HD screen while John Williams’ iconic, triumphant score is performed LIVE, in sync with the film by the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evan Mitchell.
“A night to iPhone home about” (LA Times)
“A perfectly poised mixture of sweet comedy and ten-speed melodrama, of death and resurrection, of a friendship so pure and powerful it seems like an idealized love” (Time)
“[E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial] made my heart glad. It is filled with innocence, hope, and good cheer. It is also wickedly funny and exciting as hell” (Roger Ebert)
Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott.
Experience the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®*-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!
Prior to the screening, join film critic Richard Crouse with special guest Thom Ernst in the lower lobby for an in-depth discussion of the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at 6:30pm.
Take part in the conversation as they discuss the legacy of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 creation and why it remains one of the sweetest and most personal blockbusters ever made.
Richard Crouse is the film critic for CTV’s News Channel and CP24. His syndicated radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is the author of nine books including the bestselling Raising Hell: Ken Russell and The Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True. His weekly Metro column appears on Fridays.
Thom Ernst is a Toronto based film writer and critic. He is currently the host and producer of Making Movies the Canadian Way airing on Bell Fibe TV1. Thom also hosts the podcast This Movie’s About You. CBC listeners across Canada can hear him as a replacement film critic and commentator on CBC Radio Syndication and Fresh Air. Thom is best known as the former Host and Producer of TVO’s popular film show, Saturday Night at the Movies. Thom’s film writings have also appeared in the Toronto Star, The National Post, Playback Magazine and toromagazine.com.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Attila Glatz Concert Productions present
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Live in Concert. Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 at 7:30PM. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto. Tickets on sale NOW. Ticket prices range from $49-99. Ticket prices do not include service or delivery fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Sony Centre Box Office, over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY (7669) or online at www.sonycentre.ca.