Did you know that aliens came to Indiana nearly 40 years ago?
According to a classic movie written and directed by Steven Spielberg in 1977, two airplanes had a close encounter of the first kind (a sighting) with a UFO over Indianapolis, and Hoosiers had a close encounter of the second kind (physical evidence) with an alien craft in Muncie shortly thereafter.
On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Danville, aliens return to Indiana when the Kiwanis Club of Danville brings us "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in its latest installment of Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night.
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” stars Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary -- a Hoosier electrical lineman who, while investigating a massive power outage, has a close encounter with a UFO. Neary becomes obsessed with UFO's and eventually embarks on an adventure that culminates in a close encounter of the third kind: contact with alien life.
This movie is rated PG and has a 137-minute run time. It also stars Teri Garr and Lance Henriksen and includes a cameo appearance by Jerry Garcia of the band The Grateful Dead.
(For information that may help with determining if your kids will be okay with this movie, click here for IMDb's parent guide.)
Admission is just $3 per adult and $1 per child. Tickets are sold at the door. This edition of Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night is sponsored by Hackleman Auto Collision Repair.
For Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night, the Kiwanis Club of Danville teams up with the historic Royal Theater and local businesses and organizations to provide classic movies for an entire family to enjoy at a great price.
Proceeds from the event will be used by the Kiwanis Club of Danville to help fund their local projects, which include scholarships for Danville Community High School students, the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ellis Park, and sponsorship of a wide variety of local agencies and organizations.
The Kiwanis Club of Danville is in its 14th year of service and meets every Tuesday at noon at Dave’s All-American Pizza and Eatery in Danville. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings.
The Kiwanis Club of Danville was named Outstanding Club of the Year by the Indiana District of Kiwanis for 2014-15. For more information about the club, click here.
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
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