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‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ will fly into local theaters on Sept. 17 and 20. Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” will return to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., courtesy of Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures. The special remastered screening will include an exclusive commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

A scene from ‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ – Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

Relive the adventure and magic in Steven Spielberg’s beloved tale of the friendship between a lost alien and a 10-year-old boy when it returns to the big screen. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home in this 1982 classic.

The winner of four Academy Awards, including one for the iconic score by John Williams, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” is “one of the great American films” (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

Participating movie theaters in our neck of the woods include AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook; Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, 1001 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale; and Island 16 Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville. To purchase your ticket in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.