E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is such an iconic film for kids living in the 80’s and now a big dose of nostalgia is coming our way thanks to Fathom Events, the TCM Big Screen Classics series, and Universal Pictures who are bringing it back nationwide for two days only on September 17 and 20.

It’s the first time kids of this generation will be able to experience E.T. on the big screen giving longtime fans and new viewers alike the chance to experience the movie’s magic in theaters. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of its original release in 1982, E.T. will be accompanied by special commentary, both before and after the film, from TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.

E.T. will screen twice a day, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time), and tickets are available now at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/et-the-extra-terrestrial.

See it for Yourself


  • Sunday, September 17 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Wednesday, September 20 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)


Tickets for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change)