MOUNT VERNON — The public is invited to attend a big-screen showing of “E.T.” on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Knox County Memorial Building Theater. Relive the magic and friendship found in this Spielberg 1982 family classic.

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. The film is rated PG and has a running time of two hours, one minute.

Snacks and beverages will be offered in Veteran’s Hall starting at 6 p.m. The box office will open at 6 p.m.

The Knox County Memorial Building is located at 112 East High Street in Mount Vernon.For more information, visit


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