Close Encounters of the Third Kind Discussion & Screening

April 1, 6:00 PM

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Due to the great interest in our Sci Fi Flick Series, we are completely SOLD OUT of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind event for April 1st. We are even maxed out on the waiting list! We apologize to those who didn't get a ticket, but we promise to have more great events like it in the future. Thanks for all your support and interest!

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), a science fiction adventure film written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Discussion prior to screening with Close Encounters star Richard Dreyfuss, moderated by science fiction author David Brin.

Richard Dreyfuss is Founder and President of The Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit organization committed to revitalizing America’s civic culture [ ].  He serves on the American Bar Association’s Education Committee, the Board of the National Constitution Center, and was Senior Research Advisory Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University. With an entertainment career spanning more than four decades, Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has been one of America’s most versatile and individualistic actors.  

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Discussion begins at 6:00PM, followed by the film screening.

Location: Atkinson Auditorium, first floor of Atkinson Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP for admission. For information or questions, contact Sara Carver at 

Supported by the Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation, UC San Diego, and ViaSat


Please buy a permit first at Hopkins Parking Structure. Directions: to Atkinson Hall | to Hopkins Parking Structure