For this special outdoor screening under the stars we'll be screening Speilberg's Sci-fi Classic; a film which happens to be about a spaceship landing on a mountaintop!
We’ve teamed up with Belfast Hills Partnership and the National Trust and we will be taking a projector, a screen and an audience right to the top of Divis and the Black Mountain – a location which overlooks the whole of Belfast. Let’s see who and what is out there…
Bring a torch, blankets, sleeping bags, hot water bottles and refreshments for your comfort…
Toilets & coffee available but parking is limited so where possible travel together! Lower car park is free but involves a 15min walk, upper car park is £2. Check out the map here
Richard Dreyfuss stars as Roy, a cable worker, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind – discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind – contact.
Before the main feature we will have clips from movies made on the Belfast Mountains including Game of Thrones, Closing the Ring and Dracula.