The celebration starts as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial turns 40 this year and Universal Studios is bringing back the movie in your nearest IMAX Screens  


Mumbai, India, August 30, 2022 – Gloriously completing 4 decades in the global film industry, The Extra Terrestrial is coming back in the IMAX screens. This movie was iconic as it has raised the bars and set standards in the science-fiction genre of visual storytelling. After receiving applause from film critics and gaining fans from all over the world, E.T. is one of the best examples of quiensesstial storytelling. Commemorating the course of the movie, completing 40 years and celebrating with Indian fans, Universal studios, the distributor of the movie, is screening this movie once again for enthusiasts, all across IMAX cinema halls in India.

Produced by Steven Speiberg and Kathleen Kennedy the movie showcases a story about a boy, Elliott who becomes pals with an alien who is left behind on Earth. Elliott tries to help his friend and find a solution to assist his alien friend reach back home safely.


“It’s wonderful to know about the comeback of the iconic sci-fi classic after 4 decades. E.T is quintessential and enjoys an ardent fanbase till date; a testimony to Steven Spielberg’s unmatched position as a visionary and highly credible movie maker. Steven Spielberg’s movies resonate with all audience segments and cherished by the entire family. The movie will be released across our cinemas in India and we are quite sure our patrons will be able to relive the distinct storytelling and celebrate the movie in our latest cinematic formats backed by cutting edge technology through extra-large screens, laser projection systems and immersive sound to bring every little detail of the movie for a truly holistic movie experience”, said Mr. Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Limited.

As per Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Ltd, “We are always excited about presenting our viewer an extraordinary exposure to iconic and ageless content. E.T raised several bars when it was released originally and after 40 years, fans of the movie are still excited as much as they were four decades back. We are looking forward to this film, recreating the same magic once again.”

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will arrive exclusively in IMAX Screens at PVR, INOX, Cinepolis and Carnival cinemas in India on September 02, 2022.