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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Poster

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USA 15 November 1977 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
USA 16 November 1977 (New York City, New York)
USA 18 November 1977 (Los Angeles, California)
USA 14 December 1977
France 24 February 1978
Sweden 24 February 1978
Japan 25 February 1978
Brazil 27 February 1978
Norway 28 February 1978
Denmark 3 March 1978
Finland 3 March 1978
Italy 3 March 1978
West Germany 6 March 1978
Argentina 9 March 1978
Hong Kong 9 March 1978
Greece 10 March 1978
UK 13 March 1978 (Royal premiere)
Netherlands 13 March 1978
UK 14 March 1978
Australia 16 March 1978
Belgium 16 March 1978 (Gent)
Spain 17 March 1978
Portugal 17 March 1978
Ireland 24 March 1978
Colombia 28 June 1978
Uruguay 29 June 1978
Mexico 30 June 1978
Thailand 30 June 1978
Singapore 1 July 1978
Kuwait 24 August 1978
Malaysia 16 October 1978
United Arab Emirates 15 November 1978
India 10 December 1978
Egypt 25 December 1978
South Korea 25 December 1978
Jamaica 7 January 1979
South Africa 23 March 1979
Poland 30 May 1979
USA 1 August 1980 (special edition)
UK 18 September 1980 (special edition)
Japan 4 October 1980 (special edition)
Australia 22 January 1981 (special edition)
Portugal 12 February 1981 (special edition)
Finland 13 February 1981 (special edition)
Brazil 2 March 1981 (special edition)
France 4 March 1981 (special edition)
Sweden 13 March 1981 (special edition)
West Germany 13 March 1981 (special edition)
Ireland 20 March 1981 (special edition)
Portugal 3 April 1981 (Porto) (special edition)
Hungary 9 April 1981
Netherlands 16 April 1981 (re-release)
Pakistan 1 June 1981
Egypt December 1982 (special edition)
Israel 22 January 1983
East Germany 4 January 1985
Turkey December 1985
Bangladesh 13 April 1986
Netherlands 22 March 1987 (The Weekend of Terror)
China 16 September 1990
Soviet Union 31 August 1991
France 12 September 2001 (re-release)
Canada 23 September 2001 (Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival)
Denmark 25 April 2003 (re-release)
Ireland 29 October 2007 (Dublin Horrorthon Film Festival)
Greece 3 December 2007 (Ultimate Edition DVD)
Canada 5 February 2010 (Digital Film Festival)
Zimbabwe 24 July 2010
UK 13 November 2011 (Leeds International Film Festival)
Hungary 19 September 2014 (Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival)
UK 27 May 2016 (re-release)
Japan 16 September 2016 (Mito Short Film Festival)
Germany February 2017 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Italy 31 August 2017 (digitally restored version) (Venice Film Festival)
USA 1 September 2017 (40th Anniversary Re-release)
Spain 28 September 2017 (Barcelona) (digitally restored version) (subtitled version) (re-release)
Croatia 30 September 2017 (40th Anniversary Re-release)
Netherlands October 2017 (Parool Film Fest)
Italy 5 November 2017 (digitally restored version) (Trieste Science+Fiction Festival)
Taiwan 10 November 2017 (Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival)

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Argentina Encuentros cercanos del tercer tipo
Australia Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Belgium (Flemish title) Contact type drie
Brazil Contatos Imediatos de Terceiro Grau
Brazil Contatos Imediatos do Terceiro Grau
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Близки срещи от Трети вид
Canada (French title) Rencontres du troisième type
Croatia Bliski susreti treće vrste
Czech Republic Blízká setkání třetího druhu
Czechoslovakia (Slovak title) Blízke stretnutie tretieho druhu
Czechoslovakia (Czech title) Blízká setkání tretího druhu
Denmark Nærkontakt af tredie grad
East Germany Die unheimliche Begegnung der 3. Art
Finland (Swedish title) Närkontakt av tredje graden
Finland Kolmannen asteen yhteys
France Rencontres du troisième type
Germany Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Stenes epafes tritou typou
Greece (reissue title) Stenes epafes tritou typou: Special ekdosi
Greece Στενές επαφές τρίτου τύπου
Hungary Harmadik típusú találkozások
Iran (Persian title) Barkhord-e nazdik az noe sevom
Italy Incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo
Japan Michi tono sôgû
Lithuania Artimi trečiojo laipsnio kontaktai
Mexico Encuentros Cercanos del Tercer Tipo
Norway Nærkontakt av tredje grad
Peru Encuentros cercanos del tercer tipo
Poland Bliskie spotkania trzeciego stopnia
Portugal Encontros Imediatos do 3º Grau
Romania Intalnire de gradul trei
Russia Близкие контакты третьей степени
Serbia Bliski susreti treće vrste
Slovakia Blízke stretnutie tretieho druhu
Slovenia Bližnja srečanja tretje vrste
Soviet Union (Russian title) Близкие контакты третьей степени
Spain (Catalan title) Encontres a la tercera fase
Spain (reissue title) Encuentros en la tercera fase: Edición especial
Spain Encuentros en la tercera fase
Sweden Närkontakt av tredje graden
Thailand (Thai title) (dubbed version) Nay xanpen laea khn tangdaw
Turkey (Turkish title) Ücüncü Türden Yakinlasmalar
Ukraine Близькi контакти третього ступеня
USA (informal short title) CE3K
USA (reissue title) The Special Edition: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
USA (working title) The Close Encounter of the Third Kind
USA (working title) Watch the Skies
Uruguay Encuentros cercano del tercer tipo
Vietnam Su Cham Mat Cua Coi Gioi Thu Ba
West Germany (complete title) Steven Spielbergs Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art
West Germany Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art
West Germany (director's cut) Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art - Die neue Version
Yugoslavia (Slovenian title) Bližnja srečanja tretje vrste
Yugoslavia (Serbian title) Bliski susreti treće vrste
Yugoslavia (Croatian title) Bliski susreti treće vrste

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