Bike To Shop On Clinton Street Presents E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

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Bike To Shop On Clinton Street Presents E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
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The Clinton Street Theater says
Celebrate National Bike Month with your friends from Bike To Shop on Clinton Street at this special screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, one of the greatest biking movies of all time. Did you know that the Clinton Street Neighborhood Greenway, Portland’s original neighborhood greenway, turns 30 this year? It was established in 1985 as a safe, comfortable route through the Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond Neighborhoods, and more than 3,000 people ride bicycles on Clinton Street each day.

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups.

Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen.

As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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