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PUSH! Film Festival Partners with BVU for Free Movie in the Park, Ticket Prices Set

May 18, 2015

PUSH! Film Festival is partnering with BVU to host a free movie in the park as part of the first-year festival over the weekend of June 12 – 14, 2015, in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia.

PUSH! Film Festival and BVU have agreed to show the family classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” Friday, June 12 at sundown, approximately 9:00 p.m in Cumberland Square Park. The Festival Committee is encouraging filmgoers to bring their bicycles and wear their red hoodies in honor of the film’s main (human) character Elliott from the 1982 classic film.

“We are excited to partner with BVU to bring E.T. to life for a new generation of film lovers! It’s sure to also be a nostalgic hit for a lot of festival attendees,” stated Jessica Barnett, chair of PUSH! Film Festival Committee.

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is about a brave child, Elliott, who befriends the alien E.T. and helps him escape earth to return to his home world. The film was directed by Stephen Spielberg and starred Henry Thomas as Elliott.

The festival has also set its ticket prices and box office hours. The box office will be located at the Believe in Bristol office at 36 Moore Street, Bristol, VA. Festival attendees should note that because seating is limited, film attendance will be based on a first-come, first-served basis at each film venue. Venues will be the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Public Library, and Cumberland Square Park. Box office hours leading up to PUSH! Film Festival weekend will be 1:00 – 5:00PM at the Believe in Bristol office.

  • Single screenings can only be purchased at the film venue for $6. Any Friday screenings need to be purchased separately, or are covered by the weekend wristband option.
  • Saturday wristbands are $30 and can be purchased at the box office or by contacting Believe In Bristol at 276-644-9700 for will call.
  • Sunday wristbands are $20 and can be purchased at the box office or by contacting Believe In Bristol at 276-644-9700 for will call.
  • Weekend wristbands (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday screenings) are $50 and can be purchased at the box office or by contacting Believe In Bristol at 276-644-9700 for will call.

For more information about PUSH! Film Festival, visit www.pushfilmfest.com, or contact Christina Blevins at 276-644-9700 or cblevins@believeinbristol.org.