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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Locations

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is an American sci-fi film written and directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, and Roberts Blossom, the film follows Roy Neary, a blue-collar worker, whose ordinary life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO. It was released on November 16, 1977, grossed $306.1 million worldwide, won an Oscar for "Best Cinematography". Close Encounters of the Third Kind was shot in Wyoming, Alabama, and California, USA. Los Angeles International Airport, El Mirage Dry Lake, Devils Tower National Monument, Black Hills National Forest, Mobile Civic Center, Vincent Thomas Bridge, and Mojave Desert were among the filming locations.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind location
Black Hills National Forest. Photo by Trevor McGowan on Unsplash.

Where was Close Encounters of the Third Kind Filmed?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was filmed in 1613 Carlisle Drive E, 22250 AL-181, Bankhead Tunnel, Bay Minette, Bernal, Black Hills National Forest, Brookley Field Industrial Complex, Burbank, Devils Tower National Monument, Dharamsala, El Mirage Dry Lake, Fairhope, Los Angeles International Airport, Mobile Civic Center, Mojave Desert, Mumbai, Padgett Switch Rd, Palmdale, Tequisquipán and Vincent Thomas Bridge.

The complete list of the locations with latitude and longitude coordinates are listed below in the table.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Locations Map

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Locations Table

Location NameLatitudeLongitude
1613 Carlisle Drive E30.722712-88.179077
22250 AL-18130.549742-87.851761
Bankhead Tunnel30.691685-88.035477
Bay Minette30.882170-87.775375
Black Hills National Forest43.916485-103.673363
Brookley Field Industrial Complex30.636375-88.072899
Devils Tower National Monument44.590214-104.714684
El Mirage Dry Lake34.647228-117.601288
Los Angeles International Airport33.941319-118.409279
Mobile Civic Center30.686005-88.044937
Mojave Desert35.010765-115.473923
Padgett Switch Rd30.464815-88.217148
Vincent Thomas Bridge33.749809-118.273346

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