Poster Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977

Where was Close Encounters of the Third Kind filmed

1977, Drama
Filming country: USA

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was filmed in Los Angeles & Mobile in the United States of America.


The Neary's house


Scene where Roy’s wife Ronnie can not stand his strange behavior and decides to leave the house.

Scene was shot Mobile's name is believed to have originated as a derivation of the name of a local Indian tribe: the Maubilla Indians. The city is often referred to as the Azalea Capital of the World, with more than 50 varieties of the flower on display. Founded in 1702, Mobile had several flags flying over its soil during its history. Originally the capital of French Louisiana, Mobile came under British rule in 1763 until it was captured by the Spanish in 1780 during the American Revolution. During the war of 1812, Mobile was seized by the United States and was incorporated as a city in 1819. Mobile is located only 30 miles from the Mississippi border (to the west) and 40 miles from the Florida border (to the east). Mobiel houses approximately 200,000 inhabitants.

1613 Carlisle Dr E, Mobile, Alabama 36618 United States
GPS: 30.7228336334228, -88.1791076660156
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Railroad Crossing

Scene where Roy is looking on the map when something happens to him that wil change him forever.

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Padgett Switch Rd, Irvington, Alabama 36544, United States
GPS: 30.5246505737305, -88.2024078369141
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22250 State Highway 181


Scene where Jillian goes out to throw away the trash and sees something strange in the sky. She runs back into the house to her son Barry.

Scene was shot The City of Fairhope was founded in 1894 as a utopian single tax colony. It was established by the "Fairhope Industrial Association" on the site of the former City of Alabama. Since it was a model community based on the common ownership of land, and was created with a "fair hope of success," it was christened "Fairhope" by the Midwesterners. The School for Organic Education was established in the city in 1907 by educator Marietta Johnson. Fairhope was incorporated in 1908. In the early 1900s, the city became a popular wintering spot for intellectuals and artists. Fairhope, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 14 miles SE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 135 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana.

22250 State Highway 181, Fairhope, Alabama, United States
GPS: 30.5488700866699, -87.8516311645508
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Devils Tower

Scene where While the military are guiding the terrain, Roy Neary and Jillian Guiler try to get as close to the mountain as possible.

Scene was shot Devils Tower rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the Belle Fourche River, standing 867 feet (265 m) from summit to base. The summit is 5,112 feet (1,559 m) above sea level. The name Devil's Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, when his interpreter reportedly misinterpreted a native name to mean 'Bad God's Tower'. President Theodore Roosevelt declared Devil's Tower as the first national monument in 1906.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming 82714, USA
GPS: 44.5904388427734, -104.715667724609
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