100 Fans Recreate Iconic Cycling Scene From 'E.T.' as Part of L.A. Film Fest
The bike scene in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was a memorable moment in film history, and it had another appearance in the spotlight on Friday. Fans of the iconic Steven Spielberg movie celebrated its 30th anniversary and forthcoming release on Blu-ray at a free outdoor screening at FIGat7th in conjunction with the Los Angeles Film Festival presented by Film Independent. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition gathered attendees to pay homage to the well-known (and much beloved) scene in which Henry Thomas’s character rides his bike with E.T.; more than 100 people biked to the scene and recreated that moment near the entrance of the event. Fans inside also paid tribute to the film by wearing a commemorative red hooded sweatshirt. It was part of both Universal’s 30th anniversary push for the move and Universal's own centennial.