Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Filming Locations

Location #1: Opening sequence

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Mojave Desert, California, United States

Location #2: Gillian’s house

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22250 State Highway 181, Fairhope, Alabama, United States

Location #3: The side of the road


This is a studio backlot / movie set

Location #4: Tollbooth

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Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles, California, United States

Location #5: Gobi Desert, Mongolia

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Dumont Dunes, California, United States

One thought on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Filming Locations

  1. Mark R.

    The coordinates received in the movie don’t lead to Devils Tower, but actually DIA Airport in Denver CO (yes it’s really true)- also, the government guys tossed around ideas in the movie about how to create a ‘diversion’ to get people out of town (which they chose nerve gas) could relate to our current situation of Covid 19 (which yes in fact is real)- also the strange ‘lights in the sky’ sightings in Eastern CO last year (Dec. 2019) still no answer as to what they were- and a UAP meeting in 2020- which the committee wants more info about ‘unknown craft’ in a second meeting in 2021- lastly the crop circle formation at:

    Martinsell Hill, Nr Wooton Rivers, Wiltshire. Reported 7th July.

    a warning about ‘Covid 19’?


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