Man Who Helped E.T. ‘Phone’ Home Special Guest at Newark Museum Screening
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 04:29 PM EST
Henry Robert Feinberg , who created the communicator that E.T. used to phone home, will be the special guest at the Newark Museum’s November 25 screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The FREE screening begins at 2 pm and all are welcome.
After the movie was released, Feinberg created an exact replica of the communicator and donated it to the Museum. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film, the Museum will be displaying it through November 25.
Feinberg designed educational exhibits and science demonstrations for Walt Disney's Epcot Center, Universal Studios theme parks in Florida and Los Angeles, and AT&T's InfoQuest Center in New York City. A noted speaker, education and museum consultant, his work can be seen in science museums around the world. He retired from AT&T in 1998 as National Exhibitions Manager.
As a writer-director, Feinberg received 18 international film awards for his documentaries, including two CINE Golden Eagle awards. Earlier in his career he worked closely with Don Herbert, TV's "Mr. Wizard," devising innovative ways to demonstrate "the magic and mystery of science in everyday living." At AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, he produced several films and live presentations to explain leading-edge technology to audiences of all ages.
The Museum will show the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray DVD Edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm through Thanksgiving weekend (Please note on Thanksgiving weekend the film will be screened on Friday, November 23 and Sunday, November 25). Admission is free and after each screening will be a drawing for a copy of the DVD, courtesy of NBCUniversal and the Newark Museum.
For additional information, please visit the Newark Museum website at www.newarkmuseum.org or call 973.596.6550.