Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Jaws' Returns to Theaters For a Special 40th Anniversary Screening

It's hard to believe that it's been 40 years since Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the Peter Benchley novel, Jaws, instantly terrified all who waded into theaters.

Whether you consider Jaws a horror movie, a thriller, or a cautionary tale to never again go swimming in the ocean, it's made a lasting impact to this very day. As a little girl, I begged to see Jaws and to this day, it has affected my swimming habits. When I hear that iconic John Williams score, I get chills.

Now, on June 21, you can check it out the way it's meant to have been seen...on the big screen. In a select 500 theaters, special screenings of the film will be presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Universal Pictures. According to Entertainment Weekly, "TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz will provide a special introduction for an afternoon and evening showing, as well as an encore presentation on June 24."

You can click here to see if a theater near you is participating and also, to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available starting on May 29.

Will you be getting your feet wet? And remember, most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach. Happy Summer! Oh and enjoy the original trailer embedded below...

-Larissa Mrykalo