6:45pm - Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019
We’re gonna need a bigger screen.
Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster, JAWS, has been terrorizing ocean (and movie) lovers for over 40 years.
Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Spielberg’s JAWS forever changed the cinematic landscape, setting a whole new bar for mainstream horror. Masterfully directed with artful yet thrilling cinematography and a truly iconic score, Jaws retains its rightful place in movie history as a true classic four decades after its release. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw star in the story of an insatiable great white shark who terrorizes the people of Amity Island. Best enjoyed on the big screen (if you dare!).
"It may be the most cheerfully perverse scare movie ever made. Even while you're convulsed with laughter you're still apprehensive, because the editing rhythms are very tricky, and the shock images loom up huge, right on top of you." (The New Yorker)
"Delivers an astonishingly effective thriller built on a very primal level: fear... On a sheer cause and effect basis, it could be Spielberg's finest." (Empire Magazine)
Wednesday, July 3
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10.50 advance | $12.50 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
JAWS (Steven Spielberg, 1975 / DCP / 124 mins / PG) | When an unusually large great white shark decides to terrorize the inhabitants of Amity Island, three unlikely heroes – a police chief, a marine scientist, and a grizzled fisherman – set out to catch it.
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