JAWS 45th Anniversary Screening
10:30pm - Saturday, Jul 4, 2020
"We're gonna need a bigger screen."
Steven Spielberg's original summer blockbuster, JAWS, is celebrating 45 years of maritime terror! 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 - coupled with John Williams' truly iconic score - JAWS retains its rightful place in movie history as a genuine classic, four decades after its release. Best enjoyed on the big screen (if you dare!).
The charming story of a police chief (Roy Scheider), a marine scientist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a grizzled fisherman (Robert Shaw) who spring into action after a white shark terrorizes the inhabitants of Amity, a quiet island.
"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)
Saturday, July 4
Doors 10:00 pm | Movie 10:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
JAWS (Steven Spielberg, 1975 / DCP / 124 mins / PG) | When an unusually large great white shark decides to terrorizes the inhabitants of Amity Island, three unlikely heroes - a police chief, a marine scientist, and a grizzled fisherman - set out to catch it. Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw.
*Minors permitted 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.
PLEASE NOTE: We've made some changes as part of our re-opening! In addition to encouraging guests to wear a mask in the venue as much as possible, we kindly ask everyone to arrive early to ensure enough time for seating and concession purchases.
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