6:45pm - Monday, Jul 3, 2023

"We're gonna need a bigger screen."

Steven Spielberg's original summer blockbuster, JAWS, is still cause for maritime terror over 45 years after its release in 1975. 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)

Monday, July 3
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

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.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale. Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for treats.
*If you are looking to redeem either a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: You can either email us in advance and give us a "heads up," or do it at the box office prior to showtime. (We seat 400+ people and our regular screenings are very rarely at capacity - you should not have issues being admitted.)

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