Jaws
 


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$5 General Admission

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Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime

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Jaws
Friday - Sunday, July 6 - 8
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

 

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to The Strand....

 

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort. 

 

The Strand is chomping at the bit to bring the movie that redefined the Summer Blockbuster back to its giant 25' screen and 45 speaker surround-sound!  JAWS has become a fan favorite during the Summer months, as patrons gleefully return for this biting thriller whose Oscar winning camera work, and suspense-filled soundtrack hold up surprisingly well for 21st century audiences!

 

While the film won an Oscar for Film Editing, and most critics praised Director Steven Spielberg's use of a '1st Person' camera angle for the shark on so many scenes, ramping up the suspense factor, this wasn't the plan originally.  The production team contracted to have three mechanical sharks built, at a cost of $250,000 each; one shark was open on the right side, one on the left side, and the third was fully skinned. Spielberg nicknamed the shark 'Bruce', after his Lawyer. However, the shark malfunctioned so many times, Spielberg eventually gave up and started filming the '1st person' sequences in order to complete the film.  This garnered 'Bruce' another, lesser known nickname, 'The Great White Turd'.

 

Robert Shaw could not stand Richard Dreyfuss and the two argued all the time, which resulted in some good tension between Hooper and Quint

 

Several decades after the release of JAWS, Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner, walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an "Alex Kintner Sandwich." She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago; the owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her, and he was none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. They had not seen each other since the original movie shoot.

 

Friday & Saturday July 6 & 7   7:30pm
Sunday July 8  4:00pm

1975 Rated PG (pre-dated PG-13, and would likely get that rating today)  |  Runtime 2 Hour 4 Minutes