Just when you thought it was safe to go to the theater

“Jaws” appearing on the big screen at the Panida Theater for 40th anniversary

Steven Spielberg’s summer classic Jaws is coming to the Panida Thursday in honor of the blockbuster’s 40th anniversary. The 1975 film, featuring a white shark terrorizing Amity Island, stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.Jaws-movie-poster

Jaws by the lake is kicking off summer and giving patrons one last chance to see the old ceiling before the theater closes for two months to restore it.

Executive Director, Patricia Walker invites everyone to come in and take a last picture before the original 1927 plaster comes down and enjoy this classic movie away from the hot weather.

Seats are only $5.00 to come see this classic and relive that music. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 at the Panida Theater.


Fun Facts about “Jaws”:

• “Jaws” was the first summer blockbuster and started that trend.

• The famous line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” was an ad-lib by Roy Scheider.

• Charlton Heston was considered for the role of Brody. When Spielberg decided to go with another actor Heston was reportedly so furious that he refused to ever work with the director.

• The model shark wasn’t tested in water before production. When it was eventually placed in the ocean it swiftly sank.

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