Jaws is an undisputed masterpiece of tension. The film about a monster shark is the first ever summer blockbuster, and it legitimately made people think twice about going to the beach. Are you one of those people who developed a logical fear of the ocean after watching Jaws for the first time? If you aren't, then it's time to see how you fare watching the movie without the safety of dry land. Jaws, the Steven Spielberg classic, is going to be screening out in the water, with an inner tube as your only line of defense.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from June 30 to July 23, Jaws will be screening in Lake Travis at Volente Beach Water Park in Leander, Texas. Jaws on the Water is a collaborative effort from FandangoNOW, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, and the website Birth.Movies.Death, that sends attendees into the water to watch one of the scariest aquatic based movies ever made. The "dive-in" screening will project the movie over the water, while viewers sit in specially designed inner tubes (free with ticket) that they have to use. There's no way to see the movie from land, so there's no chickening out. It's also implied that "unknown terrors threaten from the watery depths," so get ready to be scared by more than just the movie.
This year, it won't just be the original Jaws up on the screen. Jaws 2, Jaws 3 (with 3-D glasses included) and Jaws: The Revenge will play on certain nights too. If you really want to deep dive into the Jaws mythology and laugh more than shriek in terror, then these might be the nights you want to look into.
You can buy tickets for Jaws on the Water, which sounds increasingly more fun by the second, right here. General admission tickets are $55 with an option to purchase a meal ticket for $12.
In addition to a custom inner tube, attendees will also have the chance to get an exclusive Mondo pint glass with artwork designed by Kevin Tong. These glasses are on a first-come, first-serve basis and when they're gone, they're gone for good. Food, beer, and margaritas are also available for purchase. Children older than six are allowed, but must be accompanied by an adult. And children 12 and younger must wear a life vest while in the water. The doors open at 6 p.m., but the screening doesn't begin until after dark. Some attractions in the water park will be open to keep everyone busy until then.
If you live in the area, then you'd be seriously crazy for not checking this out. It sounds like a super fun way to screen the ultimate summer movie and no one will even be able to tell when you pee your trunks.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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