Celebrate 'Jaws' 40th Anniversary with Trip to Theaters and Martha's Vineyard
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Enjoy all the wonder and nostalgia that is the 40th anniversary of the movie “Jaws” without ever having to get a bigger boat.
The film that opened in theaters June 20, 1975 and made you afraid to ever step foot into any body of water is returning to theaters.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Steven Spielberg classic will make its epic return to the big screen “Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time in theaters around the country.”
Those interested, which we imagine includes just about all of you, can get more information as well as purchase tickets at Fathom Events.
After securing your spot for the event we suggest enjoying as much beachside fun as you can, because the movie has a way of terrifying travelers away from any and all coastal locations.
Those who wish to get a bit more immersive traveling experience can visit Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, which played the role of Amity Island in the movie.
As Movie Locations notes, the area is still much the way cast and crew left it four decades ago.
The website states, “As a conservation area, the prestigious resort remains relatively unspoiled since its heyday as a whaling centre in the 19th century, and the movie’s locations remain unchanged.”
YouTube channel AmityIsland2008 put together a wonderful video based on a trip to the area in 2008, which includes overlapping scenes that depict where certain areas were used:
Now production for the movie took crew all over the world, including Los Angeles, Australia and California’s Santa Catalina Island according to IMDB.
However most of the scenes you see in the movie called Martha’s Vineyard home, which makes an already remarkable stay on the lovely island an especially memorable one.
And if you care to spelunk into the giant chasm of movie history, there are plenty of lists that will aid your endeavor.
Besides Movie Locations, Curbed Cape Cod has a useful point-by-point map that lists unforgettable scenes and the locations they were shot.
Or, if you are understandably wary of the outdoors, you can plan a trip to the theater for the summer’s most iconic film.
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