Jaws (1975)

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Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa FL

Jun 16
Jaws (1975)

2h 4m / PG / Thriller

Steven Spielberg conceived Jaws as a spiritual follow-up to his TV movie Duel, a thriller about a murderous eighteen-wheeler chasing someone through the desert. After it was all said and done (one hundred days over shooting schedule, with a famously malfunctioning mechanical shark and a chronically seasick cast), he had revolutionized the creature feature and invented the summer blockbuster. Sometimes we surprise even ourselves. If all you remember about Jaws are the ominous strings of John Williams’s brilliant score and the gory horror of the shark (which, mind you, doesn’t even show up clearly on screen for over an hour), it’s a revelation to realize how much of the movie is warm summer scenes and witty satire — it’s got the naturalistic and improvisational feel of a Robert Altman movie, except there’s also a giant shark eating people.

Casting, performance, cinematography, even down to the poster; everything about Jaws is best-in-class, which is why – even though it came in second in our “Fans Pick the Classic” poll, we decided to show it, too.




Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602


Nearby city garage, street parking and paid lots.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Info
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access to ground-level seating only. Accessible restroom on ground level. Sign language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.

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