Duh…….nuh. Duh…nuh. Dun nuh dun nuh dun nuh dun nuh. With just those two sounds (repeated at an increasing tempo, of course) you probably know the exact movie being referenced — and you might have also felt your heart race for a second or two.
It’s iconic, and it’s terrifying. The 1975 horror classic, “Jaws,” has definitely stood the test of time. People born long after the movie debuted can recognize the chilling theme music from composer John Williams.
Despite the movie’s dated filmmaking technology, viewers still find themselves becoming petrified at the film’s terrifying depictions of shark attacks — something only slightly more likely to happen than, say, moving into a house that’s haunted by an entire family of ghosts.
And now, one movie theater has taken the “Jaws” movie-watching experience to a whole new level. The Alamo Drafthouse theater in Austin, Texas, is hosting exclusive “Jaws” viewings this summer that literally take place on water. Yes, some apparently insane people are voluntarily watching “Jaws” while floating in a body of water. In the dark.
You’ve may have seen Alamo Drafthouse in the news for another notorious screening it hosted: a women-only screening of “Wonder Woman.” But now, the theater is really taking some risks.
On Saturdays this summer, between June 8 and August 17, Alamo Drafthouse will offer showings of “Jaws” on Lake Travis, at the Volente Beach Water Park. Tickets include an inner tube to lounge on in the lake while you’re also trying not to pee your swimsuit as you repeatedly look over your shoulder to check for sharks, even though you know they don’t live in lakes!
While braving dark waters to see a movie about the dangers lurking just beneath its surface might not be for everyone, watching “Jaws” on the water certainly does provide the makings for a very interesting evening for movie buffs. However, there are plenty of new movies to see this summer if you’d rather not immerse yourself in a meta screening of a horror movie (which is totally understandable). Nevertheless, this limited-time event is sure to be one exhilarating night out.