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Beachfront Cinema: Jaws

August 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Every now and then, an event is so cool I just have to mention it, even if it falls outside of the confines of Laguna Beach.

Perhaps in keeping with Shark Month, see a GIANT screening of Jaws (21+) in HUNTINGTON BEACH on one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. Sorry, but I’m a super JAWS fan, and what better venue? (I know, I know . . .)

Arrive early for pre-movie festivities such as live entertainment, games and contests. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase from food booths and the beach bar. Pre-movie activities 5 p.m., show time at dusk (8 p.m.). $15 GA, $49 VIP (includes jumbo 2-person bean bag). Lifeguard tower 14 at Huntington State Beach.

Little known trivia facts about the filming of Jaws – pulled from this great article – read it in full!  CNN Jaws Movie 

  • The movie’s 25-foot great white shark was played by three full-scale mechanical models towed by submerged “sleds” or guided by hidden scuba divers. The crew nicknamed the shark “Bruce” after Spielberg’s lawyer, Bruce Ramer. Spielberg, frustrated by the shark’s frequent malfunctions, had another name for it: “the great white turd.”
  • For the famous scene in which Quint recounts the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, Shaw persuaded Spielberg to let him have a few drinks before the cameras started rolling. But Shaw got so drunk, he had to be carried to the set and couldn’t get through his lines. He later called Spielberg and apologized; they shot the scene again the next day, and Shaw nailed it.
  • Spielberg wasn’t satisfied with the scene in which Hooper investigates a fisherman’s sunken boat and is jolted when the man’s disembodied head floats out of the hull. So Spielberg recruited a small crew and reshot the scene in film editor Verna Fields’ backyard swimming pool in Encino, California. To make the clear, chlorinated water match the murkier look of the ocean, crew members poured a gallon of milk into the pool.


August 4, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Huntington State Beach – Lifeguard Tower 14
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