Movie Night: Jaws

August 20, 2016


Buy Tickets


$10/ person in advance

$40/ carload in advance

$12/ person at the door

Advanced tickets can be purchased here: MOVIE TICKETS

Please email the BCSC Registrar if you require any assistance purchasing tickets in advance.


Gates open at 7:30

Movie starts at 8:30


Participants will park in the designated field across the street from the sailing center. All entries into the park after 7:30 must have a movie ticket.

The big screen will be set up in front of the large pavilion. Viewers can bring a lawn chair to watch from the grass or beach (if you dare!!!)

There will be a cash bar and a concession stand. Water will be provided for free. Beer and wine will be reasonably priced (21+ only). Snacks will be available from the concession stand.


Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody's wife, Ellen.

Shot mostly on location on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Spielberg decided to mostly suggest the animal's presence, employing an ominous, minimalistic theme created by composer John Williams to indicate the shark's impending appearances. Spielberg and others have compared this suggestive approach to that of classic thriller director Alfred Hitchcock.

Now considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars. It won several awards for its soundtrack and editing.

Movie Rating

Although Jaws is rated PG, it received this rating in 1975 and standards for movie ratings have changed since then. It is believed that if it were to be rated today, it would be a PG-13 movie. BCSC strongly cautions parents to consider this before bringing children to this event. Information regarding its rating can be found here: Jaws imdb parental guide