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I know the official anniversary date was June 20th, but for me, Jaws will always be associated with July 4th. So grab a bucket of chum and celebrate!
So where were you 45 summers ago, when Jaws first hit theater screens? For me, it was the Fashion Valley 4 in San Diego, with my Dad, Mom, and brother (I guess it was ‘too intense’ for my younger sister to take part), and all these years later, I’m still having as much fun watching it as I did then. Today, it’ll be my third time watching it on Blu-ray, and perhaps my fortieth or so overall, and this time I’m going to put on headphones and try that DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track for the first time. Of course, it would’ve been cool to try out that new 4K release, but for that, I think I’m gonna need a bigger television.
And how will YOU be watching, and where? Or did you already watch it on June 20th? I’m sure there weren’t many theaters open for an anniversary screening, but if you were lucky enough to catch it on the big screen, I hope you had fun! There’s one theater I’ve always wanted to visit to see Jaws – the Giant Screen Theater at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois – and since I won’t be able to make their July 10th show, I guess I should start planning now for a 50th anniversary trip!
So once again, Happy 45th everyone, and I hope you’re doing something Jaws-like today, whether it be watching the movie, reading The Jaws Log, or just relaxing on a beach chair in your back yard, enjoying a cool Narragansett while listening to the film’s soundtrack. I’ll be starting my movie in about an hour…with popcorn, and not a holiday roast.