Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Jun 28, 2023 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Runtime:124 minutes
Director:Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Year Released:1975
Production Country:United States


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $3 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Jaws in 3D (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

The film that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water.

"The water seems as if it wants to pour into the theater." - Germain Lussier, Gizmodo

"When Jaws came out in 1975 it might not have been the best film ever made.  But it was easily the best movie ever made." - Quentin Tarantino, Cinema Speculation

"It may be the most cheerfully perverse scare movie ever made." - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

"When it comes to this kind of thriller, no movie has been able to top Jaws, although many have tried.  And, as the years go by, it seems increasingly unlikely that anything will come close." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"One of the most effective thrillers ever made." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"28-year-old Spielberg became an industry giant and scared a lot of impressionable bathers out of the ocean with his effective shark-paranoia feature." - Michael J. Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.  One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach.  Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns.  When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert.  After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit.  Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White.  One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right.  The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy.