Cult movie classic reinvented

PUBLISHED: 15:12 20 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:40 20 August 2014

Jaws poster

Jaws poster


THE Backyard Cinema company is dipping into one of the most famous thriller film franchises of all time for its next novelty screening.

The open air cinema has already brought us the Blair Witch Project and Mamma Mia in Weston’s Old Town Quarry and is hosting a sing-along showing of Grease followed by a disco next week.

Now, audiences are being invited to enjoy a classic horror in an unconventional setting, as Jaws is being shown at Portishead Open Air Pool.

This unique showing offers the chance for viewers to sit poolside while watching one of the original suspense-filled horror movies.

The Spielberg classic, which was first released in 1975 to critical acclaim, features a man-eating great white shark which attacks holidaymakers on Amity Island in the US.

Jaws has gone down in film history for being aesthetically innovative and having an iconic soundtrack, so even if you have seen it before it is certainly worth seeing in a different light.

It will be shown on September 6 from 7.30pm and tickets, priced £13.50, are available from or from Coles Kitchen in West Street, Weston.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Backyard Cinema to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, answer this question: What year was the Jaws film released?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Jaws competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on August 29.

Alternatively, click on the link in the top right hand corner to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision 
is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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