‘Jaws’ returns to silver screen in Bakersfield


Classic blockbuster thriller “Jaws” will return to the silver screen in Bakersfield for one night only at the Fox Theater. 

The Monday, May 14 showing starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 

The 1975 film – Steven Spielberg’s fourth theatrical release – tells the tale of police chief Martin Brody (Roy Schneider), who wants to shut down local beaches in the wake of recent shark attacks, but the town mayor refuses, fearing loss of tourist revenue. Brody, along with colleagues Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and Quint (Robert Shaw), take it upon themselves to hunt down the killer shark before more lives are lost.

The film is largely credited with creating the modern blockbuster film phenomenon.

The showing is part of the Fox Theater’s Cults & Classics series. The next film in that series, 1972’s “The Godfather,” is set for May 28.

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