Open Wide! Spielberg Classic at Community Cinema
Screening of Jaws (PG)
Friday 31 May
Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:30 pm
At The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Licensed bar; homemade snacks and soup available
Tickets cost £5, available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk;
From Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road; or on the door on the night
A movie often described as one of the scariest ever made is set to screen next week at Hoylake Community Cinema. Steven Spielberg’s Jaws will be shown at The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre on Friday 31 May.
The film is set on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down, but soon regrets his decision because that same weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy’s mother puts a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature: “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Jaws won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Sound. It was also nominated for Best Picture, but lost out to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Jaws became the highest-grossing film in history at the time and it was the most successful motion picture of all time until Star Wars.
Tickets for Jaws cost £5 and are available from gift shop Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre; on the door on the night; and online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 pm; the film starts at 7.30 pm. There is a licensed bar selling homemade snacks and soup. Hoylake Community Centre has full disabled access and is induction loop enabled for the hard of hearing.