‘Jaws’ to hit movie theaters in June for 40th anniversary

You’re going to need a bigger boat.
You’re going to need a bigger boat.

If you’ve never seen “Jaws” on the big screen, never heard that scary John Williams music in a huge theater, here’s your chance. The Steven Spielberg film will hit movie theaters again in June for its 40th anniversary.

Tickets are on sale now for the special June 21 and June 24 screenings on 500 big screens across the United States.

Sponsored by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures, the screenings will feature an introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

“Jaws,” the film version of Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, is considered the first summer blockbuster movie. Released in 1975, it became the top-grossing film in movie history in six months.

A first-ever survey of folks in the entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter last year ranked “Jaws” No. 24 on a list of Hollywood’s 100 favorite movies of all time.

One oft-told story goes that Spielberg knew that the movie was going to be a big hit when he watched someone run out of the premiere to throw up in the lobby – then come back to finish watching the film.

The screenings will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. on June 21 and June 24. Click here to get tickets from Fathom Events.