City Hosts "Jaws" Anniversary Event
CLEARWATER - The Clearwater Downtown Development Board, in cooperation with the Capitol Theatre and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will host a 35th anniversary screening of Universal's film adaptation of Peter Benchley's book, Jaws, starring Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. The screening will be held on Friday, August 27, at the historic Capitol Theatre (405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.) The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. in the Cleveland Street District just outside the theatre. Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers mascot, will be on hand for photos. Animal experts will hold a discussion of the delicate relationship between dolphins and sharks in the wild.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium personnel will offer a presentation about Winter, the world famous dolphin in their care, who lost her tail in a crab trap. Warner Bros. and Alcon Films are planning a feature length movie loosely based on her life, and there will be a chance drawing to be an extra in that film, Dolphin Tale, to be shot in Clearwater this fall. In addition, there will be chance drawings for admission tickets to the aquarium.
Proceeds from the event, after expenses, will benefit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Theatre doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film screening will be at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $2, a nod to the price of a movie ticket when Jaws was released in 1975. Tickets will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office (1111 N. McMullen-Booth Rd., Clearwater) or at the theatre just prior to the show. A donation for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium of $8 is also suggested, and refreshments will be available for sale.
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