As summer rolls on and beaches become flooded with people, sharks start to come to the forefront of people's minds. Especially when you consider that this year the Carolinas coastal region has seen a record 12 shark attacks (some of which have resulted in lost limbs), and the normal tally for this time of year is usually four to six, tensions are running high for vacationers. But all the hysteria isn't stopping the people behind a man-made lake in Texas from putting on a series of screenings of the classic shark thriller Jaws... on the lake.
That's right, you heard us correctly. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is broadcasting Jaws at the Texas Ski Ranch near the Austin/San Antonio area, and moviegoers can watch the film on the big screen, while sitting in a tube on the lake. We're talking about this Jaws:
Never has America been more afraid of sharks or the water than when this film was released in 1975 (except of course maybe right now). We certainly applaud these viewers for their brash courage to watch the movie, which has most people freaking out on dry land, in the midst of a body of water. They must certainly be the type of people who laugh in the face of danger!
The good thing is that these fans will be lounging safely on rafts, and in the middle of a man-made lake no less. Still no one can be too safe when watching a film like "Jaws".
We imagine there will probably be a few frantic exits during the course of the movie, but nevertheless these moviegoers are brave explorers, scouting the unknown realm of placing oneself in the very setting of the film. As for us, we prefer to watch from the comfort of our homes!
Check out this trailer for the event, in case you dare to go on this adventure!