Cinema shark makes Sydney pool its playground

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Art & About Sydney and Golden Age Cinema are hosting a night-time screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic shark-horror, Jaws, at the Andrew (Boy) Charlton pool.

Forty years after the film first unleashed fear among cinemagoers around the world, this unique outdoor experience will allow viewers to enjoy the movie while lounging poolside.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said people had better be quick to snap up tickets for JAWS: The Deep End, which go on sale on Thursday 3 December.

“Spielberg’s 1975 film – and the music that helped set its tone – is a classic and the opportunity to watch it so close to the water is not to be missed,” the Lord Mayor said.

This is one of many exciting creative city events we have planned for 2016, I encourage you to get outdoors and make the most of our year-round Art & About program.

JAWS still  - people running from the water
JAWS still – people running from the water

The City teamed up with Surry Hills’ Golden Age Cinema & Bar to create the memorable experience for film-lovers and mark the film’s recent 40th anniversary.

Tickets are limited for this poolside screening, which will also feature fresh seafood and ocean-inspired drinks.

The two screenings in late January next year are part of Art & About Sydney’s new year-round program of art in unusual places.

Jaws won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Sound. John William’s memorable score also won the Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Award.

It is frequently cited as one of the greatest films of all time and in 2001 was selected to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance.