Thirty-one years ago, Steven Spielberg practically invented the concept of the summer blockbuster with JAWS, the quintessential killer shark movie. In the years that followed the massive success of JAWS at the box office, studios would begin to see the months between May and August as a prime real estate spot for releasing the biggest budgeted of their films.
This Wednesday, the Alamo Drafthouse and Market Square Park will pay tribute to the granddaddy of all summer blockbusters with a free screening of JAWS at Market Square Park in downtown Houston.
As part of our Rolling Roadshow series, the Alamo Drafthouse brings classic films to some of the coolest areas of Houston. Sometimes, after all, it’s fun to sit under the starry night (well, as starry as Houston nights get, anyways) and watch a movie – even (or especially) if the movie is about killer sharks.
This week, the Drafthouse and Market Square Park invites you to lay back and relax after a long day at work. Feel free to bring your beach blankets and come garbed in your swimming wear to get extra cool and escape the summer humidity.
As at every Rolling Roadshow event, blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Food and beverage (including beer and wine) are also available at the nearby Niko Niko’s restaurant. Though alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park, it can be bought and consumed only through the café.
Metered on-street parking is available Monday through Saturday and is free after 6 PM and all day Sunday. $5 parking is available daily at Market Square Garage.
So, make waves to attend this free screening of JAWS – because a movie this big deserves to be seen under the open sky.
Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women.