08/06/17: Jaws & Beach Party @ The United Palace

Experience Jaws on a 50-foot screen and stay for a bite! Before the screening, the theatre will be transformed into a tropical Palace with fin-tastic decor and Jaw-dropping activities, but beware of the deep end! DUUUN… DUN.

4pm: Doors & Beach Party On Stage
5pm: Movie + Q&A

The Beach Party will include:
Reef-freshments by Seawalk
Beachwear Fashion Show
Free Lei from our Lei Greeters
Tahitian dancing by Ori Manea
Photo Booth
Tiki by Tuto

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Wear your beachwear for a free bag of popcorn, then catwalk on the stage in the fashion show! Floaties and shark costumes encouraged.

Q&A with shark specialist Tobey Curtis and Greg Metzger, facilitated by Alex Horwitz, director of documentary Hamilton’s America.

Local shark researchers, Tobey Curtis and Greg Metzger, are co-founders of the Long Island Shark Collaboration, a research and education platform focused on the study of sharks found in New York’s coastal waters. Recently, their team became the first in the Atlantic Ocean to attach satellite tags to newborn great white sharks, revealing new information about their nursery grounds and migration patterns. Their ongoing research is aimed at improving conservation and educating Long Island residents about the importance of their local waters to shark populations.

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody’s wife, Ellen. 2 hours, 4 mins.

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