Ok Austin, in the contest for coolest movie screening concept ever, you very well may have won the grand prize. I pretty much flipped out last night when I saw this picture of an Alamo Drafthouse screening of Jaws where people were watching the film while floating in the water on intertubes.
Unbelievably cool! My friend, who was at the screening, shared there were scuba divers intermittently pulling people’s legs under the water during the film. So mean, but so hilarious! I guess the bright side of getting piss your pants scared during this screening was no one was ever likely to discover your indiscretion.
According to the Alamo Drafthouse, they originally executed this concept in 2002 at a different location, but for the 40th anniversary of the film they decided to bring back “JAWS on the Water”, but this time doing a suped-up screening at the Texas Ski Ranch in a man-made lake they normally do wakeboard and waterski lessons.
Based on the Twitter feedback, it sure seems like JAWS on the Water was an amazing experience:
This may be the only way I can watch Jaws from now on. Jaws on the water with my lady last night.… https://t.co/cPyaWlfn5I
— Kyle Beutler (@kylebeutler) June 28, 2015
@drafthouse JAWS ON THE WATER WAS AMAZING. Thank you so much for a great evening/not declaring a rain-out. I'm sorry I doubted you.
— Libby (@libberish) June 28, 2015
NYC sure has some amazing movie screenings, but really nothing like this. Color me jealous!