Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reel Facts & Opinions: Everything Old is New Again

In June of this year, Reel Speak and movie fans who are not afraid to get back in the water will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS. To help commemorate the birthday of what is widely regarded as one of the best films of all time, Fathom Events is teaming with Universal Pictures to re-release the film in a limited two-day run. 

JAWS, which tells the story of a great white shark that terrorizes a resort community, will be presented on June 21st and June 24th, at 2pm and 7pm each day. The screening will include an introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. 

This is great news for fans of JAWS and in film in general. In today’s stubborn Hollywood, where remakes and reboots and sequels of older material takes priority, it is indeed a joy to revisit classic favorites the way they were meant to be seen; on the big screen. The picture looks better, the sound is incredible, things which were never noticed before or forgotten are seen, and it makes for a grand communal experience with fellow movie fans. This Blogger has taken advantage of re-releases in the past few years, revisiting TITANIC, JURASSIC PARK, GHOSTBUSTERS, and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. There is a great feeling to be had when leaving the theatre surrounded by people buzzing with excitement over re-visiting an old friend again. 

Aside from JAWS, there is plenty of fun to be had this coming summer if you live near a Cinemark theatre. As part of their classic series this summer, the chain will be running re-releases of classics such as the James Bond adventure GOLDFINGER, James Cameron’s original THE TERMINATOR, Mel Brooks’ SPACEBALLS, Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY, and the 1980’s favorite…GREMLINS. For those of us who love these films and for those who need to discover them for the first time, there is no better venue to do so. 


Cinemark’s Classic Series roster can be found here: 

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