The spine-chilling thriller “Jaws” — that classic '70s flick about a rogue white shark wreaking havoc on a small beach town — is enough to scare the pants off most people.
If you are not one of them and need some extra incentive to be truly terrified, sign up to see the film 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, when the Brigantine Beach Chamber of Commerce shows it on an 18-foot-wide screen with surround sound at the south-end Cove beach.
What's so scary about seeing “Jaws” on the beach, you ask? Attendees will also have the option of watching it while floating in inner tubes in the waters around the Cove, notching up anything a 3-D movie might offer as far as special effects. If you are a person floating in the water just seconds before police Chief Martin Brody says “You're gonna need a bigger boat,” and claim to not be scared, there is one word that describes you — liar.
“We pride ourselves in Brigantine for being known for thinking outside the box to offer fun and innovative events,” said BBCC board of directors member and event coordinator Angela Reynolds. “Nationally there have been other venues that have shown ('Jaws') in a water setting, but each of those has been in an area such as a lake or river. We are one of the first in the country to hold it in tidal waters. It should be very exciting.”
Attendance is free but guests are asked to register by going to BrigJaws.eventbrite.com and clicking the green “register” tab on the right. Call 609-201-0702 for more info. The rain date is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.