Jaws at The Palace

Jaws poster(Cue ominous music)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to The Palace, the biggest, scariest movie star of 1975 is back. No, not Jack Nicholson -- the giant shark from Jaws.

Tonight at 7 the classic film series at Albany's Palace Theater winds up its season with the 1976 Academy Award winning film that scared the bejesus out of beach lovers everywhere. (And launched the idea of the blockbuster summer movie.) We're not sure how the special effects will hold up after 30 years, but it's #46 on AFI's list of the 100 best movies of all time, and it's a chance to see what Spielberg did before he was "SPIELBERG." That alone makes it well worth the $5 price of admission.


I saw Jaws for the first time a couple months ago. And the special effects are about as scary as my little brother putting his hand over his head in family pool and going "ba dum... ba dum... ba dum". But that's not to say you shouldn't see it. I think it's pretty much required viewing for all Americans.

Somehow I missed seeing this while I was growing up, but I'll be there tonight! If you happen to see me standing in line or sitting in the theatre, please don't spoil the ending...

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Do you know where the movie listings are online for the Palace.

Do they have movies playing over the summer?

Hi Lauren. We'll check into it. They usually have everything posted at palacealbany.com but it hasn't been updated in a while.

Looks like the classic movie series has ended for the season. The good news is, it starts up again in the fall.

I was just reading over the archive of posts. I wonder if I am the same Lauren that wrote above (It's been awhile, and I can't remember). Watching Jaws at The Palace was the first thing I did in Albany after unpacking my boxes. I stopped at the theater after dropping off the U-haul truck. Thanks AOA for all the great posts and good times since then.

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