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Contact: Dani Cessna, South District Interpreter, 508-255-3421, ext. 0305
Cape Cod National Seashore will host a showing of the iconic 1975 film “Jaws” on Tuesday, July 4. This classic thriller depicts the fictional tale of a great white shark’s terrifying impact on a New England tourist town. Before the movie, test your knowledge of shark “fact versus fiction” and learn about the important ecological role sharks play in the marine ecosystem. Safety tips for recreating in Cape Cod waters will also be shared. The program will run from 7 to 9:30 pm in the air- cooled comfort of the indoor auditorium at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The program is free and accessible.
Although “Jaws” caused many people to fear sharks, the film also serves as a catalyst for sparking further discussion to build interest and understanding in these misunderstood creatures. The “man-eaters” of the movies are fictional, but the real-life sharks of Cape Cod are intriguing and command respect. “Jaws” is rated PG for mature thematic content including frightening, intense scenes; profanity; and suggestive material and references. Doors open at 6:30 pm and seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.If You Go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items.