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You thought it was safe to go back to the concert hall
You'll never go in the water again! That was what moviegoers were told in 1975 when the film Jaws opened. Steven Spielberg's blockbuster is now being screened again, this time accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra who will perform John Williams' Academy Award-winning score live and in sync to the picture.
The regional tour includes a date at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on April 11, 2018. The venue is close to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, which boasts sharks among its collection of over 2,000 creatures, so the two tourist attractions are teaming up to promote the movie event.
Christopher Coventry, the National Sea Life Centre's Marketing Manager, said: "We are thrilled to be working with Symphony Hall for their forthcoming presentation of Jaws in Concert. Sharks have excellent hearing, and can hear sounds over 200 metres away, so the chances are they will be able to hear the live performance of the iconic film score at Symphony Hall! There are over 500 species of shark in our oceans and thanks to this partnership audiences will have the opportunity to meet some of the different shark species at Birmingham Sea Life Centre and discover that sharks aren't so scary."
The centre's aquarium is home to sharks, rescued giant green sea turtle, otters, jellyfish, piranha, octopus and rays.
Richard Loftus, Director of Sales and Marketing at Town Hall/ Symphony Hall, added:"Symphony Hall and the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham sit opposite each other over the depths of Birmingham's waterways. With sharks on either side of the canal, audiences will undoubtedly love the opportunity to cross the water and experience a full-day of sea life before a night of nerve-wracking thrills on April 11!"
Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws tells the tale of a small New England seaside community terrorised by a predatory great white shark. Upon its release, Jaws became the most successful movie of all time, and Steven Spielberg has often credited John Williams' iconic score with much of the film's success.
Tickets for Jaws in Concert begin at £30.50, with £15 tickets for the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham also available.