Jaws on the Water
Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark,
July 13 – August 17
by Holly Cowart
Photograph by HLK Fotos
Picture this: The sun has slowly finished setting and you’re snug in your inner tube, drink in hand. Your feet are swaying in the deep, dark waters when you hear it — those two simple yet menacing notes rapidly building speed signaling the approach of something sinister. Just as you feel something brush past your leg, the world’s most notorious great white shark bursts onto the screen. It’s OK if you scream, we won’t judge.
The 1975 blockbuster film that terrified a generation of beach-goers with Steven Spielberg’s tremendous mechanical monster can now be relived in a brand-new way. Hosted at Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark on Lake Travis and presented by Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow, the immersive screening of “Jaws” will take place every Saturday through August 17. Before settling in for the movie, visitors can partake in a full-on shark celebration (costumes? Check.) while spending time cooling off thanks to the park’s private beach, pools and waterslides. The evening will also contain multiple pop-up bars along the shore, scuba divers lurking below and a fiery finale, making this one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling viewing experience the ultimate summer event.
Who needs Shark Week? We’ll see you on the water.