Paramount Presents: Shark Fin Fun Run

Paramount Presents: Shark Fin Fun Run

Live Events | 08/17/2019 | 4:00PM Shark Fin Fun Run | 6:00PM Movie

This summer, grab your sun block and floaties, and head to the Downtown Mall on Saturday, August 17th for the first ever Shark Fin Fun Run, hosted by The Paramount Theater and Champion Brewery!

Channel your inner Jaws and compete as a Shark or grab your goggles and slap on a speedo (if you dare!) to complete the course as a Swimmer. But beware…the Shark’s job is to chase the Swimmer and take a “bite”, in the form of your flag belt. The Shark with the most bites at the end wins a prize! Along the way, take a break at the “Peace Point Pier” (Champion Brewery) where Sharks and Swimmers can enjoy a cold one without the fear of attack! Run will begin under The Paramount’s marquee.

Catch the current back to The Paramount by 5:45PM for a Swimmer’s costume contest. , The Shark with the most bites will be recognized, too, which will be followed by the summer classic Jaws on the Big Screen at 6:00PM. The registration fee for the run includes a special edition 2019 Shark Fin Fun Run Paramount beach mat, one free pour at Champion Brewery, and admission to the movie.


Do you like fish? Well, he likes you too…

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Image credits: © 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, a Division of NBC Universal. All rights reserved.

Did you know?

  • When composer John Williams originally played the score for director Steven Spielberg, Spielberg laughed and said, “That’s funny, John, really; but what did you really have in mind for the theme of Jaws (1975)?” Spielberg later stated that without Williams’s score, the movie would only have been half as successful and according to Williams, it jumpstarted his career.
  • According to writer Carl Gottlieb, the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” was not scripted, but was ad-libbed by Roy Scheider.
  • Over 67 million people in the U.S. went to see this film when it was initially released in 1975, making it the first summer “blockbuster.”
  • Director Steven Spielberg named the shark “Bruce” after his lawyer.
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Showtimes: 4:00PM Shark Fin Fun Run
215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902 The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville MM/DD/YYYY ayRsfxAFczszDfJQlmHe23157

Ticket Prices

  • $ 25.00 Shark Fin Fun Run

Schedule of Events

  • August 17, 2019 | 4:00PM Shark Fin Fun Run
  • August 17, 2019 | Movie
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  • Roy Scheider as "Brody"
  • Robert Shaw as "Quint"
  • Richard Dreyfuss as "Hooper"
  • Lorraine Gary as "Ellen Brody"
  • Murray Hamilton as "Vaughn"
  • Carl Gottlieb as "Meadows"

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