Movie on the Lawn – Jaws

Stay out of the water! You’ll be safe on the lawn as we watch Jaws, the first Movie on the Lawn of the season Fri, June 1 at 8:45pm on the south side of the Kansas State Capitol.

Jaws was released in 1975 and immediately made audiences rethink hitting the beach. The film is about a great white shark that terrorizes a beach resort. The local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer that team up to hunt down the beast.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to the event and find a good spot. Starting at 7:45 we’ll have fun activities to gear up for the show. You can purchase drinks and snacks for the movie from vendors.

Movie on the Lawn is a very popular community event with 100 to 250 people for each film. For me, Movie on the Lawn events stir up memories of the drive-in when I was a young girl. I think that’s why I enjoy coming out to see the films so much. The Kansas State Capitol grounds make a beautiful backdrop for the event too. I hope to see you there!

The Movie on the Lawn series is brought to you by the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, seveneightfive magazine and Downtown Topeka, Inc. Movie licensing was funded by the Friends of the Library.

Kelli Smith is a bookmobile librarian who helps bring the library to you. She also works with partners to coordinate community movie events including Movie on the Lawn and Silents in the Cathedral.