Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theatre think again, as Steven Spielberg’s terrifying 1975 horror classic Jaws is headed back to cinema’s to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary.

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg first bought Jaws to cinema’s in 1975.

Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are coming together to bring the film back to theatres this summer, for a limited time on June 21 and June 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m in select cinemas nationwide.

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The special screenings will feature an introduction from Turner Classic Movies Weekend Daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, who will discuss the 1975 film’s enduring legacy Jaws is often credited with being the first ‘summer blockbuster’ movie, a tradition which continues in cinemas to this day.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, Jaws takes place in the fictional New England resort town of Amity Island, where a killer great white shark is terrorising the residents. The film was Spielberg’s second feature and was co-written by Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote 1974 novel on which the film was based.

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Despite costing just $9 million to make, the film went to take over $460 million at the box office worldwide and remains one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Jaws also frequently ranks highly in lists of the greatest films ever made. Last year it was ranked Hollywood's No. 24 favourite film in a list complied by industry insiders. it also came in at at Number 56 on AFI’s most recent top 100 list.