Jaws to be screened at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival after topping poll

La Baleine
La Baleine

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water – Jaws is set to hit the big screen at this summer’s free Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

The 70s shark thriller received a wave of votes in an online poll and will now be shown at the festival’s open-air cinema on Saturday, September 2, at 7pm.

The Hartlepool Waterfront Festival is set to make a splash this summer, featuring a packed day-long programme of arts, music and entertainment, as well as some family favourites from noon until 5pm.

Visitors will be able to watch main stage performances from local dance and music acts as well as Cook and Line from CBeebies, try delicious dishes from around the world at the event’s pop-up street food market, and walk through the festival’s enchanting art garden.

Moving into the evening, Jaws will scream on to the screen at 7pm, with the festival drawing to a close with a memorable aquatic performance from La Baleine – a life-sized mechanical whale created by French artists.

Councillor Kevin Cranney, chairman of Hartlepool Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “We encourage local residents and people throughout the Tees Valley to come along and support this fantastic free festival celebrating Hartlepool’s proud maritime heritage.

“We hope everyone will bring their deckchairs and experience Jaws on the big screen where it belongs.”

The Waterfront Festival takes place on the site formerly known as Jacksons Landing in the heart of Hartlepool Marina, and will mark the beginning of the Hartlepool Regeneration Masterplan.

For more information about The Waterfront Festival, please visit the official Facebook page.