It gets better and better as news of what is happening around the city during the EIFF is released!

Now you will not only be able to watch Jaws on the big screen at The Festival Theatre but that musical score (well it really is only two notes after all..) will be performed live by The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

More than 40 years after the film itself caused mayhem in cinemas across the world and stopped anyone from paddling in Portobello, Jaws is back.

The film needs little introduction. It is set in Amity and directed by Spielberg and there is a massive shark which anyone who ever visited Universal Studios could tell you about in the years afterwards,

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director commented: “We are delighted to continue our on-going partnership with the RSNO for this wonderful film and music collaboration. Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense and will be an unforgettable film to experience on the big screen accompanied by the Scotland’s national symphony orchestra.”

RSNO Chief Executive Dr Krishna Thiagarajan commented: “It is impossible to imagine Jaws without John Williams’ serrating score. The experience of hearing this marvellously malevolent music live, accompanying the screening will be an unforgettable occasion. We cannot wait to get our teeth into it!”

The 72nd edition of EIFF runs from 20 June – 1 July, 2018.


Tickets can be purchased at the EIFF Box Office, by phoning 0131 623 8030, or online at Ticket prices range from £29, £39, £49 and £59. No concessions.

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All photos courtesy of Universal Studios