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When ‘Jaws’ took a bite out of the summer of 1975

When ‘Jaws’ took a bite out of the summer of 1975

The film “Jaws” landed in the early days of the summer of 1975 and it was all anyone talked about.

In describing “Jaws,” The Sun’s film critic, R. H. Gardner, wrote on June 23, 1975, “For nerve-racking suspense sustained over a long period of time, even the final scenes of ‘Moby Dick’ can’t compare to it.”

The film opened simultaneously at four Baltimore theaters: the Westview, Senator, Liberty Road and Strand in Dundalk.

“Every time the creature surfaced unexpectedly on the afternoon I saw the film, the audience, composed largely of children, screamed,” Gardner wrote.

It hauled in money and became the highest-grossing film of all...

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