What do Richard Dreyfus, Darryl Hannah and Peter Pan have in common? Answer: their films will be shown every other Thursday this summer when the Jack London Square waterfront becomes a screening room for a series of aquatic-themed flicks. Nearby restaurants will feature dinner specials and a pass from any one of them will get you a good spot on the East Lawn across from the Jack London Market building. But bring your own blanket and seat if you want some cushioning. The films begin at sundown but the fun starts at 7:30 p.m. when local magazine The Oakbook hosts Homegrown Trivia – a chance to answer questions about Oakland and win prizes. Submit a question of your own by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 11 Jaws
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.June 25 Hook
When Captain Hook kidnaps an adult Peter Pan’s children, Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Bangarang!
July 9 Dead Calm
In this classic thriller, a killer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he’s just murdered.
July 23 It Came from Beneath the Sea
The Bay Area serves as the backdrop of this kitschy 1955 romp in which a giant stop-motion-animated octopus attacks San Francisco. A pair of scientists and a nuclear sub captain try to stop it before it tears down the Golden Gate Bridge.
August 6 Big Fish
Director Tim Burton’s whimsical 2003 film is the story of a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself.
August 20 Splash
A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who or what she is. From the first laugh you’ll be hooked. Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks star in this 1980’s classic.
Contact: For a complete listing of special events at Jack London Square, please visit www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292