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‘Jaws’ Is Coming Back to Theaters For Its 40th Anniversary

On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.

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Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Gagosian Gallery
Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Gagosian Gallery
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Amway Volunteers to Build new Playground for Kids and Neighborhood

More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Grand Rapids community will join forces on Friday, June 12, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at ELNC.

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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‘The End of the Tour’ Releases First Trailer [Video]

The End of the Tour was filmed in Grand Rapids in 2014.

The movie is set for limited release on July 31, but it has already generated Oscar buzz at Sundance Film Festival and other premieres.

Today's trailer is the first look at The End of the Tour for the general public.

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