Jaws: Outdoor Cinema



Laurel Hill East

Charles Vansant, a permanent resident buried in the South section of Laurel Hill East, was the first victim of the 1916 Jersey shore shark attacks that inspired Peter Benchley’s 1974  novel, Jaws, and Spielberg’s 1975 suspense-filled thriller.

The film screening will take place outdoors; please BYO blankets or lawn chairs.

This event is part of the Outdoor Cinema Series at Laurel Hill East, co-presented with the Philadelphia Film Society.

Rain Date: July 22


  • $15 General Admission
  • $13 Seniors & Students with ID
  • $10 Members (Friends of Laurel Hill and/or Philadelphia Film Society)
  • $7.50 Youth
  • $2.00 ACCESS Cardholders



This event will take place at Laurel Hill East. Entrance to the cemetery for this event can only be accessed at the SOUTH GATE, a half-mile South of the Main Entrance on Ridge Avenue.

South Gate:  Ridge Avenue at W. Huntingdon Street (at the traffic light)
GPS coordinates: 39.996751, -75.187799

No vehicles will be permitted into the cemetery.

Due to limited neighborhood parking, guests are encouraged to use Uber/Lyft or public transit (Route 61 bus stops at Ridge Ave. & W. Huntingdon St.).

Limited Free Event Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at:

The Dell Music Center Lots C & D
2400 Strawberry Mansion Bridge Drive (access the lots from Ridge Avenue)

Street Parking
Along W. Huntingdon Street, N. 33rd & N. 34th Streets, and residential side of Ridge Avenue


Accessibility: Limited accessible parking spaces will be reserved in Lot C at the Dell Music Center; accessible shuttles will be provided from the South gate entrance to the stage; and accessible seating will be reserved. If you have any accommodation requests or other questions about the event, please contact programs@laurelhillphl.com.