New England Aquarium presents Cult Classic Movie Nights


Ocean-related favorites playing on the big screen select Saturdays from July through October

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WHAT: The New England Aquarium is screening ocean-inspired films for Cult Classic Movie Nights! Starting July 30, see cult classics as you’ve never seen them before, on one of the largest movie screens in New England at the Aquarium’s Simons Theatre. Tickets for Cult Classic Movie Nights are $5 each, and all films begin at 7 p.m.

Pair a film with a visit to the Aquarium, grab a bite to eat and drinks at The Reef bar, and make a date night or an evening with friends to remember. With cocktails, snacks, lawn games, and a stunning backdrop along Boston Harbor, The Reef offers covered outdoor dining on Central Wharf, operating Monday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHEN: The film schedule is as follows:

  • July 30 – Sharknado – A freak storm brings hundreds of vicious, man-eating sharks ashore in Los Angeles, and a group of friends struggle to steer clear of their violent and destructive path.
  • August 20 – Waterworld – After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Some humans have survived, and even fewer still have adapted to the ocean by developing gills. One such survivor, joined by unlikely friends, evades sinister forces in their search of the mythical Dryland.
  • September 10 – Jaws – The New England classic is back on the big screen. A massive great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town where a police chief, a grizzled fisherman, and an intrepid marine biologist battle the bloodthirsty beast.
  • October 1 – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – A famous oceanographer and his trusty crew seek revenge on the shark that ate his best friend in this quirky comedy-adventure.

WHERE: Simons Theatre at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA. Purchase tickets here.


Pam Bechtold Snyder –, 617-686-5068