Saturday, August 4  |  7:30 PM  |  Egyptian Theatre

THE MEG-A-THON!

Beyond Fest presents THE MEG-A-THON, a FREE night of mega-jawed cinema celebrating the biggest, baddest and bloodiest sharks ever committed to the big screen, featuring a special sneak preview of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG.

Sneak Preview in Digital 3-D!  THE MEG, 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, 113 min, Dir. Jon Turteltaub. Just off the Chinese coast, a deep-sea submersible is attacked by a gigantic, 75-foot shark that was thought to be extinct long ago. This shark’s name? Megalodon! The only hope the crew has of escaping rests in the hands of Jonas Taylor, played by Jason Statham. Taylor has a history of deep-sea rescue missions, but this isn’t the first time he’s met Megalodon. Can he overcome his fears and save not only the crew’s lives but also his own? Jon Turteltaub directs this action-packed thriller guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat and think twice about getting into the ocean.  Joining Statham in the international ensemble cast are Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.

Ultra-Rare 35mm Over-Under 3-D! JAWS 3-D, 1983, Universal, 99 min. Dir. Joe Alves. The Brody family is back in the third installment of the JAWS series, starring Dennis Quaid and Bess Armstrong. This time out, police chief Brody’s son is all grown up and ready to marry a killer whale biologist when an undersea exhibit opens at the local Sea World resort and a great white shark sneaks in. As Quaid, Armstrong and crew deal with the ensuing havoc, they soon realize the situation is even more dangerous than they thought. The 3D cinematography gets the audience closer to the action than they’ve ever been, from waterskiing human pyramids to a realistic and terrifying wave of destruction.

DEEP BLUE SEA, 1999, Warner Bros., 105 min. Dir. Renny Harlin. In this terrifying adventure, what was once a peaceful underwater research facility becomes a deadly feeding ground for a frenzy of great white sharks. But these killer fish are no ordinary great whites—these are hyper-intelligent sharks genetically engineered by a group of careless scientists. As the superspecies begins to breach the laboratory and make their way to the surface, the scientists must fight not only to save their own lives but also to stop them from reaching open water and entering the ecosystem. The film features a stellar cast, including Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, and LL Cool J.

RSVP & Details

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, the MEG-A-THON is completely free to attend and guests can RSVP by submitting their full name via the following link:

  • Each RSVP will include a single plus one guest totaling two (2) tickets.
  • Entry is not guaranteed and admittance will be on a first come, first served basis, all guests must be in attendance to enter.
  • The line will begin at 5:30 PM PST, doors open at 6:30 PM and the event will begin at 7:30 PM.

The MEG-A-THON is a centerpiece of American Cinematheque and LACMA’s 3-D festival celebrating 175 years of 3-D technology.

Other films featured in the series include the iconic THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and HOUSE OF WAX, seminal-shockers FRIDAY THE 13th PART III and AMITYVILLE 3-D, and sci-fi crowd pleasers SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE, and METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED – SYN.