In a strange form of cosmic coordination, the first installment in the Jaws franchise screens this weekend in NYC while Jaws 2 screens in Durham, N.C. If so possessed, you could travel from North Carolina to New York and watch both Jaws films in theaters in a 48-hour time frame. We're not sure why anyone would do this, though.

We can list a good half dozen reasons why you should see the original film at midnight this weekend. Jaws first scared the bejeezus out of people on the big screen. A small TV will dilute the horrible awe the shark inspires. This weekend you can get the maximum dosage of fear from Spielberg's shark story.

Jaws (1975)
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
Midnight (both nights)
Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston St, New York
Tickets $13