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Free: 'Sharkzilla' Screens Locally on Shark Week Eve

The Aquarium of the Pacific's front lawn will play host Saturday night to Discovery Channel's movie about the Megalodon showing about the largest shark on earth, a 100,000-pounder now extinct.

Giant shark, giant meteor shower--how could this Saturday night-Shark Week Eve-get better?!

Sharkzilla, a documentary about the largest Megalodon known to inhabit earth before extinction, will be shown for free at an event starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, on the lawn of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The free movie night under the stars comes compliments of the Aquarium, Charter Cable and Discovery Channel - in honor of the 25th anniversary of Discovery's now-cult-like Shark Week starting Sunday.

The special advance screening of Sharkzilla brings to life megalodon, "a shark from prehistoric times and the largest shark to ever swim our oceans," the Aquarium's website states.

Prior to the movie, the Aquarium promises an insider explainer from the man who would know:

"John Tindall, Sharkzilla’s director and the designer and builder of the fin replica, will give attendees a bite of the action as he shares his experience in the creation of Sharkzilla."

And in honor of Shark Week Day One Sunday, the Aquarium on the waterfront in Long Beach also will host activities as follows:

"See Sharkzilla swimming in Rainbow Harbor, get your photo taken with the 7-foot fin, win Shark Week prizes, meet the Aquarium’s shark mascot, and more."

Check back with Patch for other Shark Week coverage in coming days.

tinytom August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Good info; Sounds good. And you don't even need to win a contest. Maybe take a swim afterwards to get the adrenaline pumping. Then maybe Signal Hill at midnight with the Mrs.
Nancy Wride August 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Sounds like Date Night for tiny. I am SO gonna go to this if I can get the bunch of boys on my lawn to get in the Saturn SL2 Express
tinytom August 12, 2012 at 04:18 PM
So this ultra-Apex predator was around 20 million years up to 2 million years ago. I think humans have been around 4 million years, so this may be the cause of our over-the-top fear of sharks. This think may have eaten everything with its razor sharp teeth, which caused it to go extinct. We got there at 6pm, and I've never seen the whole downtown tourist area so crowded by at least double as ever before. There was a convention event, a music fest, and when the Aquarium closed at 6pm, there was a 15 minute river flow of people coming out. It seems the Convention/Visitors people have been working robustly.

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