Dive-In Movie to screen ‘Jaws’ at Gabel Hall pool

By Sarah Contreras

Are you ready to get back in the water?

Co-hosted by Campus Activities Board and Campus Recreation, the Dive-In Movie is a way to celebrate the imminent warmer weather and freedom that spring brings. Students will have the chance to throw on their bathing suits and splash around while watching the aquatic thriller “Jaws” at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Gabel Hall pool.

“I think it sounds like something fun and unique,” says junior communications major Jordan Casey. “I definitely would go if I didn’t have class all day on Mondays. It sounds pretty interesting.”

The event is a clever way to bring attention to a few of the recreational opportunities NIU provides. The Gabel pool, along with the Anderson pool, offers open swim hours during the week, allowing students to swim, exercise or just hang out with friends in a different environment. All that is needed is a current NIU OneCard and an appreciation of chlorine. Anderson pool can provide kick boards, pool bouys and fins for those wishing to work on their swimming technique.

The Dive-In movie is a great chance for students to engage in some “firsts.” Those who have never been terrified by “Jaws” and its Great White baddie can be scared among friends old and new (just watch for that guy who is going to sneak up and pull on your foot). For those who didn’t even know that there were pools on campus, this is a great chance to try and get in some laps before the year is out.

“I think it’s a really awesome idea,” said senior English major Brittany Swinton. “But isn’t Jaws a long movie? What would that long in a pool do to your skin? Yikes!”