Tug of war over the Jersey

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The jury is still out on what lies in the future for the Loew’s Jersey. Lovingly operated for years by the Friends of the Loew’s, the city is now looking to bring a for-profit concert promoter in to revitalize the venue. But which is the best path for the theatre long term?

Read more in the Star-Ledger.

(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo.)

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 14, 2014 at 6:50 am

This is one of those situations that takes thoughtful consideration on the part of involved parties. I can understand the city’s desire to see more money come out of the Jersey. But the “Friends” have contributed a lot over the years. For that they deserve respect.

Unfortunately decisions like this often don’t get thoughtful consideration. The party with the most leverage jams something through and blows the whole situation apart.

I hope the resolution here ends up better, because the community won’t win that way. My bet is that a middle ground exists. It just takes the willingness to find it.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Would hope there’d be room in the schedule for the Promotor to step aside, say one or two days a week, so that the FOTL can continue to run their movie programs…. with a generous subsidy from profits, of course. I mean, don’t they deserve that much respect in this situation?

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