Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 30, 2010 at 4:47 am

I’d still like to know how to display the pictures (I don'think they’re actually embedded) and I’ll take my chances.

RobMinichino
RobMinichino on March 30, 2010 at 3:02 am

In reference to the comments about air conditioning, the Loew’s Jersey did have an air conditioning system, but it is far beyond repair and has not functioned at least since the building closed in 1986.

We are currently in the design process for a new air conditioning system, but there is some uncertainty with the funding, so I can’t say when the installation will be finished. Some preparatory work has already begun.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hi MBD — could you explain again how you get a photo to show up right in the posting? (You may email me if you don’t care to post to the group.)

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

This coming weekend of March 26th and 27th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, continues its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 10th consecutive year of classic films. This season, we are saluting the decades that the Landmark Loews Jersey has been entertaining us. This month, we will be presenting some classic films from the 1950’s.

Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

Friday March 26th at 8:00pm â€" Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Directed by Charles Laughton
(93mins. B&W)

Robert Mitchum gives one of his greatest performances as a psychotic, misogynistic and phony preacher who insinuates himself into the family of an executed man with whom he had been imprisoned in order to find the hoard of cash the man had hidden away. All that stands between the brutal Mitchum and the money are the other man’s two young children and the indomitable, scripture-quoting old woman, played magnificently by Lillian Gish, to whom the children turn for help. Gish’s faith, courage and compassion are set in breathtakingly stark contrast against Mitchum’s dark, venal perversity â€" creating one of the screen’s most memorable and successful parables of good vs. evil.

Saturday March 27th at 6:15pm â€" King Creole (1958)

Starring Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
(115mins. B&W)

In King Creole Elvis Presley displays an acting ability that was only hinted at in many of his later films, giving an entertaining and compelling performance as a young man trying to find himself while finding his way between good and bad choices. Presley plays a high school drop-out working to help support his unemployed father when he falls in with a gang of teenage toughs. But since he can sing, and the owner of a struggling nightclub gives him a chance to go straight and perhaps even make it big. Yet he soon finds himself being pulled into the corrupt world of a local mob boss who runs a successful nightclub and wants Presley to work for him. Presley also has to make a choice between his true love and the good-girl-gone-wrong moll of the mob boss. The film is greatly aided by good performances from Walter Matthau, who plays a very effective heavy as the mob boss, and a pre-“Addams Family” Carolyn Jones as his reluctant moll.

Saturday March 27th at 8:30pm â€" On The Waterfront (1954)

Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Balsam.
Directed by Elia Kazan. Written by Bud Schulberg.
(107mins. B&W)

“On the Waterfront” is one of the most powerful narratives ever filmed is due in no small part to the uncanny sense of truth it projects from first frame to last. And this, in turn, is largely due to the remarkable performances of its cast â€" from Marlon Brando’s extraordinary creation of Malloy, to the smallest nuances of the supporting players. That the movie was famously filmed on location on the real waterfront in Hoboken, N.J. greatly adds to this aura of truth by imparting an authenticity and immediacy that has never been equaled in any other major motion picture: the gritty, violent and strangely claustrophobic world it depicted was no set, but life itself. Leonard Bernstein’s score imparts a very subtle operatic quality to the otherwise hyper-realistic film. The film is an extraordinary mix of coarse and refined elements â€" harsh realism and elegant art fused into a coherent and compelling whole.

“On the Waterfront” won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director for Elia Kazan, Best Adapted Screenplay for Budd Schulberg, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Editing. Fifty-six years later, it remains an extraordinary cinematic accomplishment. Don’t miss this chance to see it back on the big screen.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Maybe they should book a fetish film festival next to take advantage of the area’s un-natural resources.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm

This weekend March 19th thru 21st, The Landmark Loews Jersey in Jersey City New Jersey is hosting a three days of horror-related guests, screenings, vendors.

Convention to include 35MM-film screenings of Night of the Living Dead and Creepshow.

Celebrity guests include George A. Romero, Ken Foree, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Savini, David Emge, Kyra Schon & more!

The show is a rental, for more information visit the promoter’s web site Saturday Nightmares

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

It has air conditioning. It’s just not working.

YMike
YMike on March 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm

That is true. That is why no events are scheduled in July & August at the Loews.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on March 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

As far as I know, there is no air conditioning at the Jersey.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Does the Loews Jersey have air-conditioning?

Bway
Bway on March 16, 2010 at 2:33 am

Kyle, I can only imagine how wonderful the sound is.
By the way, the Geico Commercial of a guy playing a fiddle in a large ornate room (which appears to be a fancy restaurant in the commercial) is actually the Loews Jersey, in I believe the lobby. It’s beautiful. You can find the video on youtube.

theauteur
theauteur on March 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Loew’s this past summer. If I lived any closer, I’d be down there every weekend helping them out. They are in the process of installing there new 70mm projectors…unsure of the make. I helped with scraping the scum of chair arms so that they can all be put back together and increase the seating capacity of this movie palace. I have been to a few shows over the past two years and they have been grand/epic. Rob Minichino, the technical director and projectionist at the Loew’s allowed me to record sound at the Jersey City Loew’s back in October of 2009, when they had a silent film playing with the Wonder Morton. The ambient sound that echoes throughout the building and ducts of the building create this hauntingly beautiful sound.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Wish Icould be there this weekend to catch the flicks.Good to see it still going.Now of they get the LOEWS KINGS back up and running by 2014 as reported.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on February 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

This coming weekend of February 26th and 27th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, continues its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 10th consecutive year of classic films. This season, we are saluting the decades that the Landmark Loews Jersey has been entertaining us. This month, we will be presenting some classic films from the 1940’s.

Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

Friday February 26th at 8:00pm â€" White Heat (1949)

Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien.
Directed by Raoul Walsh. (114 minutes, B&W)

James Cagney first became a star in the 1930s as a tough criminal in Warner Bros. Studio’s classic gangster melodramas. He went on, of course, to play a great variety of other roles, ranging from George M. Cohan to the great silent star Lon Chaney, Sr., in dramas, musicals and comedies. But in 1949, Cagney returned one last time to the role of tough guy in “White Heat” â€" a crime drama that takes the familiar elements of plot, character and theme from his old ‘30s gangster pictures but transforms them into a kind of Film Noir tragedy. Cagney is Cody Jarrett, a deranged criminal prone to headaches and seizures. His molten temper, feral cunning and mercurial charm are finely calibrated extensions of the doomed gangsters Cagney played a decade before, this time coiled not around a Depression-era impetus of greed or class rivalry, but an Oedipal bond. Cody’s beloved, calculating “Ma” (Margaret Wycherly) is the compass for his every move, her iron will and long shadow acknowledged not only by Cody but by his gang, his restless wife (Virginia Mayo, radiating sensuality and guile), and the undercover cop (Edmond O'Brien) planted in Jarrett’s path. Cagney’s performance is nothing less than superb as he creates one of the most frighteningly psychotic characters ever seen on screen, a model for the stranger, more brutal outlaws who would dominate crime cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. The fiery, climactic scene has become part of pop culture.

Saturday February 27th at 6:15pm â€" Notorious (1946)

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (101 minutes, B&W)

“Notorious” is a tightly woven and brilliantly sustained mix of romance and suspense that takes remarkable risks with its main characters. Ingrid Bergman, never more radiant or vulnerable, is a flawed heroine: the beautiful daughter of a Nazi spy who’s garnered a notorious reputation for herself by turning to drink and casual affairs to help forget the shame of her father’s infamy. Cary Grant, whose suave screen persona was rarely more hard-edged and even unlikable, is an American agent who uses Bergman’s affection for him to manipulate her into spying on her father’s old Nazi cronies. And Claude Rains is an unlikely villain: a charming Nazi sympathizer who genuinely loves Bergman and seems far more likable than Grant. To this mix, Hitchcock adds some of his most stunning black and white camera work, including a famous tracking shot that begins across a crowded room and ends in a close-up of Bergman’s hand while she secretly holds a key. Several scenes are unusually but very effectively shown from Bergman’s point of view. Throughout the script, written by legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht, there is the troubling subtext of love and betrayal. Notorious is one of the most effective Noir, or at least Noir-ish films, and is often considered to be Hitchcock’s finest film of the 1940s.

Saturday February 27th at 8:30pm â€" The Third Man (1949)

Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard.
Directed by Carl Reed. Written by Graham Green. (104 minutes, B&W)

One of the greatest Noir movies ever filmed, “The Third Man” sets loyalty, friendship and love against justice and common good in the fractured, cynical setting of defeated and occupied Vienna after World War II. Joseph Cotten is Holly Martins, an alcoholic pulp writer from America who’s traveled to Austria to visit his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). But when Martins arrives, Lime’s funeral is under way. From Lime’s girlfriend and an occupying British officer Martins learns of allegations of Lime’s involvement in black market racketeering. The idealistic and perhaps naïve Martins vows to clear his friend’s reputation. But as he is drawn deeper into postwar intrigue, Martins finds layer upon layer of deception which he desperately tries to sort out. One of the most remarkable aspects of The Third Man is that Welles is only in the last third of the film, yet seems to dominate it throughout. This is a tribute to how cleverly screenwriter Graham Greene builds anticipation through the contradictory information Martins gathers in his search for info about his old friend. It’s also a tribute to how powerful and widely known Welles’ screen persona is. Welles’ long-delayed entrance is one of the most memorable scenes in any film. The movie boasts some of the most evocative cinematography ever filmed, with long shadows, stark lighting, cocked camera angles and exaggerated close-ups that perfectly capture the surreal, off-kilter feel of postwar Europe as well as emphasize the shadowy nature of the story. The zither music that plays throughout is among the most recognized and haunting movie themes.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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T228
T228 on February 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I came across this recent article about the Loews on nj.com’s website:

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 9, 2010 at 4:27 am

Good to see its still going.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on January 25, 2010 at 9:37 pm

MPol, I didn’t see titles mentioned for the Spring shows, which is why I posted the same question. Wouldn’t it be nice? They’ve got the 35/70mm proector, I surmise its just a matter of them obtaining the 70mm titles (good ones). We know they’ve struck a new 70mm print of WSS, lets hope they can get that and some other treasures. I wouldn’t mind travelling to Jersey for this, its only 3 hours or so from DC. Lets cross our fingers…and stay tuned. As to why the Ziegfeld isn’t having a Spring Retrospective…. :P

MPol
MPol on January 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Hey JodarMovieFan;

Do you know if West Side Story is included in the 70mm titles that you’ve just been mentioning?

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on January 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

This coming weekend of January 29th and 30th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, continues its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 10th consecutive year of classic films with its first screenings of 2010. This season, we are saluting the decades that the Landmark Loews Jersey has been entertaining us, starting with some classic films from the 1930’s.

Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

Friday January 29th at 8:00pm â€" The Thin Man (1934)

Starring William Powell & Myrna Loy. Also starring Maureen O’Sullivan, Nat Pendleton. Cesar Romero.
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke (93 minutes)

This adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel defined the genre of movie that succeeds in the unlikely but exquisitely entertaining mix of mystery and sophisticated comedy. Nick Charles (Powell) is a private investigator who has just retired after marrying wealthy socialite Nora (Loy) â€" only to be goaded by his thrill-seeking bride into investigating the recent disappearance of an inventor. The film succeeds in no small part because of the electric chemistry between Powell and Loy â€" who as Nick and Nora remain one of Hollywood’s most legendary on-screen couples. Their witty repartee, which often makes them seem more like saucy secret lovers than a married couple, is still great fun to listen to 76 years later. The film’s stylish Deco sets and wardrobe also gave a much needed taste of glamour to Depression-era audiences. Though originally planned as a “B picture” it proved immensely popular and inspired five sequels plus countless imitations.

Saturday January 30th at 6:30pm â€" Top Hat (1935)

Starring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. Also starring Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore.
Music by Irving Berlin. (99 minutes)

“Top Hat” is classy, Depression-era escapism at its best. If the storyline is a typical mistaken-identity romantic comedy, what puts the movie in a class all its own is the stunning combination of an Irving Berlin score, the incomparable choreography and dance of Fred Astaire, the charismatic screen chemistry between Astarie and Ginger Rogers, and a dynamite supporting cast. (Look for Lucille Ball in a small role.) The Deco-infused sets, plus Mark Sandrich’s deft direction â€" which can best be described as effervescent â€" burnish the luster of “Top Hat” to a fine sheen and have made the film the epitome of 1930s glamour.

Saturday January 30th at 8:40pm â€" Gold Diggers Of Broadway 1933

Starring Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Warren Williams, Ginger Rogers, Sterling Holloway. Choreography by Busby Berkeley. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. (96minutes)

If Busby Berkeley’s name is still synonymous with over-the-top musical numbers, “Gold Diggers of 1933” is one of the best showcases of the outrageously lavish choreography, seemingly endless chorus lines, fluid camera work and dizzying overhead compositions that were his hallmark. And in addition to Berkeley’s signature talent, the movie also boasts an amazing mix of comedy, gritty Depression-era commentary, romance and pre-Production Code sex. A sweet love story between Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell unfolds while unemployed showgirls struggle to survive hard times by pragmatically using their “assets” to charm backers for a new show. There’s the cheekily salacious “Pettin’ in the Park” number, Berkeley’s jaunty “We’re in the Money” extravaganza that features coin-clad chorus girls and Ginger Rogers singing in Pig Latin, and the downbeat finale “Remember My Forgotten Man” that is firmly rooted in the grim realities of the 1930s. All of this makes “Gold Diggers of 1933” one of the best pre-Production Code musicals, and one of the best remembered movies of the 1930s.

Charlie Daniels GEICO Commercial Filmed At The Landmark Loews Jersey

GEICO Lizard Visits The Landmark Loews Jersey

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on January 22, 2010 at 3:06 am

Looking at the upcoming film schedule this year, are there 70mm movies in the works at all? (Hopefully, not 2001 or Lawrence of Arabia) There aren’t titles listed for many of the series, which I suspect is because the titles/availability have been confirmed.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on January 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Bernie Anderson is my personal favorite of all the GTOS organists. I wish they would use him more often at their events. Here is a clip of Bernie Anderson playing the Wonder Morton Theatre Organ at The Landmark Loews Jersey:

Bernie Anderson at The Landmark Loews Jersey

After all, this is The Landmark Loews Jersey thread…

spectrum
spectrum on January 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

Sorry, here’s the third one:

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And as a bonus: a ten minute scene from the original “Phantom of the Opera”

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spectrum
spectrum on January 19, 2010 at 12:08 am

To get an idea of how a silent film sounds with excellent organ accompaniment, check out these recent Youtube videos of a 1926 film “The winning of Barbara Worth” with magnificent organ accompaniment by Bernie Anderson – real original silent film-type music!

This was recorded during a showing at the Bound Brook theater in September 2009.

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That’s over 20 minutes of film and organ bliss!

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 29, 2009 at 6:53 pm

On the weekend of December 4th and 5th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, continues its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 9th consecutive year of classic films with its final screenings of 2009.

Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

Friday December 4th at 8:00pm â€" Holiday Inn (1947)

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds. Music by Irving Berlin. (101mins.)

This great chestnut of a movie has been a holiday tradition for generations. It introduced Irving Berlin’s timeless song “White Christmas” and “Easter Parade”, each of which later spawned their own movies. Crosby plays a retired nightclub crooner who buys a Connecticut inn and decides to only open it on holidays, when he stages nightclub-esque revues — which naturally allows for some very memorable song-and-dance numbers. And, of course, the plot includes an amiable rivalry between Crosby and Astaire for Reynold’s affections. The scene in which Crosby first sings “White Christmas” is a very enjoyable part of film history and a great moment in our popular culture.

Don’t miss the chance to see this tradition on the BIG screen.

Saturday December 5th at 7:30pm â€" Modern Times (1936)

Starring Charlie Chaplin & Paulette Goddard. Directed by Charlie Chaplin. (89mins)

In addition to starring and directing, Chaplin wrote the film’s script and arranged the music for the recorded sound track that also included sound effects but no dialogue — this was Chaplin’s last “silent” film. One of Chaplin’s greatest works, it is a hilarious but also poignant satire of the struggles of modern life — as relevant today in the “information age” as it was when new, in the “machine age.” The episodic nature of the plot allows Chaplin to perform some of his most memorable comedic routines, including the iconic scene of Chaplin rolling through the gears of an enormous machine.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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gabedellafave
gabedellafave on November 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

Interesting comparison between Loew’s Midland (by Thomas Lamb) and the Loew’s Jersey (by Rapp & Rapp). First, it looks as though the design came from the same source book, to the paint color in the coves. Second, which architect used a heavier hand with detail? In this view, the Jersey looks more refined and delicate. The Midland came 6 years before the Jersey. It almost looks as though whom ever the architects were, they had refined their style by the time the Jersey was built.

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In 1929, both Rapp bros. were long gone, but Thomas Lamb was very much alive.

Just wondering…