Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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bolorkay
bolorkay on August 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

As much as I would love to see the cross-over lobby brought back to original working order, what I’m really hoping for is work to begin on the ventilation/AC system at the Loews (a costly project, I’m sure)…… when that is accomplished, then the possibilty of summer classic film programs might become a reality. I know the summer is when the FOL does most of their renovations, but to have a couple of weekends of “summer” film classics wouild be something to be hoped for.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I always like seeing a classic movie here, even though I haven’t been in a while.

LuisV
LuisV on August 19, 2009 at 11:05 am

Great point Ziggy! I do see the day when, once the interior is completed, the focus can shift to the outside. My preference would be marquee first then the blade. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE theater blades, but the main theater focal point is the marquee and the Jersey had a beauty. The blade would be the feather in the cap so to speak.

Ziggy
Ziggy on August 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

Hello LuisV,

You’re right about the marquee needing to be restored. I guess I was focused on the vertical because, well, because it’s GONE! The restoration of the marquee might not be so farfetched. Quite a few replicas of old marquees have gone up, most notably on the Paramount in Times Square, which isn’t even a theatre any more. Chances are the frame for the original marquee is still there, buried behind the fluorescent panels currently in place.

LuisV
LuisV on August 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Ziggy, I agree about the blade, but why stop there? The entire marquee should be restored. I know that’s a big wish and that a lot of money would be required, but…..it would be beautiiful and someday…….

MPol
MPol on August 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm

What a great picture of a great-looking theatre! Thanks.

William
William on August 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

That’s a pretty interesting double feature from that picture. “From Russia with Love” and “Twice-Told Tales” with Vincent Price.

Ziggy
Ziggy on August 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Too bad that beautiful vertical sign is no longer extant. I heard that it had to come down because of structural issues. Oh well. Maybe someday we’ll be seeing a replica put up, as has been done at Shea’s in Buffalo and at the Fox in St. Louis.

bolorkay
bolorkay on June 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Kudos to the FOL! Great season of classic films, especially with your screening of “The Uninvited”. You folks really came through on your promise.

I’m already looking forward the fall season…. I hope there will be more mystery, horror and science fiction.
Once again, thank you for all of your hard work, FOL.. You guys are the best!

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on June 16, 2009 at 1:00 am

Wow, very nice.

Excellent photo composition.

ediemer
ediemer on June 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Thought this would be of interest…
(Boxoffice Magazine 1/13/75 (Eastern Edition) p.E-3)
“The new Loews triplex in Jersey City recently reopened following conversion and thus far business is reported to be very good, according to manager Ann Rauch. Theatre 1, which had been the balcony in the original house, now seats 1,078. The original downstairs, now divided into Theatre 2 and Theatre 3, seats 524 in each of the new units. Reopening attractions were "Amazing Grace”, “Scenes From a Marriage”, and “Murder on the Orient Express.” The original Loews' Jersey City Theatre was opened more than 50 years ago. This is the first of the so-called “movie palaces” in the North Jersey area, most fo which are located in cities such as Newark, Paterson, Passaic, as well as Jersey City, that has undergone conversion from single to multi-unit operation."

Bway
Bway on May 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

Beautiful photos of a beautiful theater.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

This coming Saturday, May 30th The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will be presenting the first of our final 2 shows of the season.

The Landmark Loews Jersey is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection.

Saturday May 30th at 6:00pm The Uninvited (1944) â€" Rescheduled from an earlier date with a newly struck print!

Saturday May 30th at 8:15pmRebecca (1940) â€" Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller.

The following weekend, June 5th and 6th, an animation weekend as our final shows of the season.

Friday June 5th at 8:00pmSpirited Away (2001) â€" Acclaimed Japanese animated feature film about a little girl lost in a surreal world. Dubbed into English Version.

Saturday June 6th at 3:00pm â€" A collection of classic cartoons from the golden age of Hollywood, all in 35mm!

Saturday June 6th at 7:30pmWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) â€" I know who framed him, do you?

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

Altoblanco
Altoblanco on May 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm

It is the dubbed English version – Lauren Holly, Michael Chiklis, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Daveigh Chase, John Ratzenberger and David Ogden Stiers are among the large cast providing voices.

Since this is intended to be a “family-friendly” show (and not a foreign film festival), I doubt that the audience FOL is trying to attract would want to suffer through over two hours of Japanese-language dialogue with English subtitles (sorry to those “purists” out there). There have been exceptions, where only original, foreign-language versions of family films were available (such as “White Mane").

T228
T228 on May 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Alto, is that the original foreign-language version of “Spirited Away” with subtitles. or is it the dubbed American version?

Altoblanco
Altoblanco on May 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Announced this past weekend: the film season will conclude with great family entertainment â€" animated classics! (Exact times TBA soon)

5 June – Friday

Evening feature: “Spirited Away” (2001, 2:05)

6 June â€" Saturday

Late afternoon: classic animated shorts (Looney Tunes, Betty Boop, etc.)

Evening feature: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (1988, 1:44)

gabedellafave
gabedellafave on May 16, 2009 at 6:21 am

Great video, pjacyk. It really captures the awe and wonder of the Loew’s Jersey and her great Robert Morton organ. One can only hope that it will inspire even more people to come to the show.

Tonight: “Dinner at Eight” at 6:00 pm and “The General” at 8:30 pm.

Don’t miss it. It is the golden age of Hollywood come to life in 2009.

pjacyk
pjacyk on May 14, 2009 at 11:04 pm

A video with scenes from the movie pre-show a few weeks ago. The super organ is shown too filling the whole theatre with music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJxdVT51szc&fmt=18

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Ralph Ringstad, Jr. will be playing. Go to The Garden State Theatre Organ Society for more info on the organ.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

Very nice photo: well-balanced and moody. Really shows off the digninty of the place.

JimmyD
JimmyD on May 14, 2009 at 6:26 am

Can you tell us who is going to play the organ for the movie Saturday night? I’m looking forward to making the double feature.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

This coming weekend, May 15th and 16th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will be presenting 3 more classic films from the golden age of motion pictures.

The Landmark Loews Jersey was the last of the five Loews Wonder Theatres built in the New York City metro area. Opened in 1929, it has been entertaining area movie goers ever since. The theatre is currently being operated and restored by the volunteer organization Friends Of The Loews. Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection.

Friday May 15th at 8pm It Happened One Night (1934) â€" Frank Capra’s screwball comedy featuring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

Saturday May 15th at 6:00pmDinner At Eight (1933) â€" Staring John and Lionel Barrymore along with Jean Harlow.

Saturday May 15th at 8:30pmThe General (1927) â€" Buster Keaton’s silent comedy classic with live organ accompaniment on the Loews Jersey Theatre’s Morton Wonder Pipe Organ.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

Altoblanco
Altoblanco on May 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

More “spring chills” – Saturday evening, May 30th – “bonus” May films:

6:00 PM: The Uninvited (1944, 1:39) – starred Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp.
(“make-up” screening for March 27th – yes, it will be the correct print!)

8:15 PM: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940, 2:10) – starred Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders.

bolorkay
bolorkay on May 10, 2009 at 3:41 am

Thanks MBD,

Great to hear that “The Uninvited” has been scheduled for the end of May !

I can’t think of a better venue for this terrific ghost story than the grand, old Loews Jersey. What a perfect match.
Bob