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For me, the big question for the Lafayette’s classic film series, should the new management choose to continue it, is whether they will continue to book 35mm film prints, or just run “digital” video. I can watch “digital” video at home.
The theatre was located where the parking lot for the little strip mall on Lafayette avenue is now. There is a picture of this theatre on display in the hardware store on Lafayette avenue. I have never seen a photo online.
The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey
The theatre is located on Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ 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.
As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm
Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot
June 7th & 8th
Science Fiction & Fantasy…
Friday June 7th, 2013
Men In Black – 8:00PM
Saturday June 8th, 2013
In Memory Of Ray Harryhausen…
20 Million Miles To Earth – 6:30PM
Jason & The Argonauts – 8:20PM
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April 26th & 27th, May 3rd
Anti-War war films…
Friday April 26th, 2013
All Quit On The Western Front – 8:00PM
Saturday April 27th, 2013
Paths Of Glory – 6:00PMDr. Strangelove – 8:30PM
Friday May 3rd, 2013
MASH – 7:30PM, Robert Altman’s classic hosted by actress Sally Kellerman.
Tonight & Tomorrow Night, Presented in 35mm
A short filmed interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his only appearance on film, will be presented Friday before the features.
I have been informed that Keir Dullea will not be appearing at the Loews Jersey this Sunday due to change in his schedule.
Don Murray will still be here to host The Hoodlum Priest and Bus Stop, as planned.
This coming weekend 11/17/2012 and 11/18/2012 at The Landmark Loews Jersey
This coming weekend 10/26/2012 and 1/27/2012:
The October movie weekend will be on 10/26 & 10/27. As of now, Friday night will be a double feature of Homicidal and Carnival Of Souls. Saturday will be Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932 Version), Dracula (Lugosi Version), and Horror Of Dracula. Program subject to change until everything is confirmed, at which time the shows will appear on the web site with their start times.
But can Dr. Cyclops watch The Mad Magician in 3D with only one eye? Inquiring minds want to know… :)
The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre is the metro area’s favorite venue for classic films!
The theatre is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City and 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.
As Always, All Our Show Are Still Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.
This coming weekend will start our fall seasons classic films at The Landmark Loews Jersey.
Friday September 28th at 8:00pm – Marnie (1964)
Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (130 minutes, Color)
A happy man with a happy life falls in love with an unhappy women with an unhappy life, and drama ensues.
Saturday September 29th at 6:00pm – Dr. No (1962)
Starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman.
Directed by Terence Young. (111 minutes, Color)
This year is the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, and in this, the first film adaptation of a James Bond novel, it seems that bad things are happening in Jamaica. Fortunately, those evil doers underestimate secret agent 007…
Saturday September 29th at 8:30pm – Goldfinger (1964)
Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, and Honor Blackman.
(117 minutes, Color)
James Bond, 007 is back again, foiling an evil plan to rob Fort Knox.
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The coming 2 weekends will conclude this seasons classic films at The Landmark Loews Jersey.
Friday June 1st at 8:00pm – The Producers (1968)
Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood.
Directed by Mel Brooks. (90 minutes, Color).
Down-on-his luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock takes an offhand comment by his new accountant Leo Bloom and turns it into the ultimate ponzi scheme: the two will over sell shares in a new musical, make sure the show is a flop that closes on the first night, and keep all the money.
Saturday June 2nd at 6:30pm – My Man Godfrey (1936)
Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette.
Directed by Gregory La Cava. (95 minutes, B&W)
In the midst of the Great Depression, a spoiled daughter of a wealthy family wins a prize by bringing an unemployed man living at the town dump to a party. The girl falls in love with the man and impetuously hires him as her family’s butler. We soon find there’s more to the man than the girl or we suspect, and less to girl’s wealthy family.
Saturday June 2nd at 8:30pm – Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson.
Directed by Howard Hawks. (103 minutes, B&W)
One of the crowning comic achievements in the careers of director Howard Hawks and of stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, “Bringing Up Baby” is also the ultimate distillation of the screwball comedy. The story, such as it is, involves a nerdish paleontologist, an heiress determined to snag him, two leopards, a dinosaur bone and mistaken identity. A non-stop parade of inspired gags, incredibly smart and funny wordplay and the pointed if hysterical skewering of the archetypes that screwball comedy so deftly makes fun of: the idle rich, eggheads and officialdom.
Friday June 8th at 8:00pm – Mothra (1961)
The Toho Monster Classic, presented in Japanese with English Subtitles.
Saturday June 9th at 6:00pm – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
For the kid in all of us.
Saturday June 9th at 8:10pm – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Return to Hogwarts when learning to be a wizard was still filled with awe, mystery, and fun.
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Do to a scheduling mishap, the show that should have taken place the last weekend in May will actually take place on the first weekend of June 1st & 2nd. The final classic film show of this season will take place the following weekend, June 8th and 9th, programming to be announced.
This coming April 27th & 28th features a weekend of nautical disasters certain to give you that sinking feeling…
Friday April 27th at 8:00pm – Lifeboat (1944)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Hume Cronyn.
(100 minutes, B&W)
A tiny lifeboat adrift in the North Atlantic holds eight survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack, spanning various classes and walks of life. A day later, the castaways pick up another passenger, a survivor from the German U-boat. At first everyone assumes he is just a simple seaman, but it develops that he is in fact the U-boat’s captain, fluent in English and very intelligent – perhaps dangerously so.
Saturday April 28th at 6:00pm – A Night To Remember (1958)
Starring Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, David McCallum, Jill Dixon.
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. (123 minutes, B&W)
It was 100 years ago this month that the HMS Titanic sank, and this film lays out the human side of the tragedy, offering an emotionally potent look at those who survived and the many who did not, while it also clearly depicts the reasons, technical and human, behind the shipwreck. Kenneth More heads a huge and stellar cast, with 200 speaking parts, as the Second Officer from whose point of view the story unfolds.
Saturday April 28th at 8:25pm – The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelly Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Ronald Neame.
(117 minutes, Color)
After a massive tidal wave capsizes the Poseidon on her last voyage before being scrapped, the survivors divide into two groups: those who stubbornly remain where they are to await the help they are sure will come, and a handful who bravely follow impassioned Reverend Scott (Gene Hackman) in what he believes is their best chance for rescue by forging their way upward through the shattered, upside-down ship, toward what was the bottom of the hull but is now on the ocean’s surface.
Wow, “Awaiting Confirmation” must be a great film since you are running it twice in one season!
Seriously, I’m looking forward to the return of Big Screen Classics.
At some point obtaining film prints will no longer be possible, and a DCI compliant projector and server will be required to continue showing movies. The management is aware of this, and will eventually make the upgrade as funding permits. Hopefully that will still be a few years away.
Carbons are no longer manufactured in the USA, and have not been for quite some time. India and China still use and manufacture them, and there are a few importers that bring them into the USA.
This coming March 30th & 31st features three Deadpan Humor Crime films.
Friday March 30th at 8:00pm – The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen.
(127 minutes, Color) Rated R.
A story of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot and gallons of White Russians. It’s a series of bizarre vignettes, which might be a problem if they weren’t so funny. The title character, brilliantly played by Jeff Bridges, is a latter-day stoner version of Philip Marlowe.
Saturday March 31st at 6:00pm – Fargo (1996)
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell.
Directed by Joel Coen. (97 minutes, Color) Rated R.
Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a very pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor only partially obscures the fact that she’s a clever, observant and very effective cop. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a state trooper, Marge begins piecing together a twisted case. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress Oscar for her role.
Saturday March 31st at 8:10pm – Pulp Fiction (1994)
Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Havey Keitel, Bruce Willis.
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. (160minutes, Color) Rated R.
The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary weaves a twisted morality play as it joins the eventually intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, small-time criminals and a mysterious briefcase. The surreal yet realistic atmosphere, long takes and wittily pop-literate non-stop dialogue emotionally engage the viewer in the minutiae of the characters' experiences even as the film also comments on their status as pulp creations, rendering the moments of shockingly baroque violence simultaneously ghastly and humorous.
I especially liked the “aliens” in the traveler curtain picture. I guess the air in Jersey City is toxic to natives of whatever planet they were from, so they could not take off their space suit helmets.
I guess we now can promote the theatre as Worlds (plural) Renowned :)
Friday 2/24 at 8pm – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Saturday 2/25 at 6pm – Double Indemnity (1944)
Saturday 2/25 at 8:20pm – Psycho (1960)
It’s a new year for old movies at the The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, the metro area’s favorite venue for classic films!
For January 2012, we have two separate weekend programs. The first on January 20th & 21st features films that feature movie theatres. The second on January 28th celebrates the films of actress Piper Laurie, who will appear live to discuss her career.
Friday January 20th at 8:00pm – Cinema Paradiso
Starring Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin.
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
A movie about the magic of going to the movies, Cinema Paradiso is a brilliantly realized comedy-drama about a successful Roman film director who returns to the village he was born in for the funeral of a friend, a retired projectionist. In so doing he begins a journey back to his boyhood in the years after WWII when townsfolk tried to escape grim times as often as they could by entering the world of the local movie theatre. Cinema Paradiso, which won the 1990 Oscar for best foreign film
Saturday January 21st at 6:00pm – Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)
Starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Woody Allen.
(82 minutes, Color)
Mia Farrow plays a woman stuck in an abusive marriage and a bad job in a small town during the Great Depression. Every chance she gets, she escapes into the magical darkness of the local movie theatre. Then one day, the hero of one of the movies, played by Jeff Daniels, literally climbs down off of the screen to join her in the theatre. Soon, he’s running off with her so she can show him the “real” world. Filmed about 40 miles north of the Loews Jersey in Piermont NY, and about 40 miles west of the Loews Jersey at the recently closed Bertrand’s Island Amusement Park on Lake Hopatcong NJ.
Saturday January 21st at 8:30pm – Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane. Directed by Buster Keaton.
(45 minutes, Silent, B&W.)
Keaton plays a hapless projectionist who’s studying to be a detective and falls in love with a beautiful girl, only to lose her to a rival who frames him for the theft of her father’s watch. The dejected Keaton falls asleep while he’s projecting a movie about a jewelry theft – and dreams that he walks down the theatre isle and climbs right up and into the movie screen. The movie characters become his rival, girlfriend and her father – and Keaton, of course, becomes the suave detective who puts all things right.
The Buster Keaton silent short, The Play House (1921) will also be shown. Both shows will feature acclaimed organist Bernie Anderson playing the Loews Jersey’s mighty Morton Wonder Organ.
Saturday January 28th Actress Piper Laurie Live & 2 Of Her Films On Screen
5:15 pm – Meet Piper Laurie With Admission to “The Hustler”
6:00 pm – The Hustler (1961) Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott.
7:45 pm – Meet Piper Laurie With Admission to “Carrie”
8:30 pm – On-Stage Interview with Piper Laurie
9:15 pm – Carrie (1976) Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, Amy Irving. Dir: Brian De Palma
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> Just like a real movie theater.
Nah, to make the Loews Jersey just like a real movie theater, we would have to remove all the ornate plaster, the curtain, the pipe organ, the huge 50 foot wide screen, the 35mm film projectors, and replace them with flat walls, bare screen, commercials before the show, and install video a projector. :)
> Used before & after each movie?
Actually, the theatre always had a curtain, but the old one started tearing from dry rot a few years ago making it impossible to use. There is now a brand new curtain that opens at the start of each movie and closes at the end.
This coming weekend, on Friday 12/9 the Landmark Loews Jersey will be presenting two holiday classics, Laurel & Hardy in March Of The Wooden Soldiers and on Saturday 12/10, The Wizard Of Oz. Both films will be presented in 35mm.
For the weekend of November 18rd and 19th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, the metro area’s favorite venue for classic films located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, continues its 11th consecutive year of classic film screenings with a remembrance of World War 2.
The theatre is 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.
For November, three films that represent three aspects of World War 2, the war in Europe, the Home Front, and the war in the Pacific.
Friday November 18rd at 8:00pm – The Train (1964)
Starring Burt Lancaster & Paul Scofield. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
(133 minutes, B&W)
Shooting on location, using real trains, train yards and stations, and surrounding stars Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield with a French supporting cast, director John Frankenheimer created a galvanizing realism that not only gives an extraordinary look to the film but also reinforces tension while underlining the human cost of a mission that offers only symbolic rewards. And Lancaster famously did his own stunt work, adding an extra degree of realism to the action and the intensity to his typically powerful performance.
Saturday November 19th at 6:00pm – Saboteur (1942)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd.
(115 minutes, B&W)
A theme that Hitchcock used over and over again, an innocent man is accused of sabotage, and is on the run from both the police and the Nazi spies actually responsible for the dastardly deed. From an aircraft factory in Los Angeles to Radio City Music and the Statue Of Liberty in New York, the action is non-stop in one of Hitchcock’s best films.
Saturday October 29th at 8:20pm – The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa. Directed by David Lean
(161 minutes, B&W)
This film ranks as one of the greatest films of all time, combining sweeping vision with human scale, and is also one of director David Lean’s best films. It is a riveting dramatization of the peculiar cruelty of the Pacific Theatre in World War II, and of the madness and bravery inherent in all war. The story is loosely based on the historical construction of the Burma Railway by the POWs and forced civilian conscripts who were used by the occupying Japanese as slave labor.