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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

This coming weekend of April 23rd and 24th, 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 great classic films from the 1960’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 April 23rd at 8:00pm â€" To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Robert Duvall.
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Music by Elmer Bernstein.
(129mins., B&W.)

A wonderful story of a precocious young tomboy and her brother being raised in rural Georgia of the 1930s by their widowed and highly principled father who, as an attorney, takes on the then-impossible mission of defending a black man accused of raping a white woman. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Harper Lee, the movie melds the routines, small triumphs and travails of children growing up with the harsh reality of segregation and prejudice. Lee’s work has become a rite of passage for generations of school children. The movie is among the most successfully realized film interpretations of a novel ever made, and one of the most quietly affecting works ever shown on the screen — comedic, dramatic, insightful, tragic, uplifting — and thoroughly engrossing. Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Saturday April 24th at 6:00pm â€" A Hard Days Night (1964)

Starring The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington.
Directed by Richard Lester.
(85min., B&W.)

The wild, all-encompassing popularity of The Beatles that exploded across America in late 1963 and ‘64 changed virtually everything about music and pop culture. A Hard Day’s Night was a first attempt to channel some of The Beatles’ popularity toward movie theatre box offices. Remarkably, though the production was decidedly rushed, Director Lester and screenwriter Alun Owen created a musical-comedy-fantasy that managed to perfectly capture the good-naturedly sardonic personas of each of The Beatles while fairly accurately depicting the manic zaniness of the early Beatlemania. The Beatles themselves were very pleased with the results. Of course, the soundtrack rings with some of the Fab Four’s most popular early songs, including “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “And I Love Her,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and the title tune, which was reportedly written overnight by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in response to a plea from the director for a song to match the movie’s title.

Saturday April 24th at 8:15pm â€" The Graduate (1967)

Starring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross.
Directed by Mike Nichols.
(105mins., Color & Panavision)

This is one of a handful of films that managed to speak directly to the baby-boom generation as it was coming of age, and as such contributed several very notable references to our collective popular culture — including the line that summed up the future in one word — “plastic.” But more than forty years after it was made, the movie remains as poignant and funny as ever — greatly entertaining to audiences that came before and after the boomers. In his first major film role, Dustin Hoffman plays a very naive college graduate who is seduced by a middle-aged woman, and then falls in love with her daughter. Contributing immeasurably to the success of the film is the score, much of which was provided by the legendary folk-rock team of Simon and Garfunkel. Their song “Mrs. Robinson,” which refers to Anne Bancroft’s character, is one of the most familiar pieces of the decade, was first heard (in an abbreviated form) in this movie.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

If you scroll up to November 15th, you can see a picture of the Vitaphone projector. The picture head is a Simplex Standard with a front of the lens shutter. The sound is a Western Electric optical sound gate (not a sound drum), still with it’s original white light exciter lamp. There is a switch to switch over to the disc sound. Vitaphone discs play at 33 1/3 from the center outward. The projector works, but at the moment is disconnected and moved out of the way to make room for the 70mm Norelco AA that is being installed. The Vitaphone projector was never used for regular screenings. For regular screenings, we use Kinoton FP-20’s.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

It’s A Gift was far funnier than I remembered it, and it was a treat seeing a stunning newly restored print on the big Lafayette screen. As always, Pete put on a stupendous show. Looking forward to the remaining shows.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:46 am

The Graduate will be playing in 2 weeks on Saturday April 24th at the Landmark Loews Jersey in Jersey City. The Lafayette and the Landmark Loews Jersey tries not to run the same film in the same season. While it does not always work out that way, that is the goal.

In addition, I don’t think Nelson is down on The Graduate. His issue, as is mine, is with the AFI which considers it a comedy. While it has comic moments, I would not consider The Graduate a comedy.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

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.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:36 am

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.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Looks like a great season, something for everyone.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

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

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jan 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

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…

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mdvoskin commented about Valleyview Cinemas on Dec 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm

This is how it looked at the end.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:53 am

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.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

This coming weekend of November 20th and 21st, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, will continue its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 9th consecutive year of classic films.

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 November 20th at 8:00pm â€" Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Starring Charlie Chaplin. Also starring Mady Correll, Isobel Elsom, Audrey Betz, Ada May and Martha Ray. Directed by Charlie Chaplin. (124mins.)

Chaplin called this film his “cleverest and most brilliant,” but he is certainly not portraying his familiar “Little Tramp.” Here, he plays a suave serial killer who makes his living marrying and murdering lonely rich women. Chaplin turned this shocking conceit into a black comedy that seems surprisingly modern to us today — especially in its presentation of the hypocrisy of societies that condemn murder committed by individuals but glorify war.

Saturday November 21th at 2:00pm â€" For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

Starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Katina Paxinou. Directed by Sam Wood. (157mins.)

Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is a romantic drama set against the turbulent tapestry of the Spanish Civil War. Though downplaying the extreme ideological aspects of the war (which Hollywood found uncomfortable), the film is otherwise largely faithful to Hemingway’s writing and boasts excellent performances, torrid love scenes and first-rate Technicolor photography.

Saturday November 21th at 7:30pm â€" Forbidden Planet (1956, CinemaScope)

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Fred Wilcox. (98 mins.)

One of the most famous science fiction movies ever made. A pre-comedy Leslie Nielsen as a space traveler who discovers the planet where expatriate Earth-man Pidgeon has built a one-man empire with his daughter and Robby the Robot — which became a sci-fi icon and progenitor of robotic portrayals on both the big and small screens. Great special effects for the day, the film also boasted lavish use of the wide-screen CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre’s Vitaphone Projector[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about Oritani Theatre on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:20 am

One warm summer night in 1978, I was hanging out in the office of The Oritani with a friend who was the relief manager. For years the only part of the marquee that lit up was the back lit side panels announcing the current movies. I mentioned this to him, and he told me that it all worked, they were just under orders not to turn it on to save money on electricity. He opened the breaker box and though some switches, we walked out onto the street, an it was a spectacular site. All the flashing neon and sequencing bulbs in the letters were flashing. It lit up main street for blocks in either direction. I wish I had a camera that night, it was probably the last time the marquee was ever turned totally on.

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mdvoskin commented about Oritani Theatre on Nov 13, 2009 at 9:58 am

The Oritani Theatre in 1967 Playing You Only Live Twice

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:32 am

Sunday 11/15/2009 at 3pm at The Landmark Loews Jersey

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

This Sunday 11/15/2009 at 3pm

Special Screening Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Birth and the 50th Anniversary of the Motion Picture Dramatization

Starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters. Directed by George Stevens.
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Birth

George Stevens (director of such Hollywood classics as “Shane”, “Giant”, and “The Greatest Story Ever Told”), with the blessing of Otto Frank (Anne’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family), directed this adaptation of the award-winning stage play based on Anne Frank’s writings, “The Diary of a Young Girl.” In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank, a German Jew, is forced into hiding in the annex of a building with her family and another family. Struggling to survive while hiding and waiting, all the while hoping and praying for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, Anne’s story details the terror of a life of persecution and reveals the inspiring courage of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Shelley Winters received an Academy Award for her role, which she donated to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.

The Screening will be hosted by George Stevens, Jr.

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mdvoskin commented about Abby Cinemas on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm

>The theater’s new name was named after Nelson Page’s daughter.

The theatre opened under the name ABBY Cinemas in 1976, years before Nelson Page’s daughter was born.

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mdvoskin commented about Paramus Picture Show on Oct 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Can we add Jerry Lewis Cinema to the list of previous names?

No, since the theatre opened with the name Cinema 35. While it was intended to be a Jerry Lewis Cinema, the company went bust before it was opened, hence the name change.

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mdvoskin commented about Ramsey Cinema on Oct 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

The marquee was taken down in the 1980’s, but the theater’s front remains the same.

The marquee was already gone by December of 1979 and the flat marquee in use today was there. The only difference was back then, there was a picture of a crown between the words Ramsey and Cinema.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Oct 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

This coming weekend of October 23rd and 24th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, will continue its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 9th consecutive year of classic films with an early Halloween Horror Show.

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 when you buy your ticket.

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

Friday October 23rd at 8:00pm â€" Carrie (1976) This is the film where we learned not to pick on girls with psychic powers. They mightn’t get pissed…

Saturday October 24th at 4:00pm â€" The Wolf Man (1941) Even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the moon is full and bright. The man in this film certainly does.

Saturday October 24th at 7:30pm â€" Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Produced by William Castle and directed by Roman Polanski, this creepy film reminds us not to have sex with demons.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

On the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will open it’s 9th season of classic films. Since it is also the theatre’s 80th Birthday Jubilee, we will be presenting a selection of films either set in, or filmed in, the 1920’s when the Loews Jersey was young!

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. Discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm On Our Huge 50 Foot Wide Screen

Friday October 2nd at 8:00pm â€" “The Untouchables” (1987) Follow the exploits of Elliot Ness and his G-Men as they take down Al Capone back in the violent days of the roaring 20’s.

Saturday October 3rd at 4:00pm â€" “The Coconuts” (1929) One of the Marx Brothers earliest and funniest films, watch as they wreak havoc on a Florida hotel and it’s unfortunate guests.

Saturday October 3rd at 8:00pm â€" “Safety Last” (1923) One of silent comedian Harold Lloyd’s wildest and best films, it features the famous scene of him high above a street hanging off a clock. There will be live organ accompaniment on the Landmark Loews Jersey’s Mighty Morton Theatre Pipe Organ.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

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

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mdvoskin commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Sep 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Does anyone know whether any of the upcoming film events will be presented from 35mm film, or are they just DVD presentations?

mdvoskin
mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey will begin it’s fall season of classic films on the weekend of October 2nd & 3rd. All the titles have not been confirmed yet, but the show will include Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent comic masterpiece, Safety Last with live organ accompaniment on the Loews Jersey’s Morton Wonder Theatre Pipe Organ.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin commented about Abby Cinemas on Aug 31, 2009 at 1:12 pm

As of today, the Abby Cinemas are now closed. The sun has set on the New Day…