Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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edward on January 23, 2004 at 6:09 pm

Who is this Micheal person that keeps asking if every theater can be turned into a symphony hall or opera house? The site is called CINEMA TREASURES for the preservations of theaters for showing MOVIES. If you’ve got nothing else to say, stop adding the same comment on every theater page.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 22, 2004 at 6:19 pm

No, Michael, it would not. It would be a tragedy to waste a beautiful movie theatre such as this on concerts. It needs to remain a cinema.

Theatrefan on November 2, 2003 at 9:50 am

The Jersey Theatre opened on September 28, 1929. The Italian baroque movie palace seated 3,200 and was designed by Rapp and Rapp. Atop the Jersey’s exterior clock tower was a life-sized sculpture of St. George who slayed a sculptural dragon every Quarter-hour. Loews closed the Jersey Theatre in August 1986.

scottg on October 8, 2003 at 1:14 am

This was the Movie house I grew up with. As great as the site is, the pictures do NOT do it justice. This place had a very unique look to it, a golden, glittery look full of intricate details and textures. The Lobby was simply majestic; you could (and in the old days did) have a full blown concert in the lobby.

I am unsure if this is accurate, but if you see Sleepers, supposedly the “kings” theatre which one of the drug dealers holds court is really the Loews Jersey. I am unsure if this is true, but the red velvet in the lobby sure does look like it.

lyndawilsonsmith on February 18, 2003 at 11:24 am

Oscar Glas was my grandfather. Try researching “Belgian Art Studio” Bronx NY and Toronto. He retired to Ghent Belgium in 1958. Student of art academy at St. Martens-Latem near Ghent.

frankross on January 2, 2002 at 11:53 am

have two stage right & stage left paintings approx 12'x14' ea. done by and signed Oscar glas CAB 1940 which were purchased and removed years ago from the Essex theater in Port Henry N.Y. they are of Diana the huntress and are magnificent late deco with leaping Impalla and straining at the leash borzoi hounds..daphenous drapery on lith nudes..royal blue backgrounds and rainbow colors on the deco/cord/dusenberge ‘ice floes’ too nice to stay rolled up-these are for sale..happy new year..and any information oon mr glass appreciated—-did recover an article in a cinema trade magazine from 1959 when he was living in Paris , attributed with the decorating of Minsky’s, Loews (nyc ?) Apollow, and ‘Gangster Apartments"