Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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CAGE
CAGE on January 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

WHAT AN AMAZING TIME I HAD LAST NIGHT AT THIS PALACE!!! THANK YOU FOR STIRRING UP HAPPY EMOTIONS FORM MY CHILDHOOD! I was raised in Hudson County & have the fondness of memories of these type of theaters. Meeting Piper Laurie was beyond a treat—such a LEGEND! at 80 yrs old she is witty, sassy & real.

bolorkay
bolorkay on January 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

What a great month it’s been at The landmark Loews. First “Cinema Paradiso” (in a beautiful print) and then, last night “The Hustler” with four stellar performances and a live interview with Piper Laurie. Now this is what I call “film programming” !

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on January 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

The Landmark Loews Jersey
The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

It’s a new year for old movies at the The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, 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.

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

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site at for details.

The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre Lobby

DJM78
DJM78 on January 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

Life’s Too Short-RobMinichino, Thanks for the info.

RobMinichino
RobMinichino on January 9, 2012 at 3:32 am

I believe the sign was removed in the late 1960s. Not only is the structural steel for it badly corroded, the support structure for the sail-like sign was likely deficient since the day the theatre opened.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on January 9, 2012 at 3:18 am

I have heard that the structural supports for the vertical have greatly weakened over the years, making the idea of putting it back a very expensive proposition. I think someone from the LJ organization mentions it above.

LuisV
LuisV on January 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I would love for the Blade to be restored but I don’t think that is currently in the cards. I do, however, believe that they plan to restore the old marquee!

DJM78
DJM78 on January 8, 2012 at 2:03 am

Does anyone know when the vertical “Loews Jersey” sign was removed from the building?

DJM78
DJM78 on January 8, 2012 at 2:01 am

I’m so glad I live in N.Y.C. This theatre is now on my to do list.

JTHlumyk
JTHlumyk on December 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

What an amazing place. I wish I lived closer. Happy New Year, Loews, may you have a prosperous one.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Ha! Where’s the “like” button for that last comment?!?

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on December 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm

> 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. :)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Wow! Just like a real movie theater.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on December 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

> Used before & after each movie?

Yes.

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.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Email stated they have a curtain now! Bill refers above to a curtain. Used before & after each movie?

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on December 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Last night there was a big event at the Loew’s: the 40th anniversary screening of “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story”, the TV-movie which inspired the TV series “The Waltons”. 14 members of the movie/series cast appeared in person, including Michael Learned and Richard Thomas. Patricia Neal played Learned’s role in the movie, and there was a very nice tribute to her after the screening (she appeared on the Loew’s stage a few years ago for a showing of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”). The movie was apparently a DVD presentation, but it looked absolutely perfect up there on that big screen. I was really impressed. The stage curtains were either cleaned and repaired, or replaced, and they looked amazing. Not to mention all those people in the seats, easily more than 1,000. Taking all this into consideration, the Loew’s never looked better.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

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.

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.

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.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre Flier

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm

This coming Saturday, November 12th, The Landmark Loews Jersey is hosting a 35mm screening the 1966 Batman feature staring Adam West and Burt Ward. We are getting the Fox vault print, so it should look good. Catwoman Lee Meriwether will be there in person to discuss the film.

This is not a Friends Of The Loews show, but rather a rental as part of a comic book convention taking place in Teaneck NJ earlier in the day. Their website link is below.

NJ Comic Expo

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on October 21, 2011 at 12:10 am

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

For the weekend of October 28rd and 29th, 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.

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.

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.

For October, three Halloween favorites. We recommend attending with someone who’s blood is above room temperature.

Friday October 28rd at 8:00pm – The House On Haunted Hill (1958)

Starring Vincent Price, Directed by William Castle. (175 minutes, B&W)

Wealthy Vincent Price challenges seven people to spend the night in a haunted house. Those who make it through the night will be paid $10,000, assuming they are still alive… Presented with EMERGO! William Castle’s grandson will be there to talk about his legendary grandfather, the making of The House on Haunted Hill and to raffle off a copy of the newly released “House On Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screamplay” – the newly published script for the movie with Castle’s handwritten notes.

Saturday October 29th at 6:00pm – Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi & Lon Chaney, Jr. (83 minutes, B&W)

This movie is really two-for-one because in addition to Abbott & Costello, the three most iconic characters of Universal Picture’s now legendary classic horror are brought together here: Dracula is in search of a “simple, pliable” brain with which to revive the long dormant Frankenstein Monster. It turns out that the “ideal” brain belongs to the hapless Lou Costello. Soon, Laurence Talbot, better known as The Wolf Man, arrives to warn Costello and his pal Bud Abbott about Dracula’s plans. Both horror and hilarity ensue.

Saturday October 29th at 8:15pm – The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari (1919)

Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt. Directed by Robert Wiene. (71 minutes, B&W) Silent film to be accompanied by Wayne Zimmerman at the organ.

Featuring highly stylized, often nightmare-like sets, stark lighting and shadows, and angled cinematography perfectly fit its theme of madness and disorientation, and made it perhaps the most visually striking movie yet produced. It defined the look of German Expressionist cinema — which went on to influence American horror films, Orson Welles, Film Noir, Hitchcock, and more.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

October Movie Flier

hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

On Friday October 28th, the William Castle classic “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart , Elisha Cook, Jr will screen at this movie palace.

This will be a special night as the film is going to be presented in “EMERGO” , yes, the skeleton will come off the screen and fly across the audience.

William Castle’s grandson will be in attendance as well and other surprises.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

The upcoming weekend of September 23rd and 24th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, the tri-state area’s favorite venue for classic films located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, starts its 11th consecutive year of classic film screenings.

For September, three classic crime caper classics.

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.

Unlike Some Other Classic Motion Picture Venues, 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.

Friday September 23rd at 8:00pm – The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway Directed by Norman Jewison. (102 minutes, Color)

He was young, handsome, a millionaire – and he’d just pulled off the perfect crime! She was young, beautiful, a super sleuth – sent to investigate it!

Saturday September 24th at 6:15pm – Take The Money And Run (1969)

Starring and Directed by Woody Allen (85 minutes, Color)

He robbed 16 banks. He got caught 16 times. His record is perfect…

Saturday September 24th at 8:15pm – The Sting (1973)

Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Directed by George Roy Hill. (129 minutes, Color)

All it takes is a little Confidence…

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bolorkay
bolorkay on August 25, 2011 at 12:58 am

It’s great to see announcements showing up on the Landmark Loewe’s web page for the fall Film Programs. Can’t wait for “A&C meet Frankenstein” in October.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The June weekend was the last classic movie event until the fall, probably September. There’s no air conditioning at the Loew’s.

cblanc10708
cblanc10708 on June 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Does anyone know if the theater is presently closed for the remainder of the summer. I have tried emailing them as well as leaving a message on their recording and no one responds.