Landis Theatre

830-834 E. Landis Avenue,
Vineland, NJ 08360

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

Described in this 1937 trade article: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Video of marquee re-lighting: youtube

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

I’ve adjusted the Google Maps view to show the theatre site, though the photo was apparently taken some time ago.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

Somebody who has taken a photo can post it.

jjj
jjj on June 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

Why isn’t there a current picture of the restored theater posted?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

On a once-a-month basis, classic movies are being shown at the Landis: View link

LVP
LVP on May 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm

awesome picture of the renovated theater in attached link. looks just like it did over 70 years ago. also went inside today, theaters getting touch ups and the adjoined restaurant is moving along. restaurant interior and addition were designed in art moderne to compliment the theater. worth the trip to just experience the rebirth of such a historic landmark.

http://www.grapevinenewspaper.com/

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

A brief article about the theater’s reopening as a performing arts center on May 22, 2010:
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jpage
jpage on May 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

Landis Theater has a temporary Certificate of Occupancy and is hosting the Sacred Heart High School’s production of “42nd Street” this weekend as a soft opening.

Link to local newspaper article: View link

LVP
LVP on April 14, 2010 at 6:54 am

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news article regarding final steps of the restoration of the Landis

LVP
LVP on November 26, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Howard, the best thing was the company that replicated the sign is less than 2 miles away. what a blessing they were towards the project as a whole. we got to ‘scale’ the old sign in the shop scraping layers of paint and finding the original colors. if you look close enough at the lower sign, i had the company recreate the 3 band bumper directly below the letters. look at one of your Exhibitor photos of the sign in 1937 and then a picture of the sign before the reconstruction and then look at the new version they just installed. We also finally selected Custom Windows of Denver to recreate all the upper level industrial windows. The addition has it’s steel framing in place, all stage rigging structures were installed & the stage is built. The mori (attached building) layout changed considerably. the original chef backed out and the new chef wanted a much larger operation. so now, the entire 1st floor of the existing building is a restaurant and the 2nd floor is going to be a 250 person banquet room (with floor to ceiling industrial windows, nice touch) and a small portion for theater offices. Things are really positive and everybody is looking forward to a spring opening. you should try and attend, the theater web site should be posting info on it soon. take care!

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Wow! wonderful looking sign.

LVP
LVP on November 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm

next portion of sign installed, photo link

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 22, 2009 at 5:59 am

I’ve looked at the news article & facebook. Replica sign looks great! I’ve sent in amendments to my Introduction above to mention the sign and opening date.

LVP
LVP on October 22, 2009 at 5:51 am

photos included in link to article. Also more photos @ jw pedersen architect fan page on facebook (with a picture of me & the developer in front of the marquee).

LVP
LVP on October 22, 2009 at 5:49 am

reconstructed marquee is being lit tonight.

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Landis Theatre marquee returns
From staff reports • October 22, 2009

  • VINELAND — The face of Landis Theatre was set in place Wednesday morning.

A crane lifted the Landis sign from the ground to its proper place atop the theater’s original marquee. The sun gleamed in the sign’s silver, red and blue.

Urban Sign & Crane Inc. on East Chestnut Avenue spent more than a year overseeing the rebuilding of the theater sign. Co-owner Seth Davis' objective was to replicate the original. The former sign was part of the theater marquee for several years, during its long reign as a downtown movie theater and long after it closed to the public in 1987.

While Davis worked on the sign, developer Hans Lampart launched his renovation and restoration of the theater at East and Landis avenues to transform it from an old vacant movie house to a state-of-the-art performing arts center.

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Landis Theatre Marquee Delivered To New Home

Lampart and the Landis Theater Foundation board will officially light the new sign during a ceremony outside the theater at 5 p.m. today.

The Vineland High School Band is scheduled to attend to entertain the audience leading up to the moment when Foundation Board President Lori DeMatteo-Fiocchi flicks the switch.

“The excitement has truly begun to build toward our Springtime Opening Night gala,” DiMatteo-Fiocchi said, “and the lighted marquee will now serve as a beacon to the people of 6Vineland and the surrounding region that the Landis is finally coming back again.”

The theater is scheduled to open in April 2010.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 10, 2009 at 4:21 am

The Daily Journal (Vineland, New Jersey)
July 24, 2009 Friday

Restaurant owner officially announces theater deal

By KRISTI FUNDERBURK Staff Writer
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VINELAND — Louis Ferretti has a vision of the city’s downtown where
local residents come to Landis Avenue for dinner and a show.

He officially announced at a news conference Thursday his plans to work
with Hans Lampart, the developer spearheading the renovation of the
Landis Theatre as a performing arts center, to open and operate a
restaurant and banquet hall at East and Landis avenues.

“You give them an attraction, they will come. It’s like the field of
dreams,” said Ferretti, who owns Centerton Country Club in Pittsgrove.

As the executive chef, Ferretti promised a full-scale menu reflective of
the Wolfgang Puck or Bobby Flay restaurants, both of which have
locations in Atlantic City. He said his restaurant would have valet
parking, total security, full catering and an open kitchen with a
wood-fire grill.

The restaurant will be designed to match the Art Deco-style of Landis
Theatre. Ferretti’s eatery will go in the former Mori building, which is
connected to the theater.

He expects it to open March 2010.

Ferretti initially said the restaurant could be called Landis
Steakhouse, but said Thursday a name would be announced at a later date.
Lampart and him are still in the planning stages, “but when we get the
plans, we’ll hit the ground running,” Ferretti said.

Both Mayor Robert Romano and Sandy Forosisky, the city’s redevelopment
director, shared their excitement for the new partnership at the
conference and are confident in Ferretti’s plans.

“Just look at the job Lou’s done with Centerton,” Romano said

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on July 24, 2009 at 10:34 am

This 1953 photo comes courtesy of LIFE …
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LVP
LVP on November 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Do you know which April 1953 issue the photo was in?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Here is an April 1953 Life Magazine photo of Gene Mori, then owner of the Landis:
http://tinyurl.com/6b7aoy

teecee
teecee on August 21, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Friday, August 15, 2008
From staff reports

VINELAND – The redevelopers of the Landis Theater have been awarded a $8,000,000 “new market” tax credit from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

The tax credit will provide more than $2,000,000 in direct equity toward the renovation of the historic center city theater, according to Hans Lampart, president of Eastern Pacific Development, the redevelopment company heading the project.

“This is the driving piece of the financial package necessary to complete our plan for a dynamic, fully renovated performing arts theater for downtown Vineland,” said Lampart in a released statement.

The City of Vineland and Eastern Pacific Development have undertaken a four corners redevelopment plan at the East and Landis avenues intersection. That arrangement specified that the theater project should proceed as the first of the four corners to be completed.

Additional funding pieces for the Theater renovation project include:

N.J. Preservation grant: $750,000

Historic Tax Credit equity: $1,650,000

Urban Enterprise Loan: $3,000,000

UEZ Faade Loan/Grant: $500,000

According to Lampart, the EDA tax credit allocation brings the total funding package to $7,900,000, the amount budgeted by Eastern Pacific to successfully transform the dilapidated theater structure into a new community performing arts center. The New Market and Historic equity is being funded by US Bank.

Partial demolition and preparation for new construction at the theater site is ongoing. It is projected that the complex would be completed by October of 2009.

Lampart was unavailable Wednesday for questions or comments.

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nerwall16
nerwall16 on July 27, 2008 at 10:18 pm

as i sit in the projection booth knowing the broadway in pitman is doing away with movies next year is there any word on who to contact about getting into the film presentation

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Another video link of above groundbreaking including interview with architect:
http://www.nbc40.net/view_story.php?id=5131

LVP
LVP on April 3, 2008 at 4:03 am

Theatre renovation ground breaking news april 2,2008

local news articles:

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