Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 22, 2017 at 9:59 am

Last night at this wonderful movie palace, a classic horror triple feature: House on Haunted Hill (1959), Island of Lost Souls (1933) and Halloween (1978). In the lobby, Halloween’s villain Michael Myers played the theme from the movie on a grand piano. He also played music from The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, and Barry Lyndon (?). The crowd was huge for all three films.

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on October 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Hey vindanpar. Your last line on your comment. I do not live in Jersey but I do live outside of Boston. We have several theatres that show older classics. In case you don’t know but most films are not available on film anymore so that is why all is digital. Most places that can show film(which is very few) will try to get a print but it is hard to do. So wouldn’t rather see it digitally than not at all. This is the 21st century pal.

vindanpar
vindanpar on October 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

I really wish this place would only play films suitable for the entire family and when you consider what they play are classics there is no place in a great movie palace for utter trash like Rocky Horror.

I like early Almodovar and John Waters but I don’t want to see it at the Loew’s.

For a party like this it should be family friendly and Phantom should be the star feature WITH the color sequence. I don’t know what gets into the heads of people that plan this stuff.

And what’s up with the digital nonsense?

bolorkay
bolorkay on October 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

The Halloween season is the time of year when the Landmark Loews really “shines on”! The wonderful folks (FOL) who manage this true landmark have always had a sense of fun and frights during this time of year and this year proves to be no exception. Honestly, what better way to spend the pre-Halloween weekend than with Vinnie, Bela, Charlie and Michael Myers.

Loews Jersey
Loews Jersey on October 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Time again for the Loew’s annual Movie AND Masquerade Party: This year it’s Rocky Horror Nite. The (in)famous cult classic movie about what is arguably the worst (or perhaps best) masquerade party in history will be followed by a real masquerade party in the Loew’s Grand Lobby – complete with music & dancing, refreshments, a cash bar and — of course — a costume contest. (But you can come as you are if you don’t like dress-up; costumes are optional.) It’s all a fundraiser to benefit Friends of the Loew’s. Advance tickets are $25 at rockyhorrornite.eventbrite.com. (Movie will be screened digitally.)

If you’re not up for the party but still want to see the movie, it’s $8. Movie only tickets are not sold in advance.

Loews Jersey
Loews Jersey on October 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Last minute reminder: 4 classic horror films this weekend:

Oct 20 8:15PM “Phantom of the Opera” silent with live organ accompaniment by Bernie Anderson. $10 Adults / $8 Kids & Seniors (Screened Digitally)

Oct 21 6PM “House On Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price – shown with EMERGO! $8 Adults / $6 Kids & Seniors (Screened in 35mm)

Oct 21 7:40PM “The Island of Lost Souls” starring Charles Laughton & Bela Lugosi. $8 Adults / $6 Kids & Seniors (Screened in 35mm)

Oct 21 9:20PM “Halloween” John Carpenter’s original starring Jamie Lee Curtis. $8 Adults / $6 Kids & Seniors (Screened Digitally)

bolorkay
bolorkay on August 21, 2017 at 8:17 am

Hi,

Looking forward to the Fall Film Weekend schedule. Any word as to what films will be presented?

bolorkay
bolorkay on April 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

Some great classic film weekends recently: -The “Odd Times” weekend (I belive that’s what they called it?) featuring “Dr. Strangelove, "Seven Days In May” etc.) –“1984” with interesting forum afterwards. –“Film Noir” this past weekend. (great to see 1981’s “Body Heat” holds up so well on the big screen)

Looking forward to the “Sequels” weekend in May featuring “After The Thin Man”, “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade” and “Mad Max”

Wonderful to see a venue that features films that challenge the audience.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on January 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Next Friday (01/27) and Saturday (01/28) The Landmark Loews Jersey in Jersey City, New Jersey is running:

Fri, 1/27 – 8pm – Double Feature – The Great McGinty & Duck Soup

Sat. 1/28 – 6:00pm – Wag The Dog
Sat. 1/28 – 8:15pm – Citizen Kane

All 4 films will be presented in 35mm on the giant Loews Jersey screen.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 15, 2016 at 8:25 am

This coming Friday (11/18) and Saturday (11/19) The Landmark Loews Jersey in Jersey City, New Jersey is running:

  • Spartacus – November 18th at 8pm
  • Captain Blood – November 19th at 6pm
  • Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte – November 19th at 8:25pm

All 3 films will be presented in 35mm on the giant Loews Jersey screen!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 25, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Here is the full link, and here is the article (for when the link eventually goes down) There are also a lot of picture of the area, and the renditions of the proposals…

JERSEY CITY — The neighborhood behind the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square would be set for a radical transformation under zoning changes up for final adoption by the City Council tomorrow.

The changes would allow the Harwood family to construct residential high-rises and arts facilities on a roughly 2-acre area the family owns that runs along the PATH tracks. The area is now home now to parking lots and a garage.

The city hopes the changes will lead to the creation of a cultural arts district connecting the neighborhood west of the Loew’s to Journal Square. The Harwoods would be allowed to build taller high-rises than zoning allows in exchange for creating spaces for theaters, art galleries and studios, museums, libraries and more.

The plans also call for improvements to Concourse West, the walkway commonly called the Loew’s alley that offers a direct if narrow connection between the Marion neighborhood and Journal Square. The zoning changes would require developers to incorporate retail space within the concourse and adjacent plaza at the foot of Magnolia Avenue.

The proposed changes to Journal Square zoning come as the area has become a target for real-estate developers. The first high-rise of a three-tower project called Journal Squared is nearly complete, while plans for a two-tower development across the street from the Loew’s were approved by the city in August, as were plans for a 72-story skyscraper on the site of the old Jersey Journal building.

The parking lots and garage targeted by the zoning changes up for approval tomorrow night have been owned by the Harwood family for nearly a century. Brett Harwood said the Journal Square development boom convinced the family to revamp their properties.

“As Journal Square has finally started to come into its own, and you can see the results of that all around, we think that there’s a higher and better use,” Harwood told The Jersey Journal.

The zoning changes would allow for two residential high-rises, one near the foot of Magnolia Avenue and the other near the foot of Pavonia Avenue. The city would allow the developers to exceed the 37-story maximum on each in exchange for the construction of cultural arts facilities in the high-rises and in two additional low-rise buildings. A fifth low-rise building would be allowed to house restaurants, cafes and other retail stores.

The city also envisions an amphitheater, dog run and playgrounds on a site near Van Reipen Avenue.

If approved by the council tomorrow, the zoning changes offer a template to the Harwoods. There are no plans yet, Harwood said, adding that unlimited height restrictions would not lead to soaring skyscrapers.

“Nobody should have expectations that we’re going to build another World Trade Center,” he said. “It wouldn’t be economical, it wouldn’t appropriate.”

The council meets tomorrow at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 280 Grove St.

Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at . Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

Rstewart
Rstewart on October 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

OOPs, part of the address cut of _behind_loe.html

Rstewart
Rstewart on October 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Article about the area around the Jersey from the Jersey Journal. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/10/jersey_city_envisions_new_arts_district_behind_loe.html

bolorkay
bolorkay on June 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

Thank you, mdvoskin and Life’s Too Short for your interest and perspective on my recent “situation”. The folks at the Loews Jersey have, for all intents and purposes addressed and “fixed” the problem as the site seems to be functioning again. BTW, great season Sc-Fi finale FOL! (Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror is what you do best.) Now it’s on to looking forward to the Fall Season and the surprise films you’ll have to offer.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Works here too bolorkay. It very well could be that your web browser got hit by some malware.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 19, 2016 at 10:26 am

The link works for me. Perhaps your computer has a virus?

The next films are the weekend of June 3rd and 4th.

Science Fiction:

Dark City
A Trip To The Moon (silent with organ accompaniment)
Day The Earth Stood Still
Aliens

bolorkay
bolorkay on May 19, 2016 at 9:01 am

Hi, Would anyone know if there is something “amiss” with the Loews Jersey web site? Whenever I tried to log onto their official site (using the link here at Cinema Treasures) I recieved what appeared to be un-decipherable “symbols” and some ads for “Cartier Wallets!!

???????????

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on April 14, 2016 at 6:49 am

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.

April 15th & 16th

Backstage Drama

Friday April 15th, 2016

All That Jazz – 8:00PM

Saturday April 16th, 2016

Footlight Parade (35mm) – 6:00PM
All About Eve (35mm) – 8:15PM

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on February 26, 2016 at 6:40 am

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.

Our March Classic Movies Will Be Presented From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

March 11th & 12th

From Book To Film…

Friday March 11th, 2016

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 35mm – 8:00PM

Saturday March 12th, 2016

Stand By Me (1986) 35mm – 6:00PM
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) 35mm – 8:15PM

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

The Landmark Loews Jersey

bolorkay
bolorkay on February 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Hi,

For those of us so inclined, the next Classic Film Weekend at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre will feature the following films:

-Friday, Feb. 19 – “Twelve Monkeys” (Terry Gilliam)

-Saturday, Feb. 20 – “Sullivan’s Travels” and

                - "Arsenic and Old Lace"
                

(all presented in 35 mm.)

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 13, 2015 at 7:23 am

The Loews Jersey has the capability of running HD Digital, but not DCI Compliant DCPs that first run theatres are now using.

What that means in plain English is that for classic films, when they run digital, it tends to be a Bluray Disc.

I do know that they still go out of their way to obtain 35mm prints whenever possible.

bolorkay
bolorkay on November 13, 2015 at 6:58 am

Hi mdvoskin,

Does the Loews have the ability to run digital? I always thought they were a strictly 35mm house. In any event the Loews is a venue that should be admired and supported in their efforts to keep a wonderful “movie palace” alive and well and for making an important chapter in film history available to us all.

markp
markp on November 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

And for that they are to be applauded.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Hi Mark. Just a heads up, I am no longer involved with projecting films at the Loews, so I cannot comment on specific issues for specific shows. However, I do give them credit for being the only venue in Northern NJ that still runs classic films in 35mm whenever possible. It would be a lot easier and cheaper for them to just run digital, but everyone there appreciates the “magic” of presenting real film.

markp
markp on October 28, 2015 at 4:24 am

I had the pleasure of meeting Mitchell a few years ago and got a tour of the place. I certainly do not want to be critical because they are trying to preserve 35mm film presentation. But when I saw MAS*H there a few years ago, I said the same thing about the changeovers. And I knew this movie well from my early days as a projectionist. I knew they were clean and it seemed to me like some footage was already run thru as if the operator threaded up too far on the leader. It saddens me because I always took great care to make them as smooth as possible. My last 35mm presentation at the CountBasie was in January, “Interstellar” and folks were amazed how they couldnt tell where the changeovers were.