Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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bolorkay
bolorkay on August 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Hi Altoblanco… “What does the Loews Jersey mean to me?” (Sorry, I don’t want this to sound like an elementary school “post-summer” creative writing essay !) But for all of us who love film, this question really should be answered. For me, if I were to respond to this question with one word, it would have to be “heritage”, both “personal” and “communal”. As a resident of Hudson County for the first 31 years of my life, just about every weekend would find me on the #1 Boulevard bus on my way to Journal Square, final destination.. the great Loews Jersey! (and occasionally the Stanley and the State.) I find it more than a bit disturbing that “heritage” is a concept that has such little value these days. (just about now, I am imagining those cries of “nostalgia” or “why don’t you stop living in the past !”) But where would any community be without a sense of its history and a respect for the foundations of that community? The Loews is one of those very few venues where I make it a point to attend not always for the films they present (although there have been some great programs such as the James Bond weekend, the Film Noir presentations and the early Sc-Fi Festivals) but just to sit and take in the surroundings of this grand architectural marvel! (a kind of “meditation” for me, if you will.)

Our Heritage needs to be preserved! (The FOL have done a wonderful job in this respect.) Bob

Altoblanco
Altoblanco on June 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Here is the latest in the unfortunate battle between Friends of the Loew’s and Mayor Fulop for control of the theater.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/06/community_group_outraged_by_planned_takeover_of_jersey_citys_loews_theater.html

Now, more than ever, FOL needs public support. Despite the many obstacles placed before them, they have remained true to their mission of not only saving, renovating and maintaining this magnificent slice of history, but also operating and sustaining it as a precious and necessary cultural and community resource for the citizens of Jersey City and beyond. Now THEIR survival is at stake! Loew’s Jersey’s supporters, customers and friends must let their voices be heard if this iconic building is to remain in the hands of the people, for the people.

The Mayor and big government should not be allowed to strong-arm their way in, take over the “people’s palace” and turn it into a symbol of self-serving opportunism and greed. It must remain ACCESSIBLE to ALL – and that can only happen if FOL stays the course. We can all help by letting our public officials know how important and invaluable FOL’s role CONTINUES to be in accomplishing this, and what it means to us to preserve Loew’s Jersey Theatre as an a NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY-BASED arts and entertainment center that ultimately serves and benefits EVERYONE!

If you’ve ever attended any movies, shows or other events there… performed there… worked there… have personal memories or reminiscences… followed its history… advocated for its preservation… or simply admire it from a distance as a “theater buff”… What does Loew’s Jersey mean to YOU?

bolorkay
bolorkay on June 6, 2014 at 8:59 am

Any word yet as to what the films might be for next weekend, June 13 and 14 ?

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

Organ accompaniment for Metropolis by Bernie Anderson.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

The Landmark Loews Jersey Screenings This Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26

New York, New York. The city’s so nice they had to name it twice…

Friday April 25th at 8PM

The French Connection

Nothing say’s New York better than this gritty tale of international drug smugglers and corrupt cops. 35mm film presentation.

Saturday April 26th at 6pm.

Little Fugitive

An amazing tour of Coney Island in the 1950’s. It is the story of a little boy who runs away from home, to hide out at New York City’s playground, Coney Island. 35mm Film Presentation.

Saturday April 26th at 8pm

Speedy

Harold Lloyd’s classic comedy about a New York a small time Trolly operator trying to keep his business afloat against bigger competitors who will use any means to take over his routes. The highlight of the film is a mad rush though the crowded streets of Manhattan to get the real life Babe Ruth to the real life Yankee Stadium in time for a game. 35mm film presentation, organ accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

And so goes the Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia. In 2005, Live Nation bought the theatre, and it has been boarded up ever since. According to news reports, they have started demolishing this art deco gem so they can sell the building to a company that plans to build a modern multiplex.

Cinema Treasures Boyd Theatre web site.

bolorkay
bolorkay on March 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Agreed, movieguy. “Glorious” is certainly the word for what the Loews does with their 35mm film programs!

movieguy
movieguy on March 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

Yes “The African Queen” WILL show in GLORIOUS 35MM!

bolorkay
bolorkay on March 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

Just got the e-mail on 3/26…. John Huston’s “The African Queen” (with Bogart and Hepburn) will be screened this Saturday at 7 P.M. at the Landmark Loews Jersey.

bolorkay
bolorkay on February 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Very quiet (in terms of films) for the remainder of this month and into March… I hope all is well at this great theater.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Not only did Jaws not have much advance publicity, but the free publicity it could have had for over a week — the name of the movie on the marquee — was not there as of Saturday morning, mere hours before the show.

I know the volunteer staff is spread thin, and under the weather, but it seems ludicrous that someone couldn’t change the marquee before show time.

Was it even changed BY show time?

bolorkay
bolorkay on February 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, FOL for that great 35mm presentation of “Jaws” this past weekend. One of those movies that just keeps getting better with time, especially on Loew’s huge screen. Very nice turnout for a film that did not recieve very much advance publicity. Looking forward to the rest of February and March to see what surprises are in store for us.

GDellaFa
GDellaFa on January 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Yay! Thanks! I’ll be there!!!

bolorkay
bolorkay on January 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Yes. “Jaws” will be screened this Sat., Feb 1 at 7 P.M.

GDellaFa
GDellaFa on January 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Any films scheduled for January of February 2014?

bolorkay
bolorkay on January 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

NYCer, In a year-end email from the Friends of Loew’s summarizing some of the great programs of 2013 one of the “frustrations” mentioned was that the government funding coming from Jersey City never seemed to materialize. (If I have my facts straight.) Would this be the same funding/support for renovations mentioned in your post of Nov. 12 ?

GDellaFa
GDellaFa on January 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Any chance this could ever be shown at the Loew’s Jersey on the big screen?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nq_lxZbHxI

bolorkay
bolorkay on January 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Any thoughts yet on the monthly film programs for the month of January ?

NYCer
NYCer on November 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Some good news. Looks like more funding and government support for the renovation of this theater. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303914304579194271702251270

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on October 27, 2013 at 2:41 am

It was a fantastic show tonight with BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Bernie Anderson’s superb accompaniment on the Wonder Morton fit the movie perfectly. Subtle musical touches with dramatic pauses at key moments really added to the effectiveness of his score. It was nice to see the audience respond with a standing ovation and I’ve never heard the organ sounding better. Bravo to Bob Martin and his crew for restoring and maintaining this magnificent instrument.

The volunteers were very cordial and did a great job with handling the large crowd.

Major kudos to the projection team for a flawless 35mm presentation. The framing, focus, changeovers and curtain cues were done perfectly. An excellent job.

If you haven’t been to the Loew’s Jersey, make it a point to attend their classic 35mm film presentations. You won’t be disappointed!

bolorkay
bolorkay on September 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

Leave it to the Loews Jersey to present such a wonderfully “varied” film program as this past weekend’s. Car chase films? Who would have thought? (Whoever organizes the Loews film programs should be commended for their imagination and just plain sense of “fun”.) And (call me old-fahioned, if you will) in glorious 35mm! Looking forward, FOL to the “Horror Weekend” at the end of October.

markp
markp on September 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Good looking line up Mitchell. I wish I could be there for Bullitt but I think I might be working at the Prudential Center. If not I may come up and visit and be sure to ask for you.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre is the metro area’s favorite venue for classic 35mm 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.

This coming weekend will start our fall seasons classic films with a look back at some great car chase films.

Friday September 27th at 8:00pm – The Blues Brothers (1980)

Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,.
Directed by John Landis. (133 minutes, Color)

Jake and Elwood Blues put on a show to save the orphanage where they grew up, and some of the greatest blues/jazz musicians help out along the way.

Saturday September 28th at 6:30pm – Duel (1971)

Starring Dennis Weaver and a truck.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. (90 minutes, Color)

Twilight zone alumni Richard Matheson wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s first feature length film. There is a Big Rig chasing Dennis Weaver in a Duel to the death!

Saturday September 28th at 8:30pm – Bullitt (1968)

Starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn. Directed By Peter Yates. (114 minutes, Color)

San Francisco is the backdrop to this tale of police corruption and murder.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

The first show of the fall season will be on Sept 27 & 28. The films will be posted here and on the theatres web site when the bookings are confirmed.

bolorkay
bolorkay on September 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

Thoughts on the fall “monthly” film season yet?