Loew's Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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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?

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/movies/index.ssf/2013/08/jersey_city_loews_a_grand_trip_back_in_time.html#incart_river

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on June 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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.

As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

June 7th & 8th

Science Fiction & Fantasy…

Friday June 7th, 2013

Men In Black – 8:00PM

Saturday June 8th, 2013

In Memory Of Ray Harryhausen…

20 Million Miles To Earth – 6:30PM
Jason & The Argonauts – 8:20PM

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

The Landmark Loews Jersey

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on April 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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.

As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

April 26th & 27th, May 3rd

Anti-War war films…

Friday April 26th, 2013

All Quit On The Western Front – 8:00PM

Saturday April 27th, 2013

Paths Of Glory – 6:00PM
Dr. Strangelove – 8:30PM

Friday May 3rd, 2013

MASH – 7:30PM, Robert Altman’s classic hosted by actress Sally Kellerman.

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

The Landmark Loews Jersey

bolorkay
bolorkay on April 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You’re right, GDellaFa. I thank goodness every time I come in for one of their monthly film weekends. The Loews has been surviving for so many decades now and in so many incarnations (the “worst” being that tri-plexing around 1976)that one would hope that the political “wolves at the door” would back off and learn to appreciate the true landmark status of this wonderful film palace. My heart goes out to the FOL for putting up with this “let’s tear it down and put up an office building” mentality of some local politicians who want nothing more than to build up their own public persona.

GDellaFa
GDellaFa on April 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

bolorkay: I know exactly how you feel. I practically grew up in the Loew’s Jersey, being from Jersey City. As a kid, I was there almost every weekend. I remember when the organ was taken out, and I was heartbroken when the theatre was divided into a tri-plex. The only good thing about the tri-plex was that if you ordered tickets for Theatre 3 (I think it was), you got to sit in the balcony, and the movie was shown on the original screen. Of course it is far, far better in its restored configuration. In my opinion, I think they know what they have in the Loew’s Jersey, but unfortunately, its location comes with “Jersey politics.” It is definitely a gem; and given that it still shows movies and has a theatre pipe organ, that makes it rare and special today. It is truly one of the grand old palaces. Thank goodness we still have it!