The ‘reverse’ Darress Theatre hosts screening

posted by filmfanz on March 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

BOONTON, NJ — The award winning independent film, “Conference Room C,” will be screening at the classic Darress Theatre on March 22, 2008 at 8pm.

There will be a Q&A session with the director and the writer following the film, as well as refreshments.

Tickets for this event are $10…with 100% of the proceeds going towards the upkeep and restoration of the historic Darress Theatre, which is a very special venue.

The Darress is one of the only surviving “reverse” theatres that is still in operation. “Reverse” theatres were a architectural rarity back in the heyday of movie palaces…and there are only about 3 left standing in the world…and very few of those still operate as working theatres. We working hard to ensure that our screening lives up to these special (and rare) surroundings.

To view a trailer and learn more about “Conference Room C,” please visit its Myspace Page.

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Comments (6)

moviebuff82 on March 21, 2008 at 6:33 pm

That theater is very close by, just a few miles off 287 off Route 80. I’ve seen photos of that place…I’m not coming because I’m staying over at my dad’s in Blairstown (home to a now vacant Cinema Treasure, Roy’s Hall) for easter weekend.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 24, 2008 at 12:07 am

By ‘reverse’, do you mean rear-projection?

filmfanz on March 24, 2008 at 4:35 pm


No, by ‘reverse’, I was referring to the fact that the audience enters the theatre from the ‘front’ of the house (under the screen/stage) so that the screen is behind you, and all of the seat fronts are facing you as you walk in. As opposed to traditional layouts where you walk in from the back of the house, facing the screen, with the backs of the seats facing you.

Visit the Darress Theatre page to find out more about this unique theatre configuration. /theaters/1645

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 29, 2011 at 1:04 am

thanks Filmfanz.ANd Ron for asking the Question.

TLSLOEWS on January 29, 2011 at 2:36 am

The Hippodrome Theatre,in Nashville Tennessee was like this almost,the only difference it had two boxoffices,one on 5th Ave. and one on 6th.If you came in on the 6th. Ave. side you came in under the screen.

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