Jersey Shore cinema celebrates One Year Anniversary with free movies and expansion!

posted by jerseyshorecinema on May 14, 2010 at 10:58 am

ASBURY PARK, NJ — After an inspiring first year of independent film, live music and theater, community events, author series, comedy jams and more, The ShowRoom, Asbury Park’s only independent cinema and Cookman Avenue’s premier entertainment venue, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with moviegoers throughout the year. Beginning in April 2010, ShowRoom audiences and film fans will receive free admission to any movie screening at The ShowRoom that falls on their birthday.

In recent years, while Asbury Park’s renaissance has brought art, music, dining and shopping back to the city, the vital element of film was missing. Last spring, The Showroom ignited independent cinema, marking the return of movies to Asbury Park after a thirty-year hiatus. Since then, the theater’s ever-evolving film and event roster has made it a mecca for individuals looking to bring or find a variety of entertainment on Cookman Avenue. From multimedia performances and director Q&A’s, to financial-investing seminars and social-media symposiums, The ShowRoom has become an important venue for anyone looking to be seen or heard in Asbury Park.

Now a year later, The ShowRoom will be increasing its schedule with more series like the collaborative BookFLX, Comedy Jam and small theatrical, multimedia and musical productions. Plans are in the works for more daytime events, additional events per weekend and community programming for seniors and school-age children.

The ShowRoom has been warmly welcomed into the fabric of the city and looks forward to continuing to push the envelope of what can be done in an arthouse theater, making it the premier entertainment destination in downtown Asbury Park.

To celebrate this growth and success, The ShowRoom will be offering free movies to those who come with proof to the theater on their birthday, through April 2011. For tickets, movie schedules and more, please visit or call 732-502-0472.

About The ShowRoom
Since opening in April 2009, The ShowRoom, Asbury Park’s only independent cinema, has become a versatile entertainment space on Cookman Avenue’s Art Bloc. The ShowRoom is renowned for its roster of critically acclaimed, independent, classic, foreign, family and festival-winning films. In addition, The ShowRoom endeavors to provide the community with a welcoming and acoustically ideal environment for live performances, workshops, seminars and mixed media presentations. Owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino are film-industry veterans with more than 25 years of experience in creative communications for corporate productions. With The ShowRoom, first-rate cinema and a dedicated entertainment space has returned to Asbury Park’s growing downtown arts community. For more information, or to learn about film screenings, please visit or call 732-502-0472.

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moviebuff82 on May 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

My stepbrother’s girlfriend is a fan of the theater’s Facebook page (they also have a twitter account). She and him live in Asbury Park and they go to that theater. Sure, it can’t play commercial fare but it shows mostly indie films, which is a good thing since most of the hot movies that play in the garden state is crap.

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