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"The Addams Family" Nite
October 29 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

This Halloween season, enjoy some unique "family time" with Friends of the Loew's . . . 

On Sat., October 29 starting at 6PM everyone's favorite ghoulish relatives will be on the BIG screen at the Loew's Jersey Theatre:

"The Addams Family" -- the marvelously macabre and wonderfully fun 1991 movie starring Angelica Huston, Raul Julia & Christopher Lloyd -- will be on screen at the Loew's at 6PM.

. . . AND THEN after the movie, starting at 8PM, patrons will step out to the Grand Lobby and into an elegantly ghoulish Masquerade After-Party! 

There will be a great mix of music & dancing all night, light refreshments, a cash bar (wine & beer) and a few entertaining surprises. 

And what would a Masquerade be without a Costume Contest for fun prizes?
Categories will include "Best Morticia", "Best Gomez", "Best Movie Star" and "Best Over-All".

Costumes are preferred, not required, so please can come as you are, if you like.


Advance tickets are just $25 -- click here to purchase tickets.
Tickets at the door will be $30.

(If you can't attend the party but still want to see the movie, admission for the screening of "The Addams Family" will only be $8.)

Rosemary's Baby
October 22 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre


Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavettes, and Ruth Gordon.
Directed by Roman Polanski. (136 minutes, 1968, Color)

In his first American film, Roman Polanski re-invented the horror film, rescuing the genre from the schlocky, B-movie status to which it had fallen. Ironically, it was legendary schlock-master William Castle, known for such gimmicky horror flicks as “The Tingler,” who had purchased the rights to Ira Levin’s best-selling horror/thriller and hired the young, newly-immigrated Polanski to direct. Polanski’s greatest strength is his subtlety; his pacing and sense of mood are masterful without calling attention to themselves. He avoids the gimmicks and gore that had been conventions of the horror genre, but instead employs Hitchcock’s propensity to find horror in the utterly mundane.

Rosemary Woodhouse is a young wife, played with waif-like perfection by Mia Farrow, who moves into an old New York City apartment building with her struggling actor husband. At first, little seems out of order, except that their elderly neighbors are a bit eccentric and a tad nosy. But gradually, a sense begins to build in Rosemary – and the audience – that something is wrong not just with her neighbors but also with her unborn child. The film is also full of memorable performances, from small roles for iconic 1940s stars like Ralph Bellamy and Elisha Cook, Jr. to the Academy Award-winning performance by Ruth Gordon as the meddling neighbor, to Farrow’s haunting performance.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).

Son of Frankenstein
October 22 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre


Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill.  Directed by Rowland V. Lee.  (1938, 99mins., B&W)  Suitable for most audiences.

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most legendary performances in movie history, and Karloff portrayed the Monster for the third and final time on the big screen in Son of Frankenstein. As if that wasn’t enough to make the film a classic, Karloff was joined by his contemporary horror icon Bela Lugosi in what arguably was one of his finest Hollywood performances. Add in the always-good Basil Rathbone and the cast is one of the best in classic-era horror. Dr. Frankenstein’s son returns to his ancestral home and finds that local villagers still remember and fear his father’s creation. Goaded by a sinister man living amid the ruins of his father’s castle (Lugosi), Frankenstein decides to revive his father’s Monster – but to reform its brutish nature and thereby vindicate his father’s memory.  Of course, things don’t work out as planned!

It would not have been surprising if this second sequel turned out a bit shop-worn, but Son of Frankenstein is a well crafted continuation of the Frankenstein saga, boasting an intelligent script, extraordinary sets and cinematography that continue the German Expressionist influence on American horror movies – and great performances by all, especially Karloff and Lugosi.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).


Nosferatu & Dracula's Daughter
October 21 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

  The FIRST vampire movie.  SILENT with LIVE organ accompaniment.  Starring Max Schreck. Directed by F.W. Murnau.  (1922, 84mins., B&W, Silent).  Suitable for most audiences.

Followed By

"Dracula's Daughter" The rarely screened "official" sequel to "Dracula"
Starring Gloria Holden, Edward Van Sloan, Marguerite Churchill.  Directed by Lambert Hillyer.  (1936, 71 mins, B&W.  Screened in 35mm)

"Nosferatu" - In our time of CGI, surround-sound and even the revival of 3-D, a 94 year old German silent film remains one of the most chilling and legendary horror movies ever made.  Seeing it with LIVE organ accompaniment by Brett Miller is an unforgettable experience.  Nosferatu was the first – although unauthorized – feature film version of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Stoker’s widow sued and won over copyright infringement, and all copies of Nosferatu were supposed to be destroyed, but fortunately a few prints survived.

Nosferatu is now considered one of the best interpretations of Stoker’s Dracula ever filmed.  Still, it differs from the book in several notable ways, including the names of central characters and locations, and it, not the book, cemented into the Dracula canon the idea that vampires are destroyed by sunlight.  The singular performance and truly lurid makeup of Max Schrek as the vampire is one of the most iconic representations of evil ever filmed. But the greatest source of the film’s enduring power is the eerie look and truly disquieting mood that pioneering director F.W. Murnau achieved by merging German expressionist style with real location settings, daring experimentation with stop-motion and reverse-negative effects, and the use of dramatic shadows and long angles – which became a kind of visual lexicon for horror on film.

"Dracula's Daughter" – Dracula’s Daughter was Universal’s somewhat belated sequel to 1931’s Dracula, and surprisingly for a sequel, lacks most of the earlier film's cast (including Bela Lugosi in his signature role), except for Edward Van Sloan who is again the intrepid Vampire-hunting Dr. Von Helsing. Perhaps for this reason, Dracula’s Daughter is the least popularly known of Universal’s classic horror films. That’s unfortunate, since Dracula’s Daughter is a good film in its own right, and presents an interesting twist on the vampire theme. But Dracula’s Daughter does enjoy at a measure of cult legend because it contains some of the most overt lesbian allusions of any American movie made during the era of the puritanical Production Code.

$13 (for luck!) adults; $10 seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger)

Joel McHale and Will Forte -- and their books
October 26 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

WORD Bookstores and Friends of the Loew's is very excited to invite Jersey City and beyond to a night of laughter, books, and everything in between with comedians and authors Joel McHale and Will Forte.


Join us in celebration of the release of Joel McHale's THANKS FOR THE MONEY and Will Forte's 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK, as Joel and Will take the stage together for a bit of conversation and a lot of comedy.

mchaleFor years, Joel McHale’s stand-up performances have sold out venues across the country, and his role in the beloved cult series Community and as the host of E!’s The Soup have made him a household name in comedy and pop culture. This October, not only is Joel starring in CBS’s new series The Great Indoors, he will also bring his razor-sharp wit to book form with the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.


You probably know Will Forte best as the creator and Emmy-nominated star of the critically-acclaimed FOX-TV’s hit Last Man on Earth, the lead in the cult-classic movie MacGruber, or as one of your favorite Saturday Night Live alums. But long before he became a famous comedian, a single, twenty-four-year-old Forte found his true purpose in life: giving men dating advice. This August, Forte, a forty-six-year-old bachelor, finally delivered his illustrated magnum opus, the master dating “guidebook” 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK.

Each ticket guarantees admission to the event as well as 1 copy of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 1 copy of 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK!

In addition, ever the community advocates and strong supporters of local public arts programming, Joel and Will are thrilled that $3 of each ticket sold will go directly to our friends and Jersey City arts space staple, Friends of the Loew's Jersey Theatre.

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Ticket price: $45

Doors: 6:30PM
Start Time: 8:00PM
End Time: 9:00PM


Bryan Cranston's A LIFE IN PARTS with Alan Sepinwall
October 11 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

bryancranstonBRYAN CRANSTON won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC s Breaking Bad. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards, to receive three consecutive wins. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX's Malcolm in the Middle. He is the author of A Life in Parts.

ALAN SEPINWALL has been writing about television for close to twenty years. Formerly a TV critic for the Newark Star-Ledger, he currently writes the popular blog What’s Alan Watching? on Sepinwall's episode-by-episode approach to reviewing his favorite TV shows “changed the nature of television criticism,” according to Slate, which called him, “the acknowledged king of the form.” Visit

** Fine Print: Word cannot take refunds for any reason. If you miss the event for any reason, we will hold your copy of A Life In Parts in our Jersey City store for you to pick up during regular business hours for up to 15 days. 

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Son of the Sheik - 90th Anniversary Screening of Silent Classic
October 2 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

The movies had sex symbols even before they learned to talk, and Rudolph Valentino was one of the greatest. Fully 90 years after his death in 1926 at the age of 31, Valentino's name is still a synonym for "lover."

"The Son of the Sheik" was a sequel to one of Valentino's biggest hits. The movie opened two weeks after he died — and was a huge hit. It's a great chance to meet the star whose name you've probably heard hundreds of times. It will be accompanied on the Loew's Wonder Morton Organ by Bernie Anderson.

Doors open at 2pm
Show starts at 3pm

Tickets are $12 / $10 for seniors and students

Presented by the Garden State Theater Organ Society

Mike Moreno, Vinny Pastore & The Guy Catrillo Band Live
October 7 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre


New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy Mike Marino with Vincent "Big P" Pastore and The Guy Catrillo Band

VIP reception (must purchase VIP tickets) includes preferred seating, private meet and greet and a signed copy of Shut Up & Eat (The Sopranos Cookbook)

Doors at 7:30pm
Show starts 8:00pm

General: $26.75
VIP reception/preferred seating: $100.00

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For VIP ticket and reception information, call 201.433.6705 or email


A night of laughs & music to Benefit the Boys' and Girls' Towns of Italy. In partnership with the Dante Alighieri Society and the Columbus Day Parade Organization of Jersey City, and Friends of the Loew's.


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What's Up, Doc?
October 1 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

“Love never means having to say you’re sorry.” 
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”

In “Love Story,” Ryan O’Neal famously said “Love never means having to say you’re sorry.” In “What’s Up, Doc?” Streisand says it—and O’Neal replies “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” And in addition to this great quote that sends-up one the best known movie quotes of all time, “What’s Up, Doc?” is a great 1970s take of that epitome of 1930s Hollywood, the screwball comedy.  Think of “Bringing Up Baby” with Streisand as Hepburn and O’Neal as Grant.  And while retaining Howard Hawks’ machine-gun pace (and adding in the sly pop culture referentiality of Billy Wilder) Bogdanovich and writers Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton updated the opposites-attract screwball convention for their contemporary times.

Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).
Combination discounts available.  

**Film descriptions are compiled from various sources.

October 1 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid,
Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet.
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. 1942, 102mins, B&W.
Screened in 35mm

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

“Casablanca” boasts more famous quotes that have become part of the world’s cultural lexicon than any other movie, including “Here’s looking at you, kid,” “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” “Round up the usual suspects,” and much more. But it also does NOT contain one of the most famous misquotes: Bogart really never said “Play it again Sam.” No matter. By many accounts, “Casablanca” is the best all-around move ever made. Never mind that the idea driving the plot is, upon reflection, a bit improbable. The writing is so good, the cast is filled with such great actors at the very top of their game, and the pace is so crisp that the move grabs you, pulls you into its world, and doesn’t let you go until it leaves you both cheering and crying at the end. It is timeless.

Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).
Combination discounts available.  

**Film descriptions are compiled from various sources.