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Where Is That? — A new feature!
They say the devil is in the details. But there’s nothing hellacious about the extraordinary architectural details that hide in plain sight all around the Landmark Loew’s Jersey. And that’s not the devil pictured here, but a little green something hidden amid one of those details.
Can you figure out where and what it is?
Stories and Announcements
Upcoming Films: Nov 21, 2020
Masks must be worn above the nose in the Theatre at all times except when eating & drinking concessions.
Distancing is required when in line.
Only alternate rows in the auditorium will be used, and patrons who are not part of one party will be expected to sit at least two seats apart.
Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple stations in the Loew’s.
Doors, handrails, etc. will be periodically wiped down by Theatre staff during events.
Information from ticket sales will be provided to official contact tracers should the need arise.
The Theatre will make every effort to have the auditorium ready and open at the time patrons start to enter the building so as to reduce the need to congregate in the Lobby.
Leaving and re-entering the building between multiple screenings will be allowed to help reduce wait lines and congregating in the Lobby, provided patrons keep proof of ticket purchase.
The Magic Lives Again
In the fall of 1929, The Loew’s Corporation opened 5 astonishing movie palaces that quickly became to be known as “Wonder Theaters” due to their size and beauty. They truly were a wonder to behold with the most magnificent and elaborate ornamentation of any theaters in the region. Four of the theaters were located in New York City and the fifth right here in Journal Square – The Loew’s Jersey Theatre.
No expense was spared on the buildings or the patrons’s experience. Before every show, the audiences’ journey to the magic realm of the movies began when the Loew’s Jersey organ rose from below the stage and rotated around to reveal the console and organist. Thousands of pipes thundered out as the organists’s hands and feet danced across the keyboards. The moviegoers sat entranced as the opening song of the evening flowed from that magical white and gold leaf-covered box, washing over them.
Night after night, long after the rest of the area theatres gave up using their organs because of increased cost cutting, the music continued at The Loew’s Jersey. But eventually, when the movie industry fell on hard times and theaters started to close, the organ was removed and the Loew’s Jersey went dark.
Friends of the Loew’s believes that The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre must serve its community as a not-for-profit arts and entertainment center that increases the visibility and role of the performing arts in the lives of the diverse peoples who live in Hudson County and our whole region. It must strive to present a broad spectrum of quality programming that breaks down preconceived divisions between different performance disciplines — artificial divisions that prevent many people, especially young people, from thoroughly exploring and enjoying the rich diversity of performance art. This programming must highlight the best accomplishments of American popular stage and motion picture arts.