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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
Halloween Films at the loew’s
It can seem as if one of the side effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic has been to warp the perception of time. Seven months have been lost since the Loew’s and FOL last saw our patrons and fans at the Theatre — on the one hand, it seems like it was only a few days ago that we screened “Singin’ In The Rain”; but on the other, it feels like an eternity.
So we’re very happy to announce that there will be films on Halloween!
Following New Jersey Covid-19 Precautions (as listed to the right), 150 tickets will be available for each film. We are pleased to be able to now offer online ticket purchasing, so that you can safely buy your tickets and check in to the show via a scan of the QR barcode of your ticket.
Temperatures will be taken of all patrons at the entrance doors using no-touch thermometers
Masks are required at all times except when patrons are enjoying concessions.
Masks should be worn above the nose to provide maximum protection.
Patrons should sit at least 2 seats away from other patrons who are not included in your party.
Hand sanitizer will be available at several locations throughout the Theatre.
Patrons are asked to remove all their concession trash with them when exiting the theatre.
Trash cans will be available at each exit door.
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.