One week left to vote!

What film do you want to see on August 19th? So far The Goonies are in the lead…take our poll -voting ends on August 1st!

As it stands today:

The Goonies: 139

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: 123

Theory of Everything: 122

Hero 6: 95

Cinema Paradiso: 59

Bride & Prejuidice: 30


July 22nd “Underwater Dreams” 8:30 pm


“Underwater Dreams”

written and directed by

A documentary released in 2014 and narrated by Michael Peña. The film follows the epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts, and challenge engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

click below to view the trailer

click below to view the introduction by president Obama

Singin in the Rain is ON!!!

Ok so the ground may be wet…but the skies are clearing and it’s too hot to sit inside so…

Join us in the Park tonite, Wednesday July 8th for our classic movie of the season~!

Singin in the Rain!!

Start time @ 8:30pm

Free Popcorn!

Bring a chair (for sure tonite!!) AND Bring a friend



“Singin’ in the Rain”

directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

 The 1952 musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The movie tells the story of Hollywood in the late ’20s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

The film was only a modest hit when first released, with only O’Connor’s Musical Lead Actor win at the Golden globes. However, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently regarded as one of the best musicals ever made.

Click below to view the trailer

June 24th ” Paddington” 8:30 pm

Get ready to frolick through London by way of a Peruvian Bear named Paddington!!

The fun starts as the sun sets Wednesday June 24th…around 8:30pm.

Join us a little earlier at 7pm and our friends at Mr. Dreqi Entertainment will be facepainting the little ones!!!!



directed by Paul King

“A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.”

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Schedule Summer 2015

Summer 2015 Schedule of Films:





August 5th  ST VINCENT


September 2nd  SELMA


June 10th ” The Imitation Game” 8:30 pm


“The Imitation Game”

Directed by

Morten Tyldum

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The Imitation Game was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won the Best Adapted screenplay award at the 2015 Academy Awards.

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

click  below to view the trailer


Dust off those lawn chairs, call your friends–after the sun sets on Wednesday June 10th…and if it’s not raining (fingers crossed), we start up our 11th Season of Films in Van Vorst!!

With a generous donation from Dixon Leasing –we will be showing our films on a new screen and with a new projector!  And we couldn’t have the season without additional help from Silverman: Building Neighborhoods, PSE&G, and JCMC Barnabas Health, The City of Jersey City, The Friends of Van Vorst Park & the Van Vorst Park Associationwe are VERY GRATEFUL to all–

Our first film:

THE IMITATION GAMEDirected by Morten Tyldum 


We are working out the details of the rest of the season and hope to have that finalized in the next few days!!


Bring a chair, Bring a friend–the movie & popcorn is on us!

Films in Van Vorst 2015

Summer is fast approaching and we are super excited about our 11th season!

That’s right, 11 years a team of dedicated volunteers from the Van Vorst Neighborhood have brought you movies for free under the stars in our beautiful park.

This year, with a GENEROUS donation from our friends at DIXON LEASING:a subsidiary of DIXON ADVISORY we are purchasing a new projector and a new screen.  It’s been 10 years and the technology has changed so much that we felt it was a good time to invest in new equipment and Dixon stepped right up and volunteered to help us out!!

We also need to thank our friends  at Silverman: Building Neighborhoods, PSE&G,  Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health, The Van Vorst Park Association & The Friends of Van Vorst Park and the City Of Jersey City for their generosity.  Without them, we would have a great screen & projector but no films…. we truly appreciate every dollar donated!!

If you’ve been coming to our movies you know the deal. We are on every other Wednesday, this year starting June 10th.  The Wednesdays in between are our “rain dates”.  We typically wait till the very last minute to cancel–we HATE to postpone…but the weather sometimes just doesn’t cooperate.  We will post any cancellations on Facebook, or via Twitter @VVPAJC.  We also use JC List and this website to get the word out. Remember, bring a chair, bring a friend, bring your dinner~the movie an popcorn are on us.

Stay tuned to hear about our exciting season!  And in the meantime, if you want to learn how to get involved email us at We can always use volunteers !

September 3rd ” Grand Budapest Hotel” 8 pm


“Grand Budapest Hotel”

directed by

Wes Anderson

 Set in famous hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars. The film follows the comic adventures of a legendary concierge who teams up with a lobby boy to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.. Released to critical acclaim, it features an all star cast including, Ralph Fiennes , F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Tom Wilkinson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and many others.

click below to view the trailer


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