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

August 19th  AUDIENCE CHOICE- 


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 vvpanews@gmail.com. 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.

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August 20th “Belle” 8:30 pm



directed by

Amma Asante

Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton and Miranda Richardson. The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son.

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August 6th ” The Lego Movie” 8:30 pm


“The Lego Movie”

directed by

Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

 starring the voices of

Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. It is the first film produced by Warner Animation Group. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, the film tells the story of Emmet (Pratt), an ordinary Lego minifigure prophesied to save the universe from the tyrannical Lord Business (Ferrell).

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July 30th ” Twenty Feet From Stardom” 8:30 pm


We will be screening “Twenty feet From Stardom” Wednesday night, July 3oth at 8:30

Originally posted on Films in Van Vorst:


“Twenty Feet From Stardom”

directed by Morgan Neville

The winner at the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature film,

it tells the true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unnamed voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Archival footage and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.

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” Twenty Feet From Stardom” has been postponed to July 30th 8:30 pm

Due to weather we have postponed the screening of ”Twenty Feet From Stardom” to the rain date of July 30th.

Our general practice is by 6pm on the date of the screening to postpone the screening if the chance of rain on;


for the 07302 zip code is 50% or greater at any time during the filming hours.

This can vary slightly so check this website to be sure. We will always post changes. See you next week


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